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Teddick Takes Home Top Apprentice Title

Best of the Best Compete at AFSA37 On October 2, 2018 hundreds packed into the buzzing exhibit hall at AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in Washington, DC, to witness seven finalists compete in the silver anniversary, 25th Annual National Apprentice Competition hosted by American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). The convention and competition were truly …

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Design Training Set for 2019

Secure Your Spot for AFSA’s Popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School Celebrating 35 years of designer training in 2019, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set its 2019 schedule for its Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Seven sessions are planned for the coming year: January 14-25, February 25-March 8, April 22-May 3, June …

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Scholarships Share Safety Message

Over 100,000 Students Learn About Sprinklers The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to offer financial assistance and public awareness of sprinklers through its online scholarship program, AFSAscholarship.org. A total of $25,000 is awarded through this public awareness campaign to 10 lucky graduating high school seniors and five college/trade school students as they pursue …

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Debra McGuire Named AFSA President and CEO

Association made stronger through addition of top executive The Board of Directors of the Dallas-based American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is delighted to announce the selection of Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, as the association’s fourth President and first female Chief Executive Officer. Established in 1981, AFSA and its federation of 32 chapters serve …

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NFPA 20, 2019 Edition

Accepted Changes and Additions The NFPA 20 committee has completed the review process and update of the 2019 edition of NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, and it is ready for distribution to the public. This article highlights some of the important results of the committee’s review of the …

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NFPA 14, 2019 Edition

Major Updates Made to the Standard The major updates for the 2019 edition of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, are to align the extracted reference tags with previous editions of other standards along with the requirements in other codes and standards. There are not a lot of technical changes …

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Inaugural Fly-In a Success

AFSA Members Descend on Capitol Hill for Legislative Day in DC Over 50 fire protection executives from across the nation attended the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) inaugural Capitol Hill Day to advocate for fire sprinklers and other pro-merit shop legislation on Capitol Hill. On October 3, participants attended a two-hour Capitol Hill preparation training …

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Legislative Review 2018

Codes, Standards, and Regulations in the U.S. and Canada This issue of Sprinkler Age features our 31st annual legislative review. This summary of legislation and codes offers a quick overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry in individual states and Canadian provinces. The information in these charts was gathered from a survey sent to the …

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