Fire Hose Testing

Technical BulletinLast updated Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Equipment failure can result in catastrophic injury to responders, bystanders or both. Routine testing of fire hose, couplings, appliances and nozzles is necessary to provide a reasonable level of safety for users and to increase the likelihood the equipment will perform as designed.

Supplemental Resources

Technical Bulletin

NFPA 1962 Standard for Care for Hose & Appliances

Fee-based national standard on fire hose maintenance, replacement and appliances


SOG Sample - Hose Testing

How to test fire hose using NFPA 1962 standard

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