Tag Archives: Apprentice Competition

AFSA37 Heads to the Capitol

The Largest Annual Fire Sprinkler Exhibition in the World Offers Something for Everyone Come to the nation’s capitol and be a part of the largest event of its kind in the fire sprinkler industry as the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) hosts AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition September 30-October …

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Allsouth Makes Record Donation

Largest Donation to Date Will Help Fund Legendary National Apprentice Competition In 1994, Allsouth Sprinkler Company’s founder, Robert L. “Bob” McCullough, was the chairman of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Education & Apprenticeship Committee. In his role as chairman, he was instrumental in the formation of AFSA’s Annual National …

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Offord Wins National Apprentice Competition


Membership in the winner’s circle of the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 23rd Annual National Apprentice Competition has its privileges. Just look at this year’s champion, fire sprinkler fitter Jonathan Offord. Despite having a background in plumbing, Offord says he did not find the fire protection industry, rather it found …

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Where Are They Now?

where are they now apprentice

Catching Up With Apprentice Competition Alumni The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) National Apprentice Competition began in 1994 at the 13th Annual AFSA Convention & Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That year, for the first time ever, seven apprentice finalists representing member companies from across the country competed to become …

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Sutliff Takes Gold

Sprinkler Fitters Shine at National Apprentice Competition The competition at the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 22nd annual National Apprentice Competition was nearly as hot as the temperatures outside of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. This year’s festivities, held during AFSA’s 34th annual Convention and Exhibition, drew a crowd …

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