Area: Alberta, Canada
Kevin Mozak – President
Arkansas Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association
Randy Gilliam – Chairman
Coleman Farrar – Vice-Chairman
British Columbia, Canada
Area: British Columbia, Canada
Alan Thompson – President
Area: North Carolina
David Smith – Chairman
John Turnage – Executive Director
Area: Washington, DC and Maryland, and Northern Virginia (adjacent to Washington DC)
Jay Zollars – Chairman
Danielle Fowler – Executive Director
Rick Russo Jr. – Chairman
Wendy Callahan – Executive Director
Chris Johnson – Chairman
Carolyn Mohr – Executive Director
Area: Northwest California and west of the Sacramento Valley
Cory Riley – Chairman
Lorelei Upshaw – Executive Director
Greater Kansas City ASCA
Area: Greater Kansas City area
Mark McKenzie – Chapter Chair
Brett Heinrich – Executive Director
Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association
Linda Biernacki – Chairwoman
Doug Irvine, Jr. – Chairman
Frank L. Mortl – Executive Director
Area: Pennsylvania & Delaware
Meaghen Wills – Chairwoman
Area: New Jersey
Thomas Bowlby, Jr. – Chairman
Robert K. Melofchik – Executive Director
Area: New Mexico
Dave Wilson – Executive Director
Area: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Michael Winiecki – Chairman
Northern New England
Ryan Gadhue – Chairman
Tim Christie –Executive Director
Ohio Fire Sprinkler Association
Bill Haussmann – Chairman
Don Eckert – Executive Director
Area: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska
Tracy Moore – Chairman
Ron Greenman – Executive Director
Area: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island
Chad Debuc – Chairman
Wendy Callahan – Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Brent Heiner – Chairman
Area: California Sacramento Valley
Bill Gray – Chairman
Paulene Norwood – Executive Director
Area: San Diego southward and surrounding area
Ron Aday – Chairman
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Rhonda Hill – Executive Director
Area: South Carolina
Chuck Hipp – Chairman
Taylor Young – Executive Director
Area: Los Angeles area
Terry Householder – Co-Chairman
Jeff Bridges – Co-Chairman
Amber Barrios – Executive Director
Griff Brinkley – President
George Wagner – Executive Director
What is a 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.