AFSA is your partner in training
A well-trained workforce gives you the competitive edge. AFSA gives
you the access to the best in training for:
- Commercial and Residential Apprenticeship / Craft
- System Layout / Designer
- Sales / Estimating / Project Management / Inspection
- Fire eCampus Online training
- Online training for supervisors
- New Technology and Products through a variety of options, including
courses, hands-on classes, travelling seminars, webinars, online
training courses, and DVDs.
All AFSA members are entitled to free, initial legal consultation, over
the phone, with a nationally known attorney who specializes in labor litigation.
As an AFSA member, you will receive a discount on all products and services
including technical reference products, seminars, training courses, convention
registration and trade show booths.
As an AFSA member, you have access to important industry resources such
as Informal Interpretations, which are written interpretations available
from the AFSA Technical Services Department on any subject related to
automatic fire sprinklers. These "informal" interpretations
are generated from the AFSA library, NFPA Standards, building codes and
the AFSA Technical Committee.
AFSA works within the industry and the media to promote fire safety and
an awareness of the value of fire sprinklers in saving lives and property.
AFSA is a source of information on legislative activities throughout the
nation, and we serve as a clearing house for information and statistics
that could help promote fire sprinklers in your local area.
AFSA is active in HFSC...
Our Business Insurance is designed specifically for AFSA members. This
unique plan covers general liability, auto liability, worker's compensation,
fidelity bonds, umbrella coverage and many more options. The program also
features ample flexibility, so you can match protection to your particular
Group Health Insurance
AFSA members can custom design a group health plan. The coverage is available
to member firms with one or more eligible employees. more
Chapter membership increases your awareness of developments in the region
where you do business and it increases public awareness through local events
and charitable contributions such as chapter golf tournaments. AFSA chapters
work aggressively in state and local legislatures for positive fire safety
requirements, as well as watching for legislation that is detrimental to
open shop contractors.
As a national organization, AFSA acts as your liaison with other associations
involved in fire safety, government agencies that can affect your business
environment and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Working together with
agencies such as the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA) and organizations
such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Home Fire Sprinkler
Coalition (HFSC) , and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC),
AFSA helps to create an awareness of the dangers of fire. Communication
with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual (FM) through the
AFSA Technical Advisory Council promotes industry technical advancement
and cooperation. The leaders of the association testify before the House,
the Senate, state legislatures and city councils and represent the industry
at code conferences and other arenas for debate on fire safety. AFSA
also represents your interests on NFPA standards setting committees.
As an AFSA member, you can influence the direction of our industry by participating
in the many segments of AFSA leadership such as the following:
- AFSA Chapter Leadership
- AFSA National Committees
- Manufacturers and Suppliers Council
- NFPA Committee Representation
- AFSA Board of Directors