Regional Chapters


 denotes Certified Chapter

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
925-954-5031

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


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
858-513-4949


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

Jason Strickland – Chairman
843-664-0077

Chapter Website


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 1 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 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 at a percentage of how many of their contractor members are members in good standing with AFSA.

Example Active AFSA Chapters receive $500 to $1500 annually if minimum requirements are met

  • 40% of AFSA
  • 1 to 20 contractors assigned: $500 $200
  • 21 to 40 contractors assigned: $1000 $400
  • 41 plus $1500 $600

IV. The Affiliated State Association can participate in the Chapter Grant program. AFSA, in January of each year, makes available a certain amount ($50,000 for 1999) for chapters to access for projects. (See Chapter Grant criteria.)

A.) Chapters can request as many grants as they wish. The Chapter Grant committee will approve or deny each request on its own merit. B.) The chapter must match dollar for dollar the amount requested C.) State affiliates will be eligible for grant money at a percentage of how many of their contractors are AFSA members. For example, the state affiliate requests $5000 from AFSA for a project. If 40% of their contractor members are members of AFSA, they will receive $2000. If 60% are members of AFSA, they will receive $3000.

V. An agreement for direct financial support from AFSA to the State Association to reimburse expenses fro an Executive Director is being finalized at this time. Implementation will be Jan. 1,2000. A maximum of $750 (per meeting) will be paid by AFSA to support an Executive Director , based on the percentage of AFSA members in the State Association.

Example: 40% contractor members of AFSA times $750=$300 times 10 meetings equals $3000 annually.

VI. Affiliated State Associations will be eligible for an annual visit by the AFSA President, Staff member or a Director, plus increased communication and programs from AFSA.

VII. Affiliated State Associations are entitled to a complimentary web page on the AFSA Sprinkler Net and complimentary copies of Sprinkler Age.

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

IX. Affiliated State Associations will receive support from AFSA for hosting charity golf tournaments with advertising, contributions, attendance and free giveaways and bags.