Regional Chapters


 denotes Certified Chapter

Alberta

Area: Alberta, Canada

Kevin Mozak – President
780-203-5263


Arkansas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association 

Area: Arkansas

Coleman Farrar – Chairman of the Board
479-986-9090


Carolinas -Certified Chapter-

Area: North Carolina

David Smith – Chairman
828-327-4116

John Turnage – Executive Director
919-624-3456

Chapter Website


Chesapeake Bay -Certified Chapter-

Area: Washington, DC and Maryland, and Northern Virginia (adjacent to Washington DC)

Jay Zollars – Chairman
410-286-3314

Danielle Fowler – Executive Director
410-960-3450


Connecticut -Certified Chapter-

Area: Connecticut

Rick Russo Jr. – Chairman
203-877-7983

Wendy Callahan – Executive Director
978-855-6495

Chapter Website


Florida -Certified Chapter-

Area: Florida

Chris Johnson – Chairman
800-327-7604

Carolyn Mohr – Executive Director
239-771-3907

Chapter Website


Greater Bay -Certified Chapter-

Area: Northwest California and west of the Sacramento Valley

Cory Riley – Chairman
510-490-7873

Lorelei Upshaw – Executive Director
925-913-0145

Chapter Website


Greater Kansas City ASCA

Area: Greater Kansas City area

Mark McKenzie – Chapter Chair
913-432-6688

Brett Heinrich – Executive Director
785-825-7710


Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association -Certified Chapter-

Area: Louisiana

Linda Biernacki – Chairwoman
318-688-8800

Mark Taylor – Vice Chairman
504-837-0572

Chapter Website


Michigan -Certified Chapter-

Area: Michigan

Doug Irvine, Jr. – Chairman
616-784-1644

Frank L. Mortl – Executive Director
517-285-7665


Mid-Atlantic -Certified Chapter-

Area: Pennsylvania & Delaware

Meaghen Wills – Chairwoman
610-754-7836

Michael Leister – Executive Director
215-362-0700

Chapter Website


New Jersey -Certified Chapter-

Area:  New Jersey

Thomas Bowlby, Jr. – Chairman
908-226-5313

Robert K. Melofchik – Executive Director
201-741-0056


New Mexico -Certified Chapter-

Area: New Mexico

Pete Newsted – Chairman
505-884-2447

Dave Wilson – Executive Director
505-573-6712


North Central

Area: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Michael Winiecki – Chairman
651-484-5903

Michelle Loren – Executive Director
320-676-3771


Northern New England

Area: Vermont

Ryan Gadhue – Chairman
802-865-3600

G. Tim Stone – Executive Director
802-434-2968


Ohio Fire Sprinkler Association

Area: Ohio

Bill Haussmann – Chairman
937-859-6198

Don Eckert  – Executive Director
513-310-9660

Chapter Website


Pacific Northwest -Certified Chapter-

Area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska

Tracy Moore – Chairman
425-271-5598

Ron Greenman – Executive Director
253-576-9700

Chapter Website


Rocky Mountain Chapter

Area: Utah

Brent Heiner – Chairman
801-544-0363

Adam Millward – Executive Director
801-216-4545


Sacramento Valley -Certified Chapter-

Area: California Sacramento Valley

Bill Gray – Chairman
916-663-3582

Paulene Norwood – Executive Director
916-296-0635

Chapter Website


San Diego

Area: San Diego southward and surrounding area

Ron Aday – Chairman
858-513-4949

Rhonda Hill – Executive Director
951-326-4600


Southern California

Area: Los Angeles area

Terry Householder – Co-Chairman
714-632-8646

Jeff Bridges – Co-Chairman
714-285-0200

Amber Barrios – Executive Director
562-833-9492

Chapter Website


South Carolina -Certified Chapter-

Area: South Carolina

Chuck Hipp – Chairman
803-754-9336

Taylor Young – Executive Director
980-253-3241

Chapter Website


Vancouver

Area: British Columbia, Canada

Alan Thompson – President
778-867-7039

Virginia -Certified Chapter-

Area: Virginia

Jack Medovich – Chairman
804-222-1381

George Wagner – Executive Director
804-779-3921

Chapter Website


Yankee

Area: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island
Joshua Fitzgerald – Executive Director
617-903-3191


What is a Certified Chapter -Certified Chapter-

Although AFSA is a national association, many of the most important and significant achievements of the association are accomplished at the local chapter level. Changes in code requirements, licensing laws and training have the most direct effect on a contractor’s bottom line.

The most convincing arguments for change come from the same people who have to live with these changes. Members also experience the personal side of the association where they can network their services and enjoy friendships at the many chapter’s activities and events.

AFSA considers one of the most important benefits of membership in the American Fire Sprinkler Association is access to and participation in its Chapters. Therefore AFSA actively promotes and encourages strong, active chapters.

Certified Chapters have met the required standards of operation of a chapter that best serves its membership and reflects the quality of services those members have come to expect.


Affiliated State Associations

These are independent state associations affiliated with AFSA to provide services to AFSA members.


Would you like information about our Affiliate Program?

 

Affiliate Program Rules

I. The Affiliated State Association must have a minimum of 25% AFSA contractor members to qualify and remain eligible for the program.

A) On June 1st of each year, the State Affiliate will forward to AFSA National a list of their contractor members so that the percentages can be verified.
B) Remember, as the percentage of AFSA contractors increase, so does the amount of funds from AFSA.
C) AFSA will encourage its members to join the local state association.
D) If the Affiliated State Association has a significant increase in AFSA contractor members, the funds ratio can be adjusted upward upon request and verification by the Affiliated State Association. (2 upward adjustments allowed each year.)

II. The Affiliated State Association must meet a minimum of 4 times per year and forward meeting notices, meeting minutes and sign in sheets to AFSA within one month of the meeting.

III. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Rebate program based on the percentage of their contractor members that are members in good standing with AFSA. Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met.

Example 50% of the State Association contractor members are also AFSA National members

  • 1 to 20 contractors: $500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $250 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 21 to 40 contractors: $1000 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $500 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)
  • 41+ contractors: $1500 (for an AFSA Chapter) | $750 (for an Affiliate with 50% AFSA members)


IV.
AFSA will reimburse the Affiliated State Association up to $750.00 for each meeting held based on the percentage of AFSA Contractor membership in the State Association.
A) Reimbursement will be paid to the Affiliated State Association after the meeting notices, minutes, and attendance list are on file at AFSA National and the Executive Director has received a check from the State Association. The Executive Director will use the Expense Reimbursement Form under the online Chapter Resource Center to request this reimbursement. A copy of each of the items (notices, minutes, attendance list, State Association check) should be included with the reimbursement request.
B) Please note: AFSA National does not pay the Executive Director directly, we reimburse the Affiliated State Association for their staff expenses. Therefore, the reimbursement check will be made out to the State Association, not the Executive Director. 
C) Reimbursement requests must be filed with AFSA National by December 31st of the year the meeting was held or the requests will NOT be paid.

Example: 50% of the State Association Contractor members are also AFSA National members, the State Association would receive 50% of the $750.00 (or $375.00) per meeting to help pay the Executive Director’s salary and travel expenses.

V. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President or other AFSA Staff member plus receive increased communications and programs from AFSA.

VI. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary link on the AFSA Website and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age magazine.

VII. Affiliated State Associations will receive national coverage in Sprinkler Age magazine for their projects and activities.

VIII. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments or other charitable functions with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.