Tag Archives: John August Denhardt

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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Flashpoint

The last few months have been extremely busy for the AFSA Engineering & Technical Services Department. We are attending or presenting at AFSA chapter meetings or events; teaching Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School; teaching the ITM Inspector Development Program; preparing, teaching, and administrating the ASSE 15010 certification program; preparing, …

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Flashpoint

The process of creating the 2022 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is winding down. Public inputs, public comments, technical committee meetings and discussions, and the voting process have been completed. Overall, the AFSA technical services staff is satisfied with the results. However, there is …

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Flashpoint

As we start the New Year, my thoughts turn to addressing one of our membership’s largest needs: representation on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Our average contractor member typically does not have the time or resources to participate in the NFPA process actively. I know this firsthand. Working …

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