Classifying Mixed Commodities

The Impact of Group A Plastics One of the most critical variables necessary to define the right design basis for the protection of storage is the commodity classification. In evaluating an individual pallet load, Class III and IV commodities have pretty much always been allowed to have some Group A …

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Apprenticeship Programs Can’t Do It Alone

Three Observations About Workforce Development in America *The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to partner with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) to develop its Fire Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Training Series and to celebrate apprentices. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, here is an article …

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Membership has its Benefits

Quality Contractor Program

Quality Contractor Recognition Program What sets apart “good contractors” and “great contractors” is distinguishing your company from the competition. That’s why the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) created the Quality Contractor (QC) Recognition Program, which allows contractor members to be recognized for their effort in growing companies that produce quality …

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Supply Chain Issues

M/S Council Working to Meet Challenges With the continuing challenges facing our industry related to supply chain issues and material pricing escalations, I feel compelled to reach out to our members. Production and shipping constraints have led to longer delays beyond historical norms, and the impact to your projects and …

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Flashpoint

I want to take this opportunity to announce that Victoria Valentine has been selected to receive the grade of Fellow in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Vicky has been a great addition to the AFSA technical team, and this recognition for SFPE is well deserved. Congratulations! Your AFSA …

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RELIABLE GROOVED AND THE VOICE OF A CUSTOMER

This blog post contains sponsored content. A NEW LINE LAUNCHED In 2022 Reliable launched our line of Reliable Grooved Couplings and Fittings.  Stamped on each Grooved part is RASCO, the abbreviation of our company, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.  Just like our sprinklers and valves. The development of this product spanned …

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