Ethan Grove Ethan Grove is the Manager of both Laboratory Fire Testing as well as Mobile Fire Apparatus Testing at Intertek’s York, PA test facility. Ethan began his tenure in 2011 as a test technician, assisting in bringing the lab and its equipment online and accredited for testing. Through his career, he has advanced up to Manager of the lab after bringing equipment online such as the Steiner tunnel, roof testing apparatus, an Intermediate-scale Multistory Testing Apparatus (ISMA), a full-scale vertical furnace, a hood calorimeter, and a radiant panel for exterior walls. Ethan is involved in several ASTM E05 task groups and subcommittees for test methods linked to the equipment he has commissioned.
In 2021, Ethan and several members of his team started Intertek’s Mobile Fire Apparatus Testing group, which provides testing services for equipment owned and operated by fire departments and commercial fire brigades in and around the York, PA area, extending to Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Ethan is leading the effort to create and commission new and more accurate testing equipment, which will provide superior repeatability and safety for the testing required by NFPA and compliant municipalities. Ethan has over 8 years in the volunteer fire service as a firefighter and over 11 years of accredited testing experience, both in test execution and management, and is increasing Intertek’s presence in NFPA for the specific test committees that Intertek tests to.