JLN Associates, LLC

We are Top Rung Inspection & Testing

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TOP RUNG

We are Top Rung, Inspection & Testing
We take care of fire service departments.

HOSE TESTING

NFPA 1962 2013 regulates the procedures for testing fire hose, and at Top Rung we make sure that we are up to date on all regulations regarding these procedures.

PUMP TESTING

ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH NFPA 1911 2012 – Utilizing our state-of-the-art Top Rung Draft Commander.

You test your pumps for the confidence in knowing that the apparatus is fully functional and prepared to work when needed. Additionally, a centrifugal fire pump is a mechanical device, like your car. The very moment it is put into service it is being worn out. By testing your apparatus annually,you have the ability of predicting your maintenance budget requirements 2 to 3 YEARS IN ADVANCE!

LADDER INSPECTION

Annual requirement of NFPA 1932 2010, Ground Ladder Testing.
The ladders are put through a hands-on inspection to ensure the ground ladder is safe for operation.

AERIALS

If your fire apparatus is equipped with an aerial device, the aerial device shall be inspected and tested as required by NFPA 1911. Top Rung will perform a thorough test and inspection of your aerial device from the top rung to the chassis.

"THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PREPARE."
Doug Cline, ISFSI
About
Our Team

OUR TEAM

Top Rung Inspection and Testing is a division of JLN Associates, LLC, which gives the company a foundation in safety. Top Rung is a proud, American company, providing fire departments across the North East with quality ground & aerial ladder testing, hose testing and pump testing. We are made up of a team of skilled, knowledgable fire service members and safety specialists. Our unique skills and dedication to the industry allow us to provide exceptional service and an understanding unlike another company. We want to help your department stay safe while protecting and serving.

JohnLN

John Nickerson

Principal, Owner
JohnD for Site

John Duddy

Manager
ChristianForSite

Christian Freund

Lead Technician

SOME FUN FACTS

Each completed project makes us more ready for the next. We aim to take care of those that care for our communities, with minimal time out-of-service. As a result, we deliver a more efficient service.

877857

ft of Hose Tested

143

Departments Worked With

54

Ladders Failed

438

Hours Saved

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OUR SERVICES

As a branch of JLN Associates, our quality standards in terms of service, knowledge and technical expertise, are enhanced by our foundation in safety.

HOSE

HOSE

Fire hose testing includes:
– Removal of fire hose from apparatus or storage.
– Labeling and recording of all information for each length of hose.
– Inspection of all fire hose, nozzles, couplings and appliances in accordance with NFPA standards.
– Rolling and repacking of fire hose in the same place and manner as it was removed or as you would prefer.

The 2013 edition of NFPA 1962, Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances can be found here: NFPA.

LADDERS

LADDERS

Our ladder testing equipment and procedures are certified to meet the current NFPA-1932 requirements for ANNUAL ladder testing.
Testing includes:
– Visual inspection
– Hardness tester
– Horizontal bending test equipment per NFPA-1932,5-2
– Verification of heat sensor expiration dates
– Documentation provided with each test

NFPA-1932 provides the following frequency of ground ladder testing
– at least annually
– any time ladder is suspected of being unsafe
– after ladder is subjected to over loading or impact loading
– after heat exposure
– after any deficiencies have been repaired unless only repair was replacement of the lanyard

Annual inspections and test program uncovers many defects before they become major problems resulting in better safety and lower maintenance costs.

Thorough documentation with a final report is provided with every ladder test.

PUMPS

Performance testing of fire pumps, once commonly referred to as service testing, is a basic requirement under National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1911, Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus, that is in place to help ensure the heart of your fire truck, the fire pump, performs as designed so it can be reasonably expected to pump rated capacity every time it’s needed during an emergency on the fireground.
It is a yearly requirement and also required after major pump system repairs have been done. As most know and will appreciate, a fire scene is not the place to find out that your rig’s most important component will not deliver rated capacity or pressure when it is needed the most.

It is important to keep in mind that although performance testing can be done from a hydrant, it is easier to validate or confirm actual pump performance from draft, like our Top Rung Draft Commander. NFPA 1911 recommends the drafting method of testing for this reason. Refer to NFPA 1911 annex (A.18.3.2) for more information about this.

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