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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 March and April including …

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AFSA Schuylkill Chapter Donates NFPA 13D System

Members Support Specially Adapted Upper Southampton HFOT Home for Army Veteran U.S. Army Cpl. Kevin McCloskey, 29, and his wife Bridget were welcomed home January 12, 2019 to their Upper Southampton, Pennsylvania residence donated by Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a 501(c)(3) organization based in Taunton, Massachusetts that helps severely injured veterans rebuild their lives …

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The Transforming Digital Age of Life-Safety Inspections

How to Stay Competitive In this article we’ll highlight technological changes which are evolving the life-safety inspections industry. We could write a book on these changes, but in the interest of time, we will take a deeper dive into the operations of two companies which are at the forefront of these advancements.  This article features …

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Dry System Valve Trip Testing

All That It Entails With all that NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, includes, few things are as straight forward as the trip testing of a dry system valve. Straight forward, however, does not mean uncomplicated. So, don’t lose focus during this test procedure or you’ll find …

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Significant Changes to NFPA 20, 2019 Edition Webinar

Webinar Offered Free to All AFSA Members on May 8 Join AFSA for a free webinar “Significant Changes to NFPA 20, 2019 Edition” on May 8, 2019, 12:00–1:30 p.m. Eastern time. This webinar is offered free to all AFSA members. To register visit firesprinkler.org/webinars.  Webinar Details Join AFSA to learn about the significant changes to …

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Silver Anniversary Tournament a Success

AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation Hosts 25th Annual Golf Tournament The AFSA Virginia Chapter & the Burn Survivors Foundation (BSF) held its 25th Annual Burn Survivors Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. We had a very beautiful fall day for this event! 2018 Tournament Details …

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Generated Nitrogen Gas in Dry and Preaction Sprinkler Systems

A Simplified Approach The scope and purpose of this article are to show that when the gas produced by a nitrogen generator for corrosion mitigation in dry or preaction sprinkler piping is at least 99.5 percent pure (maximum 0.5 percent residual oxygen), purging (venting) air from an initial pressurizing step is rendered unnecessary.  In explaining …

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Investing in Career Technical Education

Encourage the Federal Government to Double Their Funding Career Technical Education (CTE) provides middle school, high school, postsecondary, and adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for successful careers. Learners enrolled in CTE programs progress along a pathway of increasingly specific academic and technical courses. They often have the opportunity …

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