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Sprinkler Incentives Pave the Way for New Home Protection

Texas Development is a Model Using Incentives to Achieve Community Risk Reduction On average, seven people die in home fires in the U.S. every day (NFPA). Of all structures, homes are where we are most vulnerable, accounting for four of every five fire deaths and three of every four fire injuries. Research also shows that …

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Mentoring Matters

Why You Should Get Involved with AFSA’s Mentor Program Mentorship is overflowing with benefits for both the mentor and mentee. Mentorship relationships are customizable and look different from person to person. The process doesn’t have to be a dry “check-the-box” style approach, but can rather look however you want it to. The beauty of mentor/mentee …

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A Different Outcome

Fire Prevention Week Spotlights Steps to Stay Safe and Prevent Fire Tragedies Earlier this year, a devastating fire ravaged a family’s home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fire broke out in the early morning hours, trapping and claiming the lives of all seven of the family’s children, aged 14 to three months. The father tried …

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Fire Alarms Webinar

Avoiding Inspection Issues and Interfacing Program Free for AFSA Members The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) will present “Avoiding Inspection Issues & Interfacing with Fire Alarms” webinar on November 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (Central time). This webinar connection and content is free to all AFSA members. Webinar Details Learn how to avoid common inspection …

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Mitigating Antifreeze Corrosion in Fire Sprinkler Systems

Advantages of Glycerin-based Antifreeze Solutions Over Propylene Glycol-based Antifreeze Solutions By Manny Silva, Chief Engineer, Fire Suppression Products, Johnson Controls. Introduction Corrosion is an issue that has long plagued the fire protection industry. Corrosion of pipes, valves, sprinklers, and other components used in a fire sprinkler system has been a costly problem, not only because …

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The Compensability of Travel Time Under FLSA

The Question of Travel Time EDITOR’S NOTE: Through this article, AFSA is attempting to bring this issue to contractor members’ attention and recommends members discuss this law’s implications with a local labor attorney and review company policy to ensure that they are in compliance with the law.  Recently, we have fielded questions from members concerning …

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Developing ITM Inspectors

Training Program Helps Companies Grow and Get Ahead As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest,” and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to live that statement in its core values. In the effort to grow industry education, AFSA is pleased to have graduated its fourth Inspection, …

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Achieving Quality Contractor Status

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 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 of life (employee benefits) and industry and community relations. A company that meets …

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