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FSST is Celebrating More Than 25 Years and Over 50,000 ladders!

We are pleased to continue our tradition of providing professional service to fire departments, airports, and highway departments throughout the Northeast. 

Visit us at the 2017 Fire Industry, Rescue & EMS Expo

Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY from June 15th through June 17th.  Please visit our booth #1017 on the upper level of the Event Center.  We will have 2 brand new Little Giant fire ladders on display for your viewing.  Find out what the "Defender" and "Overhaul" ladders have to offer your department.

FSST Now Offers Sales and Service for Little Giant Ladders®

Little Giant ladders offer the versatility of 24 ladders in one. Fire Service Safety Testing is proud to offer complete sales and service for this remarkable product. Contact us for all your ladder sales and service needs.

1983 NFPA/OSHA Fall Protection Inspections and Equipment Sales

FSST is proud to announce that we offer inspection and sales of fall protection equipment to meet 1983 NFPA/OSHA requirements. Our inspection services include belts, harnesses, lanyards, carabiners, and life safety rope. We also offer a full line of fall protection products from Miller, Gemtor, and Yates Gear. Contact us today to see how we can help with this important aspect of keeping crews safe.

Steve Speer is Featured in "Fire Rescue" Magazine

Steve Speer is featured in another article!  Grab a copy of the February 2015 issue of "Fire Rescue" magazine and check out the article titled "Slipping Through the Cracks."  Steve discusses the need for fire departments to have adequate fall protection on hand to ensure the safety of their firefighters.

Steve Speer has Article Published

An article by Fire Service Safety Testing President and CEO Steve Speer has been published in the April 2012 issue of Fire Chief Magazine. The article titled, "Take Nothing for Granted" explains why regular inspections and testing of ground ladders should be part of every department’s maintenance regimen. Click here to read the article on the Fire Chief Magazine website.

Corrosion Warning!

Corrosion can and will damage your ladders. Recently, we found two examples of extreme corrosion problems.  Click here to learn more.


See our reflectors in use!

On Jan. 28, 2006, the Brighton Fire Department battled a blaze at a residence. Two firefighters were injured and a dog was removed from the structure. No one was home at the time. Reflectors installed on the ladders by FSST can be clearly seen In these photos from the Monroe County Fire Wire website.


On Dec. 22, 2005, the Bushnell's Basin Fire Department conducted an ice rescue of a man who fell down a slope and ended up on the frozen Erie Canal.  Ground ladders were used to facilitate the rescue. Reflectors installed on the ladders by FSST can be clearly seen In this photo from the Monroe County Fire Wire website.

Photos © Scott Ellman
Click here to visit the Monroe County Fire Wire website.


New! The Importance of the Angle!

Click here to see a new page that will really give you something to think about!


Even Newer Demo!

Click here to view our latest demo showing why ladders should be tested. You won't believe what can happen to a ladder, even if it seldom comes off the truck!


New Demo!

Click on the link to the left to view our new presentation "Apparatus Ladder Mounting and Road vibration." Learn how to help prevent expensive damage to ground ladders by having them properly mounted. Information is also provided on developing specifications for purchasing a new rig.


Duo Safety Bulletin

Duo Safety does not allow external guide ladders as shown in these pictures. If you have any ladders that are questionable, call us.


We're expanding!

FSST is now able to provide complete ground ladder testing and repair service in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia in addition to New York State. Call or e-mail us to get more information or to schedule.


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