National Hose Testing Specialties, Inc.

Corp. Office - Headquarters

1572 SE Howe Street

P.O. Box 1024

Dallas, Oregon 97338

Toll Free: 877-873-6487

Phone: 503-623-9422 

Fax: 503-623-7424

Email: info@nhts.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 8-4:30pm PST

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F.A.Q.

Does the Fire Department need to help NHTS, Inc. with testing?

No, NHTS, Inc. provides the personnel and equipment to complete the testing.

Can NHTS, Inc test hose and ladders at the same time?

We started that in the industry. We can test both at the same time. One schedule, one time out of service and two annual requirements completed. Call us today for more info.

Does NHTS benefit both volunteer and career departments?

Yes. As training requirements and call volume continue to challenge and career fire volunteer departments time required to test fire hose and ground ladders creates an additional strain. Freeing time for training is a goal that every department is looking for.

 

Is using highly trained fire emergency professionals to test hose and ladders the best use of their time?

The issue comes down to safety and the most effective use of their time. Each department is unique but time needed for training and increased call volume is challenging most departments.

What does NHTS, Inc. do about rejects?

NHTS, Inc. tags all rejects informing your department of the problem and where the problem is located on the hose. We would then use tested rack hose to complete the reload of apparatus or inform you of the shortage.

Does NHTS, Inc. repair hose?

No, but we will do our best to put you in touch with someone who does.

Does all attack hose get service tested at 250 psi for 5 minutes?

No, in fact most attack hose manufactured after July 1987 require test pressures of 200 or 300 psi per NFPA 1962 Standards. Regardless, all hose is tested for 3 minutes.

How long does it take to test one engine?

Depending on how much hose your engine carries, the working area and the water supply, but generally, an average of two to two and a half hours.

Is it true that our department is to test brand new hose before putting it in service?

It is true if the the actual manufactured date is not within one year.

What does it cost to have NHTS, Inc. test my Fire Department’s hose?

Every department is unique, but generally it is based on quantity. Contact us for a free quote.

Will NHTS, Inc. number our Fire Department’s hose if needed?

Yes, we do this as part of our service, at no extra cost.

Is hose testing annually required by OSHA?

This is a state by state issue, but many state OSHA programs require annual testing per NFPA 1962 standards.

How long will it take to test all of our Fire Department’s hose?

We currently test between 12,000 to 15,000 feet per day. By totaling your inventory, you can calculate the amount of time needed to complete testing.

What does NHTS, Inc. need to complete hose testing at our department?

We need two things; Water (hydrant or pumping tender), an area to test (pavement 150' x 50' minimum with LDH). In the event of multiple stations we need apparatus operators to rotate engines to a single test site.

Does the Fire Department need to help NHTS, Inc. with testing?

No, NHTS, Inc. provides the personnel and equipment to complete the testing.

Can NHTS, Inc. test hose and ladders at the same time?

We started that in the industry. We can test both at the same time. One schedule, one time out of service and two annual requirements completed. Call us today for more info.

Does NHTS benefit both volunteer and career departments?

Yes. As training requirements continue to challenge volunteer and career departments time required to test fire hose and ground ladders creates an additional strain. Freeing time for training is a goal that every progressive volunteer department is looking for. For both groups the issue comes down to safety of their personnel and the most effective use of their time. NHTS is currently testing the smallest of departments to large metropolitan organizations and providing both with the highest service and value possible.