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Aegis Fire Achieves Quality Contractor Status
Quality Contractor Program

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has awarded Quality Contractor recognition to Aegis Fire Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, California. The Quality Contractor (QC) program was launched to publicly recognize and honor fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, training, quality …

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Learning About Sprinklers Through Scholarships

High School and College Students Benefit From Online Contests  Since its creation in 1996, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Scholarship Contest has sought to promote the scholarship outside of the fire sprinkler industry in the hope of reaching students who may otherwise never have recognized the importance of automatic fire protection. Now entering its …

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Members Elect 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Ted Wills Elected Chair of the Board  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its 2019-2020 officer elections during the October 2019 Board meeting at AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Diego, California. Ted Wills, president of Anchor Fire Protection Company, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, was elected as Chair of the Board. Other officers elected …

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John Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, Appointed AFSA’s Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services

John August Denhardt, PE, FSFPE The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has selected John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, as its new Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services, effective January 6, 2020. Denhardt will be responsible for strengthening AFSA’s engineering and technical approaches to meeting member, industry and operational priorities, with an emphasis on service, …

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The West Coast Welcomes AFSA38

San Diego Hosts America’s Largest Fire Sprinkler Event  The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 38th annual AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition was held October 1-4 in San Diego, California. The beautiful weather and relaxed atmosphere of the Golden State offered the perfect backdrop for the annual “education vacation.” Nearly 1,500 fire sprinkler professionals and …

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Decrypting Cybersecurity

Are You Protected? Cybersecurity is a hot topic with a recent rise in robocalls, email phishing scams, and other digital attacks on our personal information becoming the norm, rather than the occasional annoyance they used to be. With the rise in attempted attacks, there also comes a new level of sophistication. It is often tough …

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Protecting Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena

AFSA Member American Automatic Sprinkler’s Project Nears Completion Construction commenced at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas with a “Let the Dirt Fly” groundbreaking ceremony held on April 18, 2017, but for AFSA member American Automatic Sprinkler, Inc. (AAS) of Fort Worth, one of the largest merit-shop fire protection contractors in Texas, preparations started weeks …

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Standpipes: Protecting Horizontal Pipe

What are Laterals? One of the aspects of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, that has been regularly edited over the last several cycles of the standard is the protection of piping against fire damage. This article will look at these changes with a particular focus on laterals. It will …

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