Services

General Services

Apparatus Foam System Injection Testing
SOS Safety’s experience with industrial apparatus foam systems is unsurpassed in the industry. Our 20 plus years designing, fabricating and testing gives our technicians the upper hand on foam injection calibration. Is your apparatus injecting properly?

Fixed and Semi Fixed Foam System Testing
SOS Safety will come to your facility and check your fixed and semi- fixed foam systems. This inspection covers liquid concentrate inspection, piping and valve operation, prime mover/pump and panel controls. Injection tests will be done as customer requests.

Apparatus Specification Writing
SOS will assist the truck committee on spec writing to assure everything from bumper to bumper is included. After an inspection of plant, hazards and logistics a complete specification can be drafted for the bid process.

NFPA Apparatus Testing
SOS will come to your facility and perform the annual NFPA water pump testing procedure. Any deficiencies will be corrected, new fluids replaced and the customer will receive a printed document of the complete service and testing that was done, certificate of pump test and RPM plate.

Tank Chamber Programs
SOS will make an assessment of your tank farm. Each tank will be shown as well as hydrant access, local roads and overall view of tank relative to farm. Flow calculations may be included in this program along with setup procedures.

Apparatus Services

Testing and Certification
With SOS as your Third Party inspection agent, we bring over 40 years of combined fire service
experience.

New Apparatus:
New apparatus specification preparation.
New apparatus specification review and approval.
New apparatus in progress inspections.
On site NFPA acceptance testing.
On site foam system proportioning accuracy testing of your new apparatus.

Existing Apparatus Services:
Large diameter hose discharge installations.
New monitor installations.
Additional discharge installations.
Water/Foam piping system up-grades.
NFPA certification testing. Routine apparatus maintenance.
Water/Foam pump repairs.
Foam system conductivity testing.
Apparatus Inspection

Foam Concentrate Injection Testing:
NFPA 1901 requires foam system accuracy testing be performed prior to delivery of new apparatus by the manufacturer. Even though NFPA does not require yearly testing, a yearly
system check is recommended. Just as fire pumps and fire hoses are tested, NFPA recommends a yearly system check.

Each foam discharge is tested for proper flow and accuracy in accordance with the design parameters set by each apparatus manufacturer. This assures the customer that each apparatus is accurately flowing foam at a fixed percentage and that each discharge is proportioning foam concentrate at the set percentage according to NFPA 11 standards for foam system operations.

SOS will check each discharge at 1% – 3% – 6% using the water equivalency method. Every discharge will be flowed at the manufacturer’s recommended nominal flow. A calibrated flow meter will be placed into the aux. liquid suction connection and the above injection points will be verified. TSI can make field adjustments on National Foam Servo Command and Pierce Husky units.

Emergency Pre-Plan Services

Firefighter Awareness and Self Confidence Training

Introduction:
Familiarization of one’s own mental and physical limitations is essential in performing the most basic tasks. Within a structure we may be faced with having to affect the rescue of a victim, one of our own, or you may even have to save yourself. When the time comes where your actions or inactions will mean the difference between life and death, we must know that we have the ability to push ourselves that extra 5′ or 10′ needed to make the difference!

Description:
This training is designed to address the fact that too many fire fighter deaths are occurring within 5′-10′ of an exit. This is a direct result of a fire fighters inability to stay oriented, calm, and take the appropriate actions. This class will put individuals through multiple evolutions that will allow familiarizations of ones limitations in order to avoid being a statistic. This class will provide the individual numerous techniques and “tricks of the trade” that will aid in performing the ultimate task of saving a life, including your own! The class will consist of extensive physical hands-on training with a short lecture portion.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

Have an increased awareness of personal physicl & mental limitations
Be familiar with various SCBA manoeuvres in order to survive
Become more comfortable in advancing handlines through difficult situations
Have increased confidence with personal gear & equipment
Have gained confidence in ones physical & mental abilities
Enhance their understanding of the importance of teamwork and communication

Search Training

Personnel:
This is for all who are willing to be challenged! Fire Departments should be cognizant of the limited class size of twelve (12) participants in each session in order to provide the hands-on necessary to accomplish the objectives above. If you’d like to schedule a class for your department or host a class for your members and those of surrounding departments contact us at

Introduction:
Performing a primary search is one of the most dangerous tasks we will face on the fireground. We are putting ourselves at great risk if we are not performing a search in the most efficient and effective manner, considering the fact that a search team usually operates without the protection of a hoseline. We must know that we have the ability and the knowledge to perform the ultimate accomplishment of affecting a rescue under the most stressful and strenuous conditions!

Description:
This training is designed to provide participants with methods and techniques to aggressively perform a search of an occupancy concentrating on high probability areas. This class will provide participants with “tricks of the trade” that will aid in the execution of a successful search. By employing what’s learned, this class will ultimately make our search operations safer by limiting our time in a hostile environment while increasing our chances to affect a rescue! The class will consist of all hands-on training that will provide participants with excellent information and drill ideas to take back to the firehouse.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this training, participants will:
Demonstrate various techniques to execute an efficient and effective search of a residential occupancy
Know when, why and how to effectively perform VES (Vent, Enter, Search)
Have learned various techniques to perform proper window entry, victim drags and carries
Become familiar with techniques to increase situational and occupancy awareness
Demonstrate methods to safely search large occupancies such as commercial structures
Have learned ways to stay oriented within a structure under high risk, stressful conditions and situations
Enhance participants own understanding of the importance of teamwork and communication

Personnel:
This class is limited to twenty four (24) participants in each session in order to provide the hands-on necessary to accomplish the objectives above. If you’d like to schedule a class for your department or host a class for your members and those of surrounding departments call us at

Ladder Class

Introduction:
The use of portable ground ladders is an integral part of basic firefighting. Personnel are required to use these ladders to perform rescue, to establish a second means of egress and as a means of advancing hose lines for fire attack. When the time comes to utilize this essential piece of equipment it must be done in the safest, most efficient and most effective manner possible.

Description:
This class is designed to introduce a more practical, street smart, realistic way of performing portable ground ladder operations on the fire ground, ultimately making our operations safer. The class will consist of a classroom presentation and extensive hands-on training.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

Be familiar with different ladder applications
Employ various methods to assist in the ladder size-up and selection process
Demonstrate various ladder carries and packages
Be familiar with proper ladder placement
Become aware of different ladder configurations and packages
Practice alternative heeling and locking techniques
Be more comfortable with working off a ground ladder with different tools to affect proper ventilation
Personnel:

Fire Departments should be cognizant of the limited class size of ten (10) participants in each session, in order to provide sufficient hands-on training. If you’d like to schedule a class for your department or h0st a class for your members and those of surrounding departments call us

Engine Company Operations

Introduction:
Successfully getting water on the fire is what saves lives and property more than any other fireground operation. We face many hurdles that will complicate our ability to get water to the fire. Your members must have a variety of practiced skills and ideas to get water on the fire, especially when faced with long distances, obstacles, intricate building configurations, etc.

Description:
This course consists of a morning lecture which identifies fireground engine company operations, including riding positions and assignments, water supply, stretching and operating the first line, the backup line, and when to use the 2-1/2 inch line. Hands on skill stations are conducted daily, under increasingly realistic conditions, to build solid engine company skills and confidence. The last day of training is scenario-based where students perform as members of an engine company.

Objectives:
Engine Company Riding Assignments
Setting Up an Efficient & Effective Engine Company
Capabilities of Hoselines & Nozzles
Extending Handlines Over Long Distances
Fire-to-Hydrant and Hydrant-to-Fire Hose Lays
Standpipe/High-Rise Operations
Engine Company Teamwork
Engine Company Strategy & Tactics
And more…

Personnel:
Fire Departments should be cognizant of the limited class size of twenty (20) participants in each session, in order to provide sufficient hands-on training. If you’d like to schedule a class for your department or h0st a class for your members and those of surrounding departments call us

 

At SOS Safety International, we train and provide knowledge and expertise on products obtained from major manufacturers. We have assisted in the development of new equipment by providing field knowledge and testing for future products.

We have helped modify, improve, and sometimes redesign equipment to better meet the needs of workers in a wide variety of hazards.