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Safety Stand Down 2019

Focus on Occupational Cancer Prevention The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme. This year’s “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility” campaign will take place June 16-22, focusing on increasing understanding of occupational cancer risks and implementing recommendations in the Lavender …

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AFSA38 Shines in the Golden State

The Largest Annual Fire Sprinkler Exhibition in North America Travels to California Come to the golden state and join us for the largest event of its kind in the fire sprinkler industry as the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) hosts AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition October 1-4, 2019. Network with peers in the industry …

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Is a Four Year-Degree Always Right for Students?

NCCER and BYF Promote Careers in Construction Have you ever wondered if a four-year degree is the right educational path for your children? In recent years, public opinion has pushed for more people to go to college. Young students are told that a bachelor’s degree or even further education is the only way to stand …

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Can I Afford to Go to College?

Ten Tips to Get You There Yay, you’ve been accepted to college! Your future looks so bright you need shades… college is a wonderful experience full of learning, making new friends, and preparing for your career. But, wait! How are you (and/or your parents) going to pay for all of this? Start Early. The time …

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ITM for the Air Side of Dry Piping

“Air” on the Side of Caution If you are a reader of Sprinkler Age from front to back and not just one who subscribes for the pictures or gossip column, then you’ve seen the article walking you through the procedures for the annual partial and full dry system valve trip testing by Howard Clay. So, …

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Member Alert: CPVC Compatability

AFSA members should be aware that the following products have been found to be incompatible with CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) sprinkler piping. As with any piping material, there are certain chemicals that can be detrimental to CPVC. CPVC materials can be damaged by contact with chemicals found in some construction and ancillary products such as thread …

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The Importance of an Educated Workforce

How AFSA Leads Sprinkler Training The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was founded in 1981 to educate merit shop fire sprinkler contractors and is firmly dedicated to the educational advancement of its members. We believe that the best way to get ahead—and stay ahead—in the industry is through a well-trained, educated workforce! Oftentimes AFSA members …

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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 March and April including …

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