Education

Take Designers to the Next Level

Introducing the Intermediate Fire Sprinkler System Planning School to Bring Designers to the Next Level The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to take designers to the next level with its new Intermediate Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Experienced layout technicians will gain a deeper understanding of the tools …

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CAL Fire-Approved Courses Anytime, Any Place

New CAL Fire-Approved Courses Added The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) recently added 16 new recorded webinars to its existing on-demand library. Twenty-six hours of CAL FIRE-approved courses are now available online and at fitters’ convenience. Access to these webinars is especially important for contractors in California as they need …

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Tyre Takes Top Prize

Industry Talent Showcased at National Apprentice Competition The stage was set. On September 21, 2021, hundreds of onlookers flooded into the bustling exhibit hall at AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Antonio, Texas, to watch the 28th Annual National Apprentice Competition hosted by the American Fire Sprinkler Association …

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The ROI of Membership

Together We are Stronger Membership in the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) brings a measurable return on investment (ROI). Like any business decision, contributing dues to a trade association must bring value for the members and for the fire sprinkler industry in ways that matter. When I was a younger …

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Sprinkler System Design in Mind?

A Mix of In-Person and Virtual Learning Planned for 2022 The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is set to train fire sprinkler system designers in 2022 with its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School—and there’s big news! A new class format that features a blend of in-person and virtual …

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Flashpoint

A New Year brings resolutions. This year, why don’t you consider investing in yourself. Over the years, I have known many great layout technicians and engineers who are getting old. I do not mean old with respect to age. I mean old and outdated with regard to their training and …

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ITM Program Develops Inspectors

Registration Now Open for 2022 The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development program is preparing to welcome students to its Spring 2022 ITM class virtually on April 11. Now is the time to invest in your workforce and expand your services! The program features …

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CAN YOU MEET THE CHALLENGE?

Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents 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. Update for 2022—each issue of Sprinkler Age will focus on one …

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