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Hiring and Retaining Webinar Offered August 28

How to Find and Keep the Right People on Staff AFSA’s NextGen Initiative (NGI) will present “Hiring and Retaining the Right People” on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time. This webinar is free to all AFSA members. This webinar offers 0.15 CEUs. To receive CEUs for this webinar you must register for a nominal …

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Sound the Alarm About Fire Safety

Support the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to Promote Residential Fire Sprinklers The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has partnered up with the American Red Cross again in 2019 to support their annual Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.  Launched in 2014, the Red Cross’ Home Fire Preparedness campaign has installed more than one million smoke alarms in …

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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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