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CLSE Establishes Endowed Scholarship

AFSA Educational Affiliate Institutes Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE), the 501(c)(3) educational affiliate of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), has joined with the University of Maryland in College Park to establish an endowed scholarship. The Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship will support two fire protection …

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Weyant, Meredith Receive 2018 De Camara Scholarships

Exemplary FPE Students Recognized Each year, the Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) come together to award the Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship, established to honor a man who was dedicated to the fire sprinkler industry. That scholarship awards $7,000 to two exceptional students studying fire protection …

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AFSA Members Help Marine Veteran Rebuild

AFSA Official Sprinkler Provider of Homes for Our Troops Purple Heart recipient Marine Sergeant Joshua Bouchard, who uses a wheelchair after losing part of a leg and suffering a spinal cord injury in a 2009 explosion in Afghanistan, saved himself and his two dogs when he realized his home was on fire December 26, 2016. …

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Kirschner Receives 2018 Henry S. Parmelee Award

Innovator Has Created a Lasting Impact on the Fire Protection Industry “Brevity is the soul of wit.” This proverb comes from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Anyone who knows Kraig Kirschner wouldn’t be surprised to know this is one of his favorite sayings. A man of few words, his articles are known for bullet …

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Galvanized Steel Sprinkler Piping

Current Recommendations in the Fire Protection Industry The use of galvanized steel is an excellent means of preventing corrosion by oxygen under the right conditions. The galvanizing process involves the application of a thin layer of zinc to the surface of steel to protect it from corrosive attack. Hot Dip Galvanizing (HDP) and Electroplating are …

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NextGen Initiative Announces December 6 Webinar

Developing a Practical Plan to Work with Schools The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) NextGen Initiative (NGI) is pleased to announce its upcoming December 6 webinar: “Developing a Practical Plan to Work with Schools” presented by Christina Catron of NCCER, The National Center for Construction Education and Research. Webinar Details “Developing a Practical Plan to …

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NFPA 13 2019 and CPVC

Exciting Changes Ahead There is always a lot of excitement surrounding the issuance of a new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard. This fall we welcome the 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured …

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NFPA 13 Restructured

2019 Edition New Format Aligns with System Design Process The 2019 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, will introduce a new era in terms of the format and layout of the standard. This reorganization was done to better match and align with the fire sprinkler system design/analysis processes, as opposed …

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