In New Mexico we have businesses that will test ladders, test apparatus and test hose but not a business that will do everything during one visit.
The Fire Departments do hose testing and ladder testing and in most cases complete in-service pump testing. The ladders are tested at the station and the hose is tested at the station but it requires time out of service and travel to a water source to do the apparatus in service testing.
Most of the time it results in a muddy mess, the risk of drafting rocks or sand into the pump not to mention that trip back to the station because we forgot to get the barrel strainer. Most of our Volunteers like to train, pump water and raise ladders and roll hose during training. However it is sometimes difficult to get a crew together to test hose and ladders and usually travel time and location for pump testing limits the number that can leave the fire district.
How about one company that does it all during one visit?? At the station?? Is this possable and affordable??
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