2021 Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society Announced
The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society was first established in 2012 to recognize those trainees, along with their sponsoring employers, who have completed all four levels of the AFSA Correspondence Course for Fire Sprinkler Fitters with a cumulative grade point average of 95 percent or above. Inductees into the 2021 class of AFSA’s Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society represent approximately the top 4 percent of the 206 four-level graduates for the year. The following companies are the proud employers of inductees into the 2021 Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society:
• Crawford Sprinkler Company of Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina;
• Falcon Fire Protection, Jackson, Michigan;
• Fireline, Inc., Tupelo, Mississippi;
• Hart Plumbing of Connecticut, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut;
• Meridian Fire Protection, Inc., Salem, New Hampshire;
• Prairie Fire Solutions, LLC, Dell Rapids, South Dakota;
• RCI Systems, Inc., Tempe, Arizona;
• Rescom Fire Protection, Burlington, Massachusetts;
• Total Fire Protection, Berthoud, Colorado; and
• Western Automatic Sprinkler, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Leslie Clounts, AFSA director of education services, notes: “Congratulations to these select companies and their apprentices, representing the top 4 percent of all apprentice graduates in 2021. Their dedication to training is evident, and I’m glad they chose AFSA’s curriculum as the foundation.”
Recognition plaques for the individual students are provided to the sponsoring employer so that the contractor company can present the plaque to the fire sprinkler fitter graduate at an appropriate time and location. AFSA is also pleased to honor those contractors who participate in this training curriculum and encourage their fitter trainees to study and do well on their tests by recognizing their company in Sprinkler Age.
AFSA’s National Apprentice Competition was created in 1993 to celebrate fire sprinkler fitters and showcases the best apprentices AFSA has to offer. The competition will celebrate its 29th year at AFSA41: Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition October 16-19 at the Bellagio Las Vegas. Apprentices could win up to $5,000 cash, a set of brand-new hand tools, an expense-paid trip to AFSA41, and a complimentary AFS41 registration for you and a guest determined by the sponsoring company.
Many contractor employers of fire sprinkler fitter trainees who competed in the annual event state that it builds enthusiasm among all employees and encourages trainees to study the AFSA Apprenticeship Training Series for Fire Sprinkler Fitting books more carefully and improve their performance in the program. The National Center for Construction Career Education and Research (NCCER) and Pearson, in partnership with AFSA, recently updated and enhanced this book to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive apprenticeship training in the sprinkler industry. For more information about AFSA’s apprentice training and education programs, visit firesprinkler.org/education-training.