AFSA Webinars Free for Members
There are many benefits to being a member of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Time and again, members have commented on how joining the association has opened new doors for their business, and allowed them to access resources that are unique to this association. One of the greatest benefits available to members today is the multitude of educational webinars offered by AFSA.
If you have never attended an AFSA webinar, there is no time like the present. The next webinar, “NFPA 20, 2016 Update,” is scheduled for April 25 and will be presented by Telgian Corporation’s Tracey Bellamy, P.E. This webinar will cover updates to the 2016 edition of NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Fire Pumps for Fire Protection, from the previous 2013 edition. Update your knowledge fast with this convenient source for water-based system designers, installers, contractors, engineers, inspectors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). Visit firesprinkler.org/webinar and claim your seat in the virtual classroom.
All live webinars are free to members, and many webinars presented by AFSA have been recorded and are available on AFSA’s website, firesprinkler.org, for the significantly discounted member price of $40 (compared to the non-member price of $250).
Webinar topics run the gamut from information modeling to sprinkler pipe corrosion, and include NFPA updates and OSHA awareness. AFSA webinars are an invaluable tool for all industry professionals, and only members of AFSA get to access them for free.
On average, each webinar has about 300 attendees, and on technical webinars the average attendance is over 500. The feedback is always overwhelmingly positive.
“Attendees find these seminars informative and engaging,” says Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA meeting programs coordinator. “Attendees like that they earn CEU and CPD that can go toward their NICET recertification. Many of the speakers are well known in the industry. Attendees appreciate being able to listen to these speakers from the comfort of their own office.”
Webinars are presented by experts in their fields. The January 2016 webinar, “Growing Your Business with AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program,” was led by Russ Leavitt, executive chairman of Telgian Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, and Jack Medovich, P.E., senior vice president and founding partner of Fire & Life Safety America (an ECFP Co.), Hanover, Maryland. The program was an indepth look at AFSA’s new educational program, the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development Program. In a short half-hour time period, attendees learned how AFSA’s comprehensive, first-of-its-kind ITM Inspector Development Program prepares candidates for NICET’s Level II certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems, and were able to interact with the presenters in order to get their questions answered.
In 2016, AFSA is moving toward a new webinar platform, which will provide members with an even clearer and more intuitive viewing experience. The more members who are aware of this valuable aspect of AFSA membership, the more will benefit from the information available, and the more the fire protection industry will grow. Sign up today for the next AFSA webinar, spread the news among your friends and colleagues, and make this valuable benefit available to all. Visit firesprinkler.org/webinar for more information on upcoming events.