Industry Recruitment

For most fire sprinkler companies, the recruiting and hiring process is ongoing. As the war for talent rages on, recruiting and retaining new employees will be an ongoing process. That’s why AFSA is launching a campaign to raise awareness of fire sprinkler careers.

The NextGen Initiative, which is behind the effort hopes its “Become a Lifesaver” campaign gets the attention of veterans, millennials, and women, who may not have considered a career in the trade prior. Despite a recent push towards for apprenticeship and trades education, the fire sprinkler workforce is aging and not big enough to meet demand. The campaign includes a new website —, outreach to schools, a career fair guide, and videos like below.

Download Print and Media Recruitment Materials

The American Fire Sprinkler Association has developed this free library of information and resources you can use to educate consumers, elected officials, developers and builders about the benefits of installing fire sprinklers in homes.

Recruitment Flyer


This flyer highlights four different career paths fitter, designer, inspector, and project manager available in the the fire sprinkler industry.


Recruitment Poster


This industry recruitment poster is available for download.


Step-by-Step Career Guide


This step-by-step guide explains how to effectively set up and attend a job recruitment event.


Recruitment Power Point Presentation


A slideshow presentation that focuses on fire sprinkler industry recruitment.


Social Media


A Step-by-step guide on mentoring for mentees including: how to find a mentor, key mentoring skills, mentoring best practices, and a mentoring goal form.


Recruitment Video


This video gives an overview of the different career tracks and opportunities available in the sprinkler industry.