Fire Hose Inspection and Testing

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  •  In-service hose intended for occupant use only shall be removed and service-tested as specified in Chapter 5 at intervals not exceeding 5 years after installation and every 3 years thereafter.
  • In-service hose shall be unracked, unreeled, or unrolled and physically inspected at least annually. Hose shall be reracked, rereeled, or rerolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position on the hose.
  • Physical inspection shall determine that the hose, couplings, and any nozzles have not been vandalized, are free of debris, and exhibit evidence of mildew, rot, or damage by chemicals, burns, cuts, abrasion, and vermin.

     

  • All nozzles shall be inspected at least annually and after each use. The nozzle inspection shall include verification of the following:

    Clear of obstructions in waterway
    No damage to tip
    Full operation of adjustments such as pattern selection, etc.
    Proper operation of shut off valves if so equipped
    No missing parts
    Threaded gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1

  • The service test pressure for hose manufactured in July, 1987 and after to meet the requirements of the 1987 or subsequent editions of NFPA 1961, Standard for Fire Hose, is stenciled on each length of hose and reads "Service Test to_______PSI per NFPA 1962."

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