Presentation on theme: "Learning Objective 1 Describe the safety considerations taken when service testing a fire hose."— Presentation transcript:
0 Essentials of Fire Fighting 6th EditionFirefighter IIChapter 15 — Fire Hose
1 Learning Objective 1Describe the safety considerations taken when service testing a fire hose.
2 Service testing fire hose guidelines are provided in NFPA® 1962. Should be performedAnnuallyAfter repairsAfter vehicle has run over hoseBefore testing, examine forExcessive wear, damage to jacketCoupling damageDefective, missing gasketsIf defects found – Tag for repairIf damage not repairable – Remove from service
3 The test site area should meet certain criteria before performing testing. Paved area with enough room to lay out hose in straight lines, free of kinks, bends, or twistsProtected from vehicular trafficWell lightedSmooth and free from rocks and debrisOn a slight grade to aid water drainageComplete with water source sufficient for charging hose
4 You should also gather the necessary equipment before beginning the test. Hose testing machine, portable pump, or fire department pumper equipped with gaugesHose test gate valveMeans of recording hose numbers and test results(Cont.)
5 You should also gather the necessary equipment before beginning the test. Tags or other means to identify sections that failNozzles with shutoff valvesMeans of marking each length with year of test
6 The service test procedure requires that you exercise great care. (Cont.)
7 CAUTIONAll personnel operating in the area of the pressurized hose should wear at least a helmet as a safety precaution.
8 The service test procedure requires that you exercise great care. Connect hose to dischargesClose all valves slowlyTest lengths of 300 feet (100 m) or shorterLay large-diameter hose flat before chargingStand away from discharge valve connectionKeep area as dry as possible
9 REVIEW QUESTIONWhat are the safety considerations that should be taken when service testing a fire hose?
10 SummaryBeyond the understanding of fire hose necessary of a Firefighter I, advancing to Firefighter II includes knowledge of the procedures for testing hose.
11 Learning Objective 2Service test a fire hose. This objective is measured in Skill Sheet 15-II-1.