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AFSA41 Heads to Vegas!

AFSA41 Offers CEUs and Connections in the City That Never Sleeps AFSA41 is headed to Las Vegas! The city’s new slogan, “What happens here, only happens here!” is the perfect setting for the largest fire sprinkler exhibition of its kind in the United States—AFSA41.  Join the American Fire Sprinkler Association …

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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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AFSA Membership Has Its Benefits

Tips to Maximize Your ROI on AFSA Membership If you’re reading this article, chances are you are, were, or will be a member of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). But how would you categorize your AFSA membership activity level? Are you an involved participant? Inactive? Observing your membership from …

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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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Chair’s Message

WHAT WE DO WORKS! Since my last article, there have been tragic fires in New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, where three firefighters lost their lives. It pains me every time this happens, knowing that there’s technology here that can prevent these tragedies from happening … fire sprinklers! WHAT WE …

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The Antifreeze Loop(hole)

A Call for Action on NFPA 25 EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of Sprinkler Age. It has been revised for clarity since being published and is printed below. The end is neigh! Listed antifreeze solutions have been required in new systems since the 2013 edition …

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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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