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Ferguson Fire & Fabrication Proudly Sponsors AFSA37

Ferguson Fire & Fabrication are proud Platinum sponsors for the 2018 AFSA 37th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Washington D.C. Fire protection contractors rely on Ferguson Fire & Fabrication for the most comprehensive product inventory available, from sprinkler heads and devices to special hazards equipment, fittings, pipe and hangers. Ferguson Fire is the nation’s largest independent distributor of fire protection …

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Structural Support Bracket
changes in 2016 nfpa 13

Not Part of the NFPA 13 Hanger Assembly I get many technical questions regarding code and standard jurisdiction for the structural support bracket. The answer to these questions varies, but usually includes both the building code and NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, for different reasons. In defining the structural support bracket …

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We Can Work It Out

Home Fire Sprinkler Advocates and Homebuilders Team Up to Secure Landmark Sprinkler Ordinance How did they do it? That was my burning question when news broke in February that the Las Vegas City Council had unanimously approved a requirement to include fire sprinklers in all new homes under 5,000 ft2 built in the city. I …

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YPY Honorable Mention: Christopher Crivello, PE

Crivello Receives Young Professional of the Year Honorable Mention AFSA’s NextGen Initiative is pleased to announce that Christopher Crivello, PE is an Honorable Mention winner for the Young Professional of the Year award. Crivello, principal and partner of RAN Fire Protection Engineering, PC, Albany, New York, has dedicated his life to the fire protection industry. …

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YPY Honorable Mention: Stuart Weeks

Weeks Receives Young Professional of the Year Honorable Mention AFSA’s NextGen Initiative is pleased to announce that Stuart Weeks has been selected as an Honorable Mention winner for its Young Professional of the Year award. Weeks began his fire protection career in January of 2000 and is currently with American Fire Protection, Inc., in Greenville, …

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Mozak Named Young Professional of the Year

Humility, Honesty, and Hard Work are Keys to Career Success A “self-made man” is a classic phrase first coined on February 2, 1832, by United States Senator Henry Clay who referred to the self-made man in the United States Senate, to describe individuals whose success lay within the individuals themselves, not with outside conditions. Kevin …

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AFSA Announces New Colorado Chapter

AFSA Members Band Together in the Centennial State Adding strength to numbers, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), the nation’s leading fire sprinkler industry group, is pleased to announce the recent formation of its Colorado Chapter. In December 2017, four AFSA contractor members took the official first step by signing a letter of intent to …

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Coffey Takes Home Gold at ABC

AFSA Contractor Member Apprentices Sweep Competition The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was well represented and swept the competition at the 31st Annual Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Craft Championship (NCC) held in Long Beach, California, March 18-22. Bryant Hamilton Coffey won first place and a gold medal in the fire sprinkler category. Coffey …

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