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"Meeting people all over the country from different communities is pretty cool."

— Derek T. - Team Leader

"Meeting people all over the country from different communities is pretty cool."

— Derek T. - Team Leader

What We Do

FireCatt conducts standardized safety tests on fire hoses, ground ladders, nozzles and appliances for fire departments, departments of defense, airports and industrial companies.

What sets FireCatt apart from the competition?

FireCatt’s resolute commitment to pursue, innovate and provide the most advanced, reliable testing technology and customer experience in the industry. FireCatt’s goal is clear-cut: To give first responders peace of mind that the equipment they use to save lives has been tested to the highest standards.

All FireCatt tests meet every NFPA standard:

Fire Hose Testing

FireCatt uses the only remote, automated pressure release system in the industry, eliminating the dangerous practice of manually releasing high pressure at the end of each hose. FireCatt’s use of digital pressure transducers also removes all subjectivity found in other hose testing methods. Our results are scientific, data-driven and repeatable. Our process includes the following:

  • Annual Service Pressure Test per NFPA 1962 standard, latest edition
  • Identification number assigned using a barcode on each coupling and redundant marking on the hose jacket
  • Inspect outer jacket, inner liner, couplings and threads
  • Inspect gaskets and replace as required
  • Lubrication of couplings using fire hose manufacturer approved 100% silicone lubricant
  • Lubrication of all apparatus connection points using “Never Seize”

Ground Ladder Testing

Precision ground ladder testing employing digital load cell technology designed to meet NFPA 1932 standard, latest edition. Full structural, mechanical (hardware) and load bearing inspection and strength tests. Identification number assigned using a barcode on each ladder and fastening an approved heat sensor.

Nozzle & Appliance Testing

The Mobile Test Labs are engineered to precision test nozzles for pressure and flow testing per NFPA 1962 standard, latest edition. Base nozzle pressure testing, inspection for waterway obstruction, damage to tip, proper shut-off valve operation, thread gasket condition. Identification number assigned using a barcode on each nozzle and appliance.

Contact Us

3250 West Big Beaver Road
Suite 544,Troy, MI 48084
248-643-7200 ext 13

We are grateful you built the best technology for testing, because at the end of the day, if the hose fails, nothing else matters.

Chief Barnwell, Mackinac Island

It went great, the guys got a few sprinkles but got it all done in one day. Fabulous group to work with. It is always nice that the crew remembers the trucks from last time and put it all away the way they found it. Thanks again for a good job.

Chief Wolff

The crew that came to Douglas County did a really great job and worked as a team. They were on the job on time and had our hose tested in a timely manner. These past years of having your company come in and do the testing for us is the only way to go and is sure painless on our part. Please thank them for a job well done and look forward to next year.

Chief Riley

I just wanted to send a thank you to you guys. It was a long day of testing 12,000 feet of hose, and I have to say the guys you sent did an awesome job. They were very easy to work with and they worked their tails off! It was a pleasure working with FireCatt this year. I look forward to working with you in the future.


I understand you and your staff were able to test our hose successfully even in far less-than-desirable conditions. I appreciate the dedication of your employees in doing so. We are much appreciative of your efforts and look forward to working with you again next year.

Chief Brumfield

I would highly recommend your services to anyone that is on the fence on contracting these services out. The only issue was I wish I would have done this years ago.

Sean Okerlund – Fire Chief, Cambridge Fire Department

We think the testing process, with your company, was awesome. The crew that came to Hartford Township was great to work with, and are exceptional workers. We will defiantly pass on to other Departments, what a great experience it was to use your company to do our hose testing, and we look forward to working with you for years to come. Thank you.

Captain Wilson