With the vast amount of equipment firefighters use the tracking, inspection and maintenance of that equipment can be challenging. Organization and efficiency are critical to the smooth operation of fire houses, but more importantly the safety of firefighting staff.

Our Inspection Module includes Hoses, SCBA, Vehicles, Vehicle Ladders, Vehicle Pumps and Ground Ladders

Fire Hose and Appliance

Fire hose and appliance inspection in accordance with NFPA standards include the inspection of all fire hose, nozzles, couplings and appliances. The 2013 edition of the NFPA 1962 has been updated to include the following:

  • Attack hoses and supply hoses are to be tested to a minimum psi
  • Pre-connected lines or attack lines used for interior firefighting, and nozzle or hose connected appliances need to be flow tested as a system a minimum of once per year
  • Replacement schedules for fire hoses based on usage, age and test results must be implemented.

FireHouse Manager can help you complete your Hose and Appliance Inspections with straightforward checklists making it easier to comply with these and all hose and appliance standards.

Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

NFPA 1852: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), 2013 Edition establishes requirements for the selection, care, and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as required by the respiratory protection program in NFPA 1500: Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program to reduce health and safety risks associated with improper maintenance, contamination, or damage. FireHouse Manager’s SBCA inspection module is an online checklist that includes all the required inspections such as:

  • Heads Up Display
  • Hoses/Connections
  • Regulators
  • Gauges
  • Low Air Alarm
  • P.A.S.S. Alarm
  • Voice Amp
Vehicle Inspection

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus, 2012 edition starts off by saying “This standard defines the minimum requirements for establishing an inspection, maintenance, and testing program for in-service fire apparatus." Daily and weekly automotive fire apparatus inspections are a must.

Daily inspections, also called pre-trip inspections should utilize forms that list all the things that need to be checked, inspected, and initialed on a daily basis.

The daily inspection form is typically a checkbox type form that is in compliance with the department’s inspection program.

While vehicle inspections are necessary the can be time consuming and tedious. FireHouse Manager’s Inspection Checklist can help. It provides for easy identification of missing items or defects on the fire truck. Included is a comment area for notes any deficiencies.

Aerial Ladders

Aerial ladders need to be tested and inspected on a regular basis, including both visual and operational inspections. Departments need to use a systematic approach to be sure the inspection is thorough. FireHouse Manager's aerial ladder inspection checklist makes it hard to miss any items. A comprehensive inspection process can save fire departments money while keeping the firefighters safe.

Vehicle Pumps

Pumps are used to ensure an adequate water supply when demand exceeds what the public supply can output. Pumps are an integral part of fire protection. If a pump fails to operate correctly the outcome can be catastrophic. To make sure vehicle are in proper working order they require periodic inspections and testing. FireHouse Manager checklists streamline the process.

Ground Ladders

Ground Ladders provide firefighters a means of safe access and egress, above and below ground for rescue, ventilation and firefighting purposes. It may also be used as bridging, ladder drain, catch basin, PPV, ladder sling, portable sump and other applications. It is most important that ground ladders are regularly inspected to find any necessary issues that need to be dealt with.