BASIC & ADVANCED REPAIRS

ABOUT OUR REPAIRS
Unattended damage can worsen until your ensemble and ensemble elements can’t be restored to safe condition. Regular repair can keep ensembles in serviceable condition and extend its safe, usable life, which significantly lowers replacement rates.
 
MARKEN is a UL verified Independent Service Provider (ISP) for all outer shells, all thermal liners, and all moisture barriers. That means our repairs have passed testing by a certification organization as required by NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1855. All MARKEN Basic and Advanced repairs, modifications, and alterations are done in a manner that meets your original specification on any brand of turnout gear and using like materials and components that are compliant with NFPA 1955, 2013 edition, NFPA 1971, 2013 edition, NFPA 1977, 2011 edition and NFPA 1999, 2013 edition.  
With a over 50 years of combined experience, the MARKEN Repair Technicians are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry.
 
We take quality very seriously and continuously strive to improve our value added processes.   Because of our continuing commitment to constantly improving, we committed to becoming ISO 9001 registered using UL DQS, Inc. Testing Services and we are proud to have become the first ISP in the U.S. to earn this registration.   ISO 9001 is already required for every manufacturer under NFPA 1955, 2013 edition, NFPA 1971, 2013 edition, NFPA 1977, 2011 edition so we asked ourselves why aren't the ISPs required to do so also?. Certification by the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) 9001, 2015 edition guarantees that a Quality Management System has been implemented. ISO registration is important to our customers and our prospective customers because they know that our quality systems are sound and have been audited by an independent third party and will result in shorter lead times, high delivery reliability, and consistently high quality of services and products. ISO registration is important to our employees because all of our quality processes are thoroughly researched and documented. Our ISO efforts communicates to employees that they are working for a company that is serious about quality and continuous improvement. 
 

​​ BASIC & ADVANCED REPAIRS ​​
Firefighting is hard work and even the toughest gear will experience wear and tear. But, worn or damaged turnouts are often repairable and a more cost-effective solution than replacement.

MARKEN is a UL NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1855 verified Independent Service Provider (ISP) and with a combined 50 years of experience, the MARKEN repair technicians are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. Our repairs have passed a series of tests and we have a documented UL ISO 9001:2015 registered Quality Management System and compliant 29 CFR 1910 OSHA program. All MARKEN repair technicians have completed comprehensive training to become certified to perform Advanced Repairs on turnouts. This isn’t just a job to them; it’s an art and a life skill. We have demonstrated our proficiency in performing Advanced Repairs on all outer shells, thermal liners and moisture barriers.


OPTIONS, ACCESSORIES, AND MODIFICATIONS
If you are having a problem with how your turnouts fit, the placement of a name patch, not enough pockets or you would like some custom designed pockets, our repair technicians can customize your turnout gear to your specifications.

The following highlights just a few of our options and accessories that MARKEN can add to your turnouts:

  • adding flashlight holders
  • adding microphone tabs
  • adding trim, lettering and patches
  • custom designed internal/external pockets
  • adding hooks, d-rings and harness loops
  • shortening/lengthening legs
  • shortening/lengthening sleeves
  • decreasing/increasing waist size
  • decreasing/increasing chest size
  • shortening/lengthening jackets hems

MARKEN is the first and only ISP in the U.S. to be both UL NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1855 verified and UL ISO 9001 registered.  Is your ISP?