Apprentice Competition

AFSA sponsors an Annual National Apprentice Competition. Seven finalists, apprentices representing member companies from across the country, compete to become the winner of this national competition. These contestants take a practical test in the Exhibit Hall during the AFSA Exhibition each year, as they cut, thread and install a steel & plastic piping system with sprinkler heads and perform a pressure test. You will have the opportunity to see this competition from beginning to end.

The seven finalists receive an expense-paid trip to compete, plus a free convention registration for each finalist’s employer. The AFSA winner will receive a cash award, tools and an expense-paid trip to represent AFSA at the ABC Craft Championship! Don’t miss this most exciting event!

Check back in Spring for 2015 Competition details.

2014 Competition

Congratulations to the following AFSA Members whose apprentices made it to the final round:

Fire & Life Safety America

Firestop, Inc.

Midwestern Mechanical, Inc.

Rapid Fire Protection, Inc.

Red Hawk Fire & Security, LLC

Reliable Fire Protection

2014 Competition Donors

This year’s competition would not be possible without the generous support of these companies.

Gold Level


  • AllSouth Sprinkler Company
  • American Fire Systems
  • Anvil International
  • BlazeMaster® Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Ferguson Fire & Fabrication
  • Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation
  • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
  • Tyco Fire Protection Products
  • Victaulic

Silver Level


  • Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers
  • Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI)
  • Foothill Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Global Safety Products
  • Metraflex Company
  • Pace Supply Corporation
  • Southeast Fire Protection




  • AutoSPRINK (Div. of M.E.P.CAD)
  • Hampshire Fire Protection
  • Pace Machinery Group
  • Permabond Engineering Adhesives
  • Quality Fabrication & Supply
  • Rapid Fire Protection
  • Reed Manufacturing
  • Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Corporation
  • Viking Group, Inc.
  • Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers
  • Wheeler-Rex
  • Western Fire Protection, Inc.

Bronze Level


  • 900 Industries
  • AGF Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Alwest Fire Protection
  • Anchor Fire Protection
  • Bamford Fire Sprinkler Co.
  • Brendle Sprinkler Company, Inc.
  • Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Inc.
  • Century Fire Protection
  • Clarke Fire Protection Products
  • Crawford Sprinkler Company 
  • Diamond Automatic Sprinklers, Inc.
  • Dynamic Fire Protection
  • Foster Engineering Consulting
  • Flexhead Industries, Inc.
  • General Air Products
  • GF Harvel
  • Hydratec, Inc.
  • Impact Fire Services
  • Jimco Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Valve Company
  • Mountain States Fire Protection
  • Noble Company
  • Pentair Flow Technologies
  • RelMark Group
  • SOLBERG, Co.
  • Sunland Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Sure Fire Protection
  • Telgian Corporation
  • Total Fire Systems
  • TradeMaster
  • Umpire Technologies Group
  • United Brass Works, Inc.
  • Viking Group, Inc.
  • Ward Manufacturing Company
  • Western Fire Protection, Inc.