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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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Chair’s Message

From the AFSA Chair of the Board: Partnership is one of the core values we have at FLSA/Summit, the company I work for, and I truly believe it’s an important part of our lives as well. Whether it’s in our personal life or professional life, we partner with others that …

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Higher Standards

As this issue of Sprinkler Age will be available at the NFPA Annual Conference & Expo®, this column will serve a special purpose. In preparation for the 2022 NFPA Technical Meeting, AFSA has reviewed the posted Certified Amending Motions (CAMs) for the relevant standards on the A2022 and F2021 revision …

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Fire Sprinklers in the Media

“Sprinklers Flood Residents Out of Their Homes” or “Headlines We Hate!” The above headline equates to “Actor Breaks Leg Live on Stage” after the assassination of our President Lincoln. What is the absolute first thing you notice missing in that headline? Any facts? Anything more descriptive as to what occurred? …

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