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AFSA Welcomes New Manager of ITM Technical Training, John Johnson, CFPS

John Johnson, CFPS joins the Technical Services Department as its manager of ITM technical training. Johnson brings over 30 years of experience in the fire protection and fire suppression industries. Experienced in most aspects of fire protection he specializes in the design, operation, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems. As manager of ITM technical services, Johnson will …

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Fire Protection and Life Safety

Considerations of Mass Reopening As the country moves toward reopening businesses and ending lockdown periods undertaken to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, everyone is focused on safety from an exposure standpoint. However, it is important to ask what impact these efforts have on fire protection and life safety? As workers strive to find new …

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Shamoon Named Young Professional of the Year

The American Dream Still Exists Jamil Shamoon lives by the “Golden Rule.” But treating others the way he’d like to be treated is far from the only reason for the 39-year-old, father of four’s success. As owner of Symons Fire Protection in Poway, California, Shamoon has worked in various positions of the fire sprinkler business …

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COVID and Its Impact on Construction

AFSA Contractor Members Cautiously Optimistic in Face of Pandemic During this time when the COVID-19 pandemic is crippling various industries, construction has been one of the few industries that has been maintained to some extent. More stringent quarantine orders have been implemented and new U.S. weekly unemployment claims have smashed records as the economic impact …

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Save on All On-Demand Recorded Webinars

Half-off “Summer Sale” for AFSA Members Recorded webinars from the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) offer fire sprinkler contractors and other professionals access to the best in specialty education anytime. Featuring the most sought-after thought leaders in fire protection, AFSA On-Demand offers a superior learning experience in a unique and user-friendly format. Members benefit from …

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A Vocal Advocate and Fierce Defender

Maryland State Fire Marshal Geraci Named Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year “Fire prevention is our most important service” is the motto of the Silver Spring Fire Department in Maryland, and a phrase Brian Geraci says has pushed his career down a path that includes being a vocal fire sprinkler advocate while working in the …

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Chairman’s Message

Rather than make this article just one more message about the coronavirus, I thought that I would take a different tack. I want to instead address the idea that we are not in uncharted waters but that we have lived through tough economic times in our nation before. In 2008, we experienced the housing crisis. …

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AFSA39 Postponed in the Interest of Safety

AFSA Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition Scheduled to Return to Orlando in 2023 After thoughtful consideration, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Board of Directors has announced that AFSA39: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition scheduled for September 13-16 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando will not take place this year. “AFSA’s priority is the …

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