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Thank You for Your Support!

Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to 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 November and December including Associate Member General Air Products, in …

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Council Elects 2020 Officers

AFSA Manufacturer/Supplier Members Have a Voice  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council elected its officers October 4 at the AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Diego. Chris Stason of Victaulic Company in Temecula, California was elected as chair of the Council and Derek Allen of Core & Main in Hayward, …

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Want to Learn Sprinkler System Layout?

Dates Set for 2020 AFSA Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning Schools  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set the 2020 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Six sessions are planned for the coming year:• January 13-24;• March 9-20;• May 4-15;• July 6-17;• September 21 – October 2; and• November 9-30, …

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Legislative Review 2019

Codes, Standards, and Regulations in the U.S. and Canada This issue of Sprinkler Age features our 32nd annual legislative review. This summary of legislation and codes offers a quick overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry in individual states and Canadian provinces. The information in these charts was gathered from a survey sent to …

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Aegis Fire Achieves Quality Contractor Status
Quality Contractor Program

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has awarded Quality Contractor recognition to Aegis Fire Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, California. The Quality Contractor (QC) program was launched to publicly recognize and honor fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, training, quality …

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Learning About Sprinklers Through Scholarships

High School and College Students Benefit From Online Contests  Since its creation in 1996, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Scholarship Contest has sought to promote the scholarship outside of the fire sprinkler industry in the hope of reaching students who may otherwise never have recognized the importance of automatic fire protection. Now entering its …

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Members Elect 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Ted Wills Elected Chair of the Board  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its 2019-2020 officer elections during the October 2019 Board meeting at AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Diego, California. Ted Wills, president of Anchor Fire Protection Company, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, was elected as Chair of the Board. Other officers elected …

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John Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, Appointed AFSA’s Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services

John August Denhardt, PE, FSFPE The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has selected John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, as its new Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services, effective January 6, 2020. Denhardt will be responsible for strengthening AFSA’s engineering and technical approaches to meeting member, industry and operational priorities, with an emphasis on service, …

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