About Us


In 1989 Waterway introduced the fire service to a new concept in fire hose testing... outsourcing. The idea of providing fire departments with an alternative to in house testing was a bold concept to say the least. Realizing that the annual NFPA required test was a time consuming, labor intensive task that was also dangerous to fire personnel, fire departments quickly saw the value in this service. As a result growth has been steady and continuous as more departments join the increasing number of Waterway customers.

With the vision to expand across the U.S., Waterway began the process of creating franchise opportunities. As a result Waterway now has franchises up and down the East Coast and the Mid West owned by fire-fighters who can carry out fire hose and, in most cases,ladder testing to the same high ISO standards as the parent company.

Waterway of Michigan is one of these franchises.  Waterway Of Michigan has been in business since 2008 and with over 150 customers in 2013 we are growing strong.  Dave Van Putten is the owner/operator with over 18 years fire experience.  2013 was a record year for us as we broke the 1 million foot mark for one year, we double our staff to 25 employees, we added pump testing and hydrostat testing.  We are now also able to test over 37,000 feet of hose in just over 10 hours.

We are always looking for new services to add to our offerings to make mandatory periodic testing as easy as possible for fire departments.  Look to us in the future to offer such tests as appliance testing, whole system testing and air bag testing.

With over 20 years experience as well as millions of feet of hose tested, Waterway continues to develop and refine tools and equipment that make the job more efficient and safer for hose testing crews.

Our crew may look young but we are the best in the business and are proud of what we contribute to the emergency services community.  Our pride shows in the way we care for your equipment and how we leave it at the end of the day!

Waterway Of Michigan, LLC
3509 108th ST SE
Caledonia, MI  49316

(800) 991-6297
FAX (800) 991-6297