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What if Your Sprinkler System Could Think?

How an Electronic Sprinkler System Can Meet the Demands of Today’s Storage Needs Automatic fire sprinklers have remained relatively unchanged since their introduction in the 1800s. Advancements have been made, allowing for protection of more complex spaces and fire hazards, but the underlying fundamentals of how a sprinkler operates have not. Current fire sprinkler technology …

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Quick-Opening Devices

How You Can Make a Difference with ITM How many times have you shown up to a facility for a dry-pipe valve inspection or test, and entered the riser room only to find the water and air normal, but the valve supplying air to the quick-opening device closed? It happens more often than you would …

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Is Your Fire Protection System Designer Qualified?

NFPA’s New Certified Water-Based System Professional Certification Ensures a New Hire Has What It Takes When you are dealing with safety and people’s lives, it’s critical to “get it right.” For companies that design fire protection systems, that means having the highest level of confidence in the people who are laying out the systems. They …

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Expanding Education in Canada

AFSA Member Helps Translate Red Seal Certification The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is passionately dedicated to the educational advancement of members, and strives to encourage the growth of a membership that is dedicated to furthering industry education whenever possible. Jed Groenenboom with AFSA Contractor Member Meridian Fire Protection, Inc., Edmonton, Canada, displayed that dedication …

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Scholarships Help Students

AFSA Presents Scholarships to Ten Teens The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program, AFSAScholarship.org, to 10 lucky graduating high school seniors as they pursue their higher education goals. These national winners were randomly selected from 65,682 students who entered to receive a one-time $2,000 AFSA scholarship …

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Storage Trends Push Product Evolution

Pre-assembled Couplings Reduce Installation Time Warehouse and storage construction is changing in response to pressures exerted by the digital marketplace. Those same pressures are impacting fire sprinkler system design and installation. The Digital World More and more people are using devices to do their shopping, and this shift toward digital purchasing is changing the way …

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Maryland Day Educates, Excites

UMD and AFSA Partner for Side-by-Side Sprinkler Demonstration As part of its increased focus on public education and awareness, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was proud to support the University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Fire Protection Engineering’s side-by-side sprinkler demonstration as part of its 20th annual Maryland Day celebration on April 28, 2018. …

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Join the Celebration!

AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation Events Gearing Up to Celebrate 25 Years The AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation will host its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. This will be a very special event as not only will this be our 25th tournament …

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