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Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is recognizing members who are celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. The member companies featured here have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership.

“As we bring 2020 to a close, it sure is nice to have something happy to celebrate such as these significant membership anniversaries!” comments AFSA Vice President of Membership & Communications Liz Messner, CAE, IOM. “The investment of these members in AFSA membership has made a big difference in the growth, prominence, and excellence AFSA has achieved. AFSA is proud to honor and recognize these great companies. We are grateful for your trust and support over the years.”

Several members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in November and December 2020. Sprinkler Age asked those members some questions about their time in the fire sprinkler industry and with AFSA. Ronald Davis, with Contractor Member Clark Patterson Lee, shared some of his favorite AFSA memories and things he’s learned through the years.

How did you get involved in the fire sprinkler industry?

“I started pipe schedule sprinkler layout design in 1985 with the A&E Firm RS&H in Greensboro, North Carolina.”

How did you get involved with AFSA?

“When I started working for Moser Mayer Phoenix in 1991 as a plumbing/sprinkler designer, I became more involved with researching NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, sprinkler design criteria.”

What is your favorite or most used AFSA benefit?

“My favorite benefit is the Tech Update weekly e-newsletter.”

What is your favorite AFSA and/or AFSA convention memory?

“The 2019 ASCET seminar in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.”

What is the most significant change you’ve seen in the industry?

“The technical support and training opportunities.”

What’s the key ingredient to your success?

“Staying abreast of NFPA changes and updates.”

If I weren’t working in fire protection, I would be…

“ … a plumbing/HVAC designer.”

Happy Anniversary!

AFSA looks forward to celebrating with more members! Recognition in Sprinkler Age will be done in five-year anniversary increments and is available to all membership types. Congratulations to these members and AFSA looks forward to celebrating with more members throughout the year!

AFSA Milestone Membership Anniversaries
November–December 2020

30-Year Anniversary
Contractor Members
Guy M. Cooper, Inc. Mechanical Contractors, Willow Grove, PA

25-Year Anniversary
Contractor Members
Bravante and Associates, Inc., Boonton, NJ
Rieve Fire Protection, Bethel, CT
Xcel Fire Protection, Inc., Salem, NH

20-Year Anniversary
Contractor Members
Flow Fire Protection, Inc., Collins, CO
Sprinx Fire Protection, Inc., Gig Harbor, WA
Designer Members
Clark Patterson Lee, Greensboro, NC

15-Year Anniversary
Contractor Members
All American Fire Systems, Inc., Claremore, OK

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