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Viva Las Vegas!

Kevin T. Fee was chosen as AFSA's 2022 Henry S. Parmelee Award recipient and received his award from Chair of the Board Jack Medovich, P.E. at the AFSA41 General Session.

AFSA41 Was a Jackpot Success! This year, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was thrilled to welcome attendees to AFSA41: Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition in Las Vegas, October 16-19. Nearly 1,300 fire sprinkler contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects, Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJs), and other industry professionals rushed to the Bellagio …

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Hanson Takes Home First-Place Gold

Jacob Hanson with Security Fire Sprinkler is the winner of the 29th National Apprentice Competition.

National Apprentice Competition was the Highlight of AFSA41 The crowds began pouring in and rallied together this year to see men hard at work. On October 19, 2022, hundreds of onlookers rushed into the bustling exhibit hall at AFSA41: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in Las Vegas to watch the …

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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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