Nozzles, appliances and couplings shall be inspected and tested in accordance with NFPA 1962, Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances, 2013 Edition, Chapters 5, 6 & 7.  All nozzles, appliances and couplings shall be maintained in accordance with the respective nozzle manufacturer’s instructions.


All nozzles shall be inspected after each use and at least annually.  The nozzle inspection shall include verification of the following:

· Waterway clear of obstructions

· No damage to tip

· Full operation of adjustments such as pattern selection and so forth

· Proper operation of shutoff valve, if so equipped

· No missing parts

· Thread gasket in good condition in accordance with 4-3.1


Manifolds and appliances are visually inspected and hydrostatically tested, and the relief valve is tested for proper operation.



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