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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May/June Technical Challenges

Can You Meet the Challenge? Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department staff present technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization. Each issue of Sprinkler Age …

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Construction Industry in Crisis 

Help AFSA Help You Everywhere I go, I hear people talk about the current crisis facing the construction industry, and especially in our fire sprinkler industry: • We don’t have enough labor to do the available jobs. • Steel prices and other material prices keep going up. • Supply chain …

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Virginia Chapter Members Golf for a Great Cause

It Was a Great Day for Golf On October 13, 2021, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Virginia Chapter held is 28th Annual Burn Survivors Golf Tournament at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was a great day filled with beautiful weather, spectacular golf, and great camaraderie …

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AFSA: Your Education Destination

ITM, Hydraulic Calculations, Design, and Apprenticeship Programs Offered In-Person and Virtually The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is your education destination! The association has new education training programs to meet everyone’s needs. Invest in your business and empower your employees in 2022 with these offerings, developed based on AFSA member …

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Flashpoint: NFPA Committees

One of the primary missions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is to formulate health and safety standards. The term “standard” includes various technical words that prescribe rules, guidelines, best practices, specifications, test methods, design or installation procedures, and the like. The size, scope, and subject matter of standards …

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A Sure Bet on Education

AFSA41 in Las Vegas Features Nearly 60 Technical and Managerial Seminars  The biggest and brightest minds in the fire sprinkler industry are converging Las Vegas for AFSA41: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition, to be held October 16-19, 2022. Learn from the best and earn CEUs, CPDs, and Contact Hours with …

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It’s an AFSA Sweep at NCC!

Members Win Gold, Silver, and Bronze The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was pleased to learn that fire sprinkler apprentices from three AFSA Contractor member companies won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2022 National Craft Championships (NCC) held in San Antonio in March.  …

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