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GFSA Reaches Out to the Next Generation

“World of Fire Protection” Presented at CareerExpo In March, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association (GFSA) and NextGen Initiative (NGI) again sponsored the World of Fire Protection at the Construction Education Foundation Georgia’s (CEFGA) CareerExpo and SkillsUSA competition. We were excited to improve our efforts and participation from last year’s event. (See related article in the …

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Phoenix Society Advocates: Part of the Solution

Burn Survivor Stories Driving Change The summer before I went off to college to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse, I suffered an electrical burn injury at my job at a local marina. The accident, which caused the death of a coworker and left me in the hospital for two-and-a-half months, was preventable. In …

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Third-Party Design Firms

Avoiding the Pitfalls “Hire another company to design a project for me that we will be installing? Are you nuts?” These were my first thoughts as a contractor on the idea of hiring someone to help us with our design needs when we were busy. At that time, however, I thought back to projects we …

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Low Flow Attic System Design

A New Scope for Roofs with Slope Combustible concealed attics have always been a difficult area for the fire sprinkler industry to adequately protect. Adding to this difficulty is the public perception of failure by automatic fire sprinkler systems when a fire burns unchecked through an NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems …

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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 May and June including …

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NFPA 13, 2019 Edition Quiz Answers

Answers and Explanations Here are the answers, with explanations, for the NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2019 edition quiz that can be found on page 53 of this issue.   1. ESFR sprinklers have a minimum K-factor of ______. c. K-14.0. Although ESFR sprinklers are allowed to be as small as …

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The CEO and the Lawyer

Using Emerging Technologies Smartly and Properly National conventions for the construction industry are great opportunities to see what new ways to work smarter are on the horizon and some of the best ways to implement those. The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is planning for AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition and Apprentice Competition this fall, and the …

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NFPA 13, 2019 Edition Quiz

Test Your Knowledge With the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, already being adopted in several jurisdictions, find out how much you know about the changes between the 2016 and 2019 editions with our quick quiz. Make copies of this page and share it with others! Answers appear on …

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