Fire Hose Testing

Fire Hose Testing

Our rigorous testing procedures meet or exceed the latest NFPA 1962 Standards. Below is a short description of the procedures we follow when testing fire hose;

  1. We photo document each hose bed to ensure the hose is reloaded to your specifications.
  2. Hose is off-loaded from one apparatus at a time. We test 14 lines simultaneously and normally complete an engine within 2.5 hours.
  3. We visually inspect all hose, couplings, liners and gaskets for abnormalities. If a section of hose is found to be faulty, the line is removed from service and red tagged. Tags show when and why hose was removed from service and indicates the faulty area of the hose.
  4. During testing, we inventory and log each hose using your identification system. If you do not use a system, we can create one for you at no additional charge. In addition, we can provide bar coded asset tags.
  5. During hydrostatics testing, all lines are secured to reduce the possibility of injury should a line burst.
  6. Following hydrostatic testing, each line is drained, rolled and reloaded according to your specifications.
  7. We usually test between 10-12,000 feet of hose per day, which expedites the process for your department and reduces downtime.
  8. Following your tests, we prepare a series of written reports. You will receive reports in both a paper and electronic format. We can also upload your test results into most fire management programs automatically.
  9. Our services are fully bonded and insured.
  10. Our crews consist of Certified Firemen that are thoroughly trained in the proper process & procedures of testing fire hose.