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Thank You for Your Support!

Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries  As the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2019, we also recognize those members who are celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. The member companies featured have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership.  Several members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in July and August including …

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Mentoring the Next Generation

AFSA NextGen Launches New Mentor Program  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), the leading merit shop fire sprinkler trade organization, has empowered its young professional affinity group the NextGen Initiative (NGI) to create a mentoring program, which aims to pair young people in the industry with more established industry experts. NextGen plans to nurture the …

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Online Award Nominations Now Available

Nominate Those Who Have Made an Impact on the Fire Sprinkler Industry  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) recognizes those individuals who have given extraordinary support to furthering the advancement and awareness of fire sprinklers. The prestigious Henry S. Parmelee award, esteemed Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award, highly regarded Young Professional of the …

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Meeting in Myrtle Beach

Joint Convention Offers Networking Opportunities  The 16th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina (NC/SC) Joint Convention & Trade Show was held May 8-10, 2019, at the Marriott Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At the risk of sounding repetitive, a new record for overall attendance was set for the fourth year in a row—total combined …

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Stuck on Standpipes?

Informal Interpretations Help Members The informal interpretations featured in this issue of Sprinkler Age address standpipe issues. AFSA’s informal interpretations are provided to AFSA members by Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services Roland Huggins, PE; Senior Fire Protection Engineer Russ Bainbridge, PE; and Technical Programs Specialist Tom Noble, CET. These opinions are provided …

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Home Sprinkler Week Raises Public Awareness

AFSA Supports Coalition’s Nationwide Educational Event in Boston The vast majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. The time has come to bring attention to this problem–and its solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) celebrated Home Fire Sprinkler Week from May …

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Sounding the Alarm with the Red Cross

AFSA Participates to Educate the Public About Fire Sprinkler Systems  Every year the American Red Cross presents its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and through this campaign provides a local community outreach opportunity across the country with the “Sound the Alarm – Save a Life” program. This program takes place in late April/early May annually and …

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What Does an Association Do for the Industry?

The Importance of Committees  If you read Nikki Ray’s article in the last edition of Sprinkler Age, you were given a great example of what it means to be an active member of an association—our association—the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). Being an active member can have several different meanings: attending your local chapter meetings, …

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