The ONLY Triple Certified ISP: ​UL NFPA 1851:2014 & ​1855:2018 third party verified and UL ISO 9001:2015 registered

ISO 9001:2015


Advanced Inspections and ​Complete Liner/Barrier Inspections

About Our Process
The purpose of the inspection is to identify soiling that can pose health risks or reduce performance and to identify repairable damage that affects protective performance of your ensembles.

An NFPA 1851 and/or NFPA 1855 compliant inspection program can identify signs of failure before it becomes a safety issue or leads to irreversible damage to the ensemble element.

MARKEN’s 50 years of combined experience have led us to develop inspection methods that identify damage and safety issues before they become a hazard to the firefighter.

Early detection helps prevent ongoing degradation. That’s why you need the professionals at MARKEN inspecting your ensemble and ensemble elements.

MARKEN's inspection technicians & quality control technicians are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry and all technicians have completed comprehensive training to perform Advanced Inspections on garments, helmets, gloves (performed in accordance with the glove element manufacturer’s instructions), and footwear.

​In addition, each technician has been trained to perform the Complete Liner Inspection. 

ISO 9001:2015
Advanced Inspections
Not all damage is going to be visible and not every sign of damage means the ensemble element requires repair. Charring or tearing on an outer shell may be easy to spot, but do you know if your thermal liner and/or moisture barrier has also been damaged? 

The highly trained and experienced inspection technicians at MARKEN can determine the answer to these questions for you and assist you with the best way to resolve any issues that arise during the Advanced Inspection.

As required by NFPA 1851 we will perform the Light Evaluation of Liners, and in place of the Leakage Evaluation Test (aka the Puddle Test), we will perform the Water Penetration Barrier Evaluation.  We will also install a FREE Proof of Service label indicating when the Advanced Inspection was performed and when the NFPA recommends the next inspection be conducted.

Did you know that the NFPA recommends the Advanced Inspection be conducted at a minimum of every 12 months or whenever the Routine Inspection of your ensemble indicates that a problem could exist? Our Inspection procedures meet and exceed the requirements listed in NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1855. 

Complete Liner Inspections (1851) & Complete Barrier Inspections (1855)
If your structural or proximity ensemble has been in service for three years or more, NFPA 1851 recommends that you have a Complete Liner Inspection conducted annually. Your liner system will be opened to expose all layers for the Complete Liner Inspection and a Water Barrier Penetration Test will be performed.

NFPA 1855 recommends that a Complete Barrier Inspection be performed on your Technical Rescue ensembles anytime the Advanced Inspection indicates that a problem might exist. The barrier will be opened to expose all layers for the Complete Barrier Inspection and a Water Barrier Penetration Test will be performed. We will install a FREE Proof of Service label indicating when the Complete Liner Inspection was performed and when the NFPA recommends the next one be conducted.

Final Quality Control Inspections
Once an element has completed the decontamination and/or repair process, the highly trained and experienced quality  control technicians at MARKEN will perform a final Quality Control Inspection to ensure that all repairs meet our strict ISO 9001 standards as well as NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1855 standards.  

MARKEN is not affiliated with any manufacturer or
distributor. We have no incentive to recommend
your turnouts for retirement.