AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide the merit shop fire sprinkler contractor with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence. Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Currently, AFSA represents companies and individuals in the United States and throughout the world.
AFSA believes that the installation of fire sprinklers could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars lost to fire each year. Increasingly, public officials are realizing this.
The American Fire Sprinkler Association is the voice of the merit shop automatic fire sprinkler contractor.
In support of the merit shop objective, AFSA promotes the:
- Development of educational and training programs to maintain the quality and effectiveness of automatic fire sprinklers.
- Encourages an expanded role for automatic fire sprinklers in protecting lives and property.
- Disseminates information on labor, technology and business.
- Provides programs to enhance business practices for the merit shop contractor.