Annual NFPA Pressure Testing Services:
Hose TestingAll fire hose tested will be tested in accordance with: NFPA 1962 (2018): Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances.
What We Do:
- Document all the hose locations of the fire hose on the apparatus and how it is laid out to be properly reloaded.
- Remove all hose from apparatus to be tested in a systematic method.
- Visually inspect all hose removed from the apparatus
- Mark all couplings and inspect for damaged or missing gaskets; if they are damaged or missing they will be replaced
- Document all hose identification numbers along with size and color per the department’s identification numbering system; or if there is not one, hose will be assigned an ID for testing and documentation purposes
- Hose will be tested in accordance with NFPA 1962 (2018) edition
- After completion of testing, all hose will be loaded back on the apparatus as it was originally found
- All hose that did not pass the testing criteria will be marked and removed from service
- We are able to provide replacement hose at competitive prices if the department chooses to purchase replacement hose
Hydrostatic Nozzle TestingAll nozzles will be hydrostatically tested in accordance with: NFPA 1962 (2018): Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances.
What We Do:
- Document all nozzle locations on the apparatus and which they came from to be put back in proper location
- Inspect all nozzles for damaged and broken parts, missing or damaged gaskets, blocked and damaged valves, and any major leaks
- Test nozzles to NFPA required pressures with specialized equipment that meets NFPA 1962 requirements
- Document test results to include; date, size, test pressure, location, PASS/FAIL and reason for failure
- Remove and label nozzles that do not pass test criteria and provide written notification to appropriate department personnel
Apparatus Performance TestingAll apparatus will be service tested in accordance with: NFPA 1911 (2018): Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles.
What We Do:
- Test all controls
- Master Drain Operation
- Throttle Operation
- Battery Condition
- Emergency Lights
- Pressure and Flow testing
- Pressure Relief Valve Control test
- Tank to Pump flow check
- Dry vacuum test
- Pressure gauge checks
- Document and provide a written report to appropriate department personnel