2020 NFPA 1932 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Access the latest knowledge on testing and maintaining fire service duty ground ladders to help ensure optimal safety and performance.

    Due to the integral role ground ladders play in providing an emergency means of entry and exit in a fire and to move people and materials between levels of a building, it's critical this vital equipment performs as intended. NFPA® 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders, 2020 edition, offers the latest requirements for providing safety for firefighters and victims during the use of these ladders.

    The standard covers the mounting and storage, use, maintenance, inspection, and service testing of all types of in-service fire department ladders. Additional Annex content includes explanatory materials and informational references for increased accessibility.

    The revised NFPA 1932 is your resource for staying current with changes to the industry and maintaining compliance.

    Safe and effective fire service operations depend on having the knowledge to manage and maintain the equipment required for firefighting and rescue operations. The 2020 edition is updated to address the capacity to recognize the recovery of a ladder from load testing more quickly than previously outlined in the standard for streamline testing. Additional edits bring the document in closer correlation with NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer's Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders.

    Help ensure fire personnel responding to emergencies have reliable tools to get the job done safely and efficiently.

    It's crucial in-service ground ladders used for fighting fires meet strict criteria for quality and performance. Reference the most complete and relevant information by ordering your copy of NFPA 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders, 2020 edition.

  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1932 Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Ground Ladder Mounting and Storage
    4.1 Requirements for Mounting of Ground Ladders.
    4.2 Requirements for Storage of Ground Ladders.
    Chapter 5 Use of Ground Ladders
    5.1 Requirements for All Ground Ladders.
    5.2 Additional Requirements for Extension Ladders.
    5.3 Additional Requirements for Metal Ground Ladders.
    5.4 Additional Requirements for Wood Ground Ladders.
    5.5 Additional Requirements for Fiberglass Ground Ladders.
    Chapter 6 Inspection and Maintenance of Ground Ladders
    6.1 Inspection of Ground Ladders.
    6.2 Maintenance of Ground Ladders.
    Chapter 7 Service Testing of Ground Ladders
    7.1 Requirements for All Ground Ladders.
    7.2 Service Testing Requirements for All Ladders Except Pompier, Multipurpose, and Folding Ladders.
    7.3 Service Testing Requirements for Pompier Ladders.
    7.4 Service Testing Requirements for Folding and Multipurpose Ladders.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2015 Edition

    Improve safety and effectiveness during fire service operations. Make sure ground ladders meet the 2015 edition of NFPA 1932.

    NFPA 1932, Standard on Use, Maintenance, and Service Testing of In-Service Fire Department Ground Ladders specifies requirements for the use, maintenance, inspection, and service testing of in-service fire department ground ladders to ensure safety for fire fighters.

    Changes in the 2015 NFPA 1932 provide added confidence in safety:

    • An improved visual inspection checklist clarifies requirements, reducing the risk of oversights that could compromise ladder operation.
    • A new operational test for extension ladders helps ensure there is no damage to the ladder.

    Be confident all types of in-service ladders, including multi-purpose ladders, are tested and maintained for fire service duty. (Print, 24 pp., 2015) 

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