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AFSA Launches Online Safety Portal

Free Safety Resource Aims to Help Keep Members Safe The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its newest free member resource, the AFSA online Safety Portal at afsasafetyportal.com. Developed by the AFSA Safety & Insurance Committee in partnership with Blue River Underwriters, an AFSA-endorsed insurance partner, the Safety …

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Chairman’s Message

It is time for some reflection as my two-year tenure as Chairman of AFSA comes to a close. I am grateful to the Board and the past chairs for affording me the opportunity to represent our industry and to be part of this great organization. For the past 10 years I have watched and helped …

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President’s Report: Inspiration

Inspiration. The actions of a person believed to qualify them to communicate sacred opinions. To understand the depth and breadth of knowledge that the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Past Chairman of the Board of Directors have brought to leadership conversations since 1981 is to understand why the principles of our organization remain so solid …

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Five Ways to Boost Your Emergency Preparedness Today

Understanding how to stay safe in an emergency September is emergency preparedness month. It serves as a great reminder that being prepared for an emergency is a vital for quick response times that help ensure safety of you and your loved ones. Each of these tasks can be easily accomplished today, and they have a …

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Listed Spray Sprinklers
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What Else the Testing Tells Us A common part of our industry is the use of Listed components. Other than the general understanding that this requirement provides a level of confidence that the devices will work, we typically don’t give the subject a lot of thought. There are multiple aspects of the underlying tests, though, …

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Moore Named 2017 Young Professional of the Year

Third-Generation Contractor Dreams of a More Beautiful World Her whole life, Tiffany Moore has sought to make the world a better, more beautiful place – literally and figuratively. The third-generation fire sprinkler contractor grew up with one foot firmly rooted in fire protection and the other in the world of art in Issaquah, Washington – …

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Explore the Largest U.S. Fire Sprinkler Exhibit
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AFSA36 Features Top Manufacturers, Suppliers in the Fire Sprinkler Industry The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 36th Annual Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition (AFSA36) is offering this year’s largest display of fire sprinkler products and services in the country! Visit Las Vegas and the top fire sprinkler industry manufacturers and suppliers September 24-27 at the …

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Listing of Hanging and Bracing Components

 Understanding the Testing Standards What is behind a listing? We know the components are tested, but to what degree? This information can help if an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is questioning the loading of an application using a listed support or brace. This article will provide some background of what the components go through for …

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