Once again, we found a way to get ourselves into trouble. With that, we introduce our new Flow Testing Program. Everything you need to make your apparatus NFPA 1962 ( Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances) compliant. We are now bridging the gap between what everyone has always been doing, and what they need to be doing. Through research and years of learning, we finally are able to bring this program to fruition and able to share it with any department in the nation. After flow testing my own department, our eyes opened wide, especially after seeing what we were flowing with our old nozzles and hose compared to our new cache of attack packages on our new apparatus. We are fortunate to have been able to purchase trucks with new hose and new nozzles, but before, we were "winging it". We used the "they'll ask for more or less pressure when they open it up." But what happens when something happens? What is the one word everyone cringes when they hear from their brass?
What is the liability of not knowing what you don't know? What's the liability of "we will give them more/less pressure when they want/don't want it"? What is the liability if someone gets hurt, or worse, dies and your brass can't answer the simplest of questions, like, "How many Gallons Per Minute were coming out of that handline?" Do you have a pump chart? Does your apparatus operators even know what to pump each attack package at? Is it theoretical calculations, or actual flows?
WE ARE TAKING THEORY OUT OF THE EQUATION AND SHOWING YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE FLOWING ON EVERY LINE, ON EVERY ENGINE IN YOUR ENTIRE FLEET.
Do you know what that takes care of? Liability. You know will know what you know. You will know exactly what GPMs were flowing at exactly the correct pressure. You will know you appliance numbers, hose numbers, and nozzle numbers on each piece of apparatus. NFPA 1962 compliance. Give us a call or an email and allow us to bridge the gap between what you don't know you're flowing and what you need to know. #KnowYourFlow