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Fitter’s Challenge

Calling all Fitters! Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents one or multiple challenges for fitters. Besides challenging yourself and your co-workers, working these problems enforces lessons that should be learned through an apprenticeship program and explains how requirements from the standard are applied in the field. To participate in this challenge, carefully …

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AFSA40 Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t Miss Your Chance to be Part of the Celebration The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) welcomes everyone to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2021! The highlight of this special year will be AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition to be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa September 18-21. …

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Celebrating Apprentices

Competition Showcases the “Best of the Best” This year marks the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA)’s 28th Annual National Apprentice Competition. This year’s live, in-person competition will be held in the exhibit hall at AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition September 18-21, 2021, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.  History …

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President’s Report

Now that we’ve put 2020 in our rearview mirrors, it’s clear that most of us have seen changes, disruptions, and unforeseen problems as we’ve struggled to hold onto the business plans we developed and thought were solid when we left 2019 behind. Can you remember pre-COVID-19, when our markets were strong, the cost of money …

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The process of creating the 2022 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is winding down. Public inputs, public comments, technical committee meetings and discussions, and the voting process have been completed. Overall, the AFSA technical services staff is satisfied with the results. However, there is one technical item the team …

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