If hose-connected appliances fail or don't work properly, the results can be catastrophic. Reduce the risks through compliance with NFPA 1965: Standard for Fire Hose Appliances, featuring basic performance and operational requirements that all hose connected appliances must meet in an effort to improve the usefulness and safety of appliances connected to hose lines.
NFPA 1965 presents requirements for fire hose appliances up to and including 150 mm (6 in.) nominal dimension designed for connection to fire hose, fire apparatus, and fire hydrants and intended for general fire service use in controlling or conveying water. Provisions address operational design requirements for all fire hose appliances; construction materials; the full range of test methods; and compliance testing -- including certification, sample selection, test results, and design changes.
Updates in the 2014 edition:
Together with NFPA documents that address the fire hose, couplings and connections, and nozzles, NFPA 1965 contributes to a set of standards that are designed to provide consistent requirements for the whole fire hose system.