Annual Inspection & Testing
Annual Test &
Detailed inspection of apparatus.
Change pump oil.
Grease pump driveline.
Check all fluids, doors, lights, gauges, hinges, tank mounts, body mounts, steps, operators and valves.
Pressure test pump.
Running the pump.
Drafting or tank to pump test.
Full documentation provided.
Ground Ladder Testing
Quoted from NFPA 1901, NFPA 1915 - 10.1 and NFPA 1911
The requirements for service testing are contained in "Standards for Service Testing of Fire Pump Systems on a Fire Apparatus".
"According to this standard a pumper should be given
a service test at least once a year or whenever it has undergone extensive pump or power train repair. These service tests are necessary to insure
that the pumper will perform as it should
and to check for defects that otherwise might go unnoticed until too late."