The Elizabethton Fire Department is a full-time department with 24-7 staffing. As such, our fire trucks and firefighting equipment must be maintained in a constant state of operational readiness. This is accomplished through daily, weekly, monthly, and annual inspections and testing of all fire equipment. We inspect our Fire Engines and S.C.B.A.'s every morning, with a more thorough inspection of all equipment conducted every Monday morning. Our fire hydrants, fire pumps, fire hose, S.C.B.A.'s and Aerial Ladder Apparatus are also tested annually. The result of these tests are documented in the departments permanent records. The results and documentation of these annual tests count toward our departments ISO rating.