Serving Fire Departments since 1990

According to NFPA, ground ladders should be inspected on an annual basis or more often if a ladder has been structurally compromised. Even if ground ladders are seldom used, they frequently are damaged by road vibration and exposure to the elements.

At Fire Service Safety Testing, we make it easy. We can usually inspect and test your ladders, repair damage if necessary, and replace missing or damaged labels or heat sensors, all in a single visit. We usually can also avoid taking your truck out of service while we do our job.

Fall Protection Equipment

Just like ladders, fall protection equipment deteriorates over time, whether used or not, and can become a "Silent Hazard." The lives of firefighters may very well depend on their fall protection equipment to save their lives, but it might fail them when they need it.

At Fire Service Safety Testing, we can help make your crews safer and make it easier for your department or district. We can inspect your fall protection equipment on the same visit as your ground ladder test.

Serving Fire Departments for 29 Years

Our president, Steve Speer, has over 45 years experience as a firefighter. He is a retired lieutenant from the Ridge Road Fire District, a past chief of the Hilton Fire Department and served as a member of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Hilton-Parma Fire District for fifteen years. Steve is also presently serving as a member of the Ground Ladder Testing Committee of the N.F.P.A. We are a ladder safety and testing company with firefighting experience. To date, we have tested more than 65,000 ladders.

Dedicated to Servicing Ground Ladders & Fall Protection Equipment

Fire Service Safety Testing, Inc. is dedicated to Firefighter Elevation Safety throughout the Northeast. We provide NFPA 1932 Ground Ladder Inspection, Testing and Repairs as well as NFPA 1983 Life Safety Inspections including Belts, Harnesses, "Bail Out", Rope, Webbing and Hardware.
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Corrosion Warning

Corrosion Warning

Be assured that we will be watching for these problems as we test your ladders. Due to the nature of this problem, however, we recommend you inspect your ladders between our annual tests.

NFPA Codes and Standards

Expanded Service

NFPA reference documents regarding ground ladder use, ground ladder mounting & storage, ground ladder inspection and maintenance, and ground ladder testing & servicing.

Mounting/Road Vibration Video

Mounting/Road Vibration Video

Steve Speer gives an informative presentation on the many ground ladder mounting methods and problems improper mounting/road vibration cause to both ladders and equipment.

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FSST Experience

Serving Fire Departments since 1990

We have been serving fire departments for 29 years. To date, we have tested more than 65,000 ladders. Fire Service Safety Testing, Inc. provides professional ground ladder and fall protection equipment testing, service and repairs for fire departments across the Northeast. We travel to your firehouse and inspect/test each ladder pursuant to the NFPA Standards.

Steve Speer

Steve Speer

Our company president, Steve Speer, has more than 45 years of experience as a firefighter. He's a retired lieutenant from the Ridge Road Fire District in Rochester, N.Y., a past chief of the Hilton (N.Y.) Fire Department and a former member of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Hilton-Parma Fire District. Speer is currently a member of the NFP's Ground Ladder Testing Committee.

Client List

Client List

FSST has over 700 clients across New York state, as well as New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. We understand the demands on your time and resources. We can usually accomplish your ladder testing, any needed repairs or service, and fall protection equipment inspection all in one site visit. We can often do all this without taking any of your rigs out of service. Call us today at 866-788-7373.

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Ground Ladders

Ground ladders should be inspected on an annual basis or more often if a ladder has been structurally compromised.

Fall Protection Equipment

Just like ladders, fall protection equipment deteriorates over time, whether used or not, and can become a "Silent Hazard."