2018 NFPA 1962 Standard - Current Edition
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    Apply NFPA 1962 to help ensure fire hose, nozzles, and fire hose appliances prove effective in fire suppression operations.

    Updated to address advancements in technology, NFPA 1962: Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances contains the latest criteria for the inspection, care, use, service-testing, and replacement of:

    • Fire hose
    • Fire hose couplings
    • Fire-fighting nozzles
    • Fire hose appliance

    Coverage also includes requirements for the associated recordkeeping as well as new requirements for a system test of each pre-connected hose line or any attack line used for interior firefighting operations on a fire apparatus together with the nozzle or hose connected appliance it supplies.

    Changes in the 2018 edition reflect technologies used in today's field.

    This edition of NFPA 1962 features numerous revisions, specifically in the area of pressure control devices as they relate to fire department apparatus and pumps on fire department apparatus. Other changes help ensure that occupant-use hose is included in the service testing portions of the document.

    Fire departments as well as individuals and companies that provide testing or inspection of fire hose, nozzles and appliances need to stay up-to-date with NFPA 1962. (Print, Approx. 28 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1962 Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Equivalency.
    1.5 Units of Measurement.
    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 Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose
    4.1 Attack Hose, Supply Hose, and Forestry Hose.
    4.2 Occupant-Use Hose.
    4.3 Booster Hose.
    4.4 Suction Hose.
    4.5 Hose Inspection.
    4.6 Cleaning and Drying.
    4.7 Storage.
    4.8 Service Testing Attack, Supply, and Forestry Hose. Forestry Hose, and Occupant-Use Hose.
    4.9 Service Testing Booster Hose.
    4.10 Service Testing Suction Hose.
    4.11 Hose Records.
    4.12 Fire Hose Replacement.
    Chapter 5 Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Nozzles
    5.1 Care and Use of Nozzles.
    5.2 Inspection of Nozzles.
    5.3 Service Testing of Nozzles.
    5.4 Nozzle Replacement.
    5.5 Nozzle Records.
    Chapter 6 Care, Use, Inspection, Maintenance, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose Appliances
    6.1 Care and Use, Use, and Maintenance of Fire Hose Appliances.
    6.2 Inspection of Fire Hose Appliances.
    6.3 Service Testing of Fire Hose Appliances.
    6.4 Fire Hose Appliance Records.
    6.5 Fire Hose Appliance Replacement.
    Chapter 7 Care and Inspection of Couplings and Gaskets
    7.1 Couplings.
    7.2 Gaskets.
    Chapter 8 System Tests
    8.1 General.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Specifying and Procuring Fire Hose
    Annex C History of Fire Hose Coupling Thread Standardization in the United States
    Annex D Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    Update to the 2013 NFPA 1962 to be sure fire hose, nozzles, and fire hose appliances can operate properly for effective fire suppression.

    Featuring a revised scope and other changes, NFPA 1962: Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances contains the latest criteria for the inspection, care, use, service-testing, and replacement of:

    • Fire hose
    • Fire hose couplings
    • Fire-fighting nozzles
    • Fire hose appliance

    Coverage also includes requirements for the associated recordkeeping as well as new requirements for a system test of each pre-connected hose line or any attack line used for interior firefighting operations on a fire apparatus together with the nozzle or hose connected appliance it supplies. This edition has been revised to remove any reference to relay supply hose and unlined hose as well as requiring hose manufactured prior to July 1987 to be removed from service.

    Reorganized for ease of use!

    The new 2013 NFPA 1962 has been reorganized into a more user-friendly edition by bringing requirements for like equipment into the same chapter. Fire departments as well as individuals and companies that provide testing or inspection of fire hose, nozzles and appliances need to stay up-to-date with NFPA 1962. (Softbound, 27 pp., 2013)

     

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