individual or company whose activity is the development of fire sprinkler
shop/working drawings for fire sprinkler contractors, and is not engaged
in the physical installation or sale of fire system components. All design
firm members must be sponsored by two AFSA contractor members in good standing
An Authority Having Jurisdiction is any legal entity or person having approval authority over any aspect of fire sprinkler installations and/or installing contractors. This includes local, state and federal governmental and regulatory agencies; insurance and research organizations that establish and/or enforce industry standards; code and standards organizations or personnel.