NFPA (Fire) 1965

Standard for Fire Hose Appliances, 2014 Edition

National Fire Protection Association / 2013

Apply NFPA 1965 to help ensure the usefulness and safety of appliances connected to fire hose.

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:

  • New Section 4.8, drawn from NFPA 1963: Standard for Fire Hose Connections, relates to connections for large-stream devices to provide more comprehensive information for the field
  • Clarified terms and other changes promote consistency with NFPA? documents such as NFPA 1964: Standard for Spray Nozzles, along with ASTM standards

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.

Ordering and availability

This publication is available only in printed edition.

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