AHJ Benefits


Technical Resources

  • Access to Informal Interpretations, which are written interpretations available from the AFSA Technical Services Department, on any subject related to automatic fire sprinklers
  • These “informal” interpretations are generated from the AFSA library, NFPA Standards, building codes and the knowledge gained as members of NFPA Technical Committees (such as 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, and 25)
  • Exclusive Members-Only access to past informal interpretations on the AFSA website
  • Receive weekly technical information through AFSA’s Tech Update email
  • AFSA’s SprinklerForum, an email distribution list that facilitates the exchange of information, promotes discussion, and addresses current issues concerning automatic fire sprinklers


Education & Training

AFSA’s membership benefits include substantial discounts and access to the best in education and training for:

  • Updates and latest changes to industry codes, standards, and practices through a variety of options, including correspondence courses, hands-on classes, travelling seminars, live and on-demand webinars, and online training
  • Sprinkler eCampus Continuing Education Courses: Member discounts on any of the courses including Fire Sprinkler System Layout, Fire Safety, Management, etc.
  • Fire Sprinkler System Planning School
  • Online Training for Supervisors


Industry Information

  • AFSA is the premier source for valuable and timely industry information through Sprinkler Age magazine and AFSA’s many eNewsletters
  • Exclusive Members-Only access to a wealth of resources on the AFSA website
  • Ability to download a Membership Directory listing all Contractor Members from the Member’s Only area of the AFSA website
  • AFSA’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram serve as valuable tools to build relations, increase learning, and connect with other members via social media avenues


Chapter Participation

  • Chapter involvement increases your awareness of developments in your region and it increases public awareness through local events and charitable contributions such as Chapter golf tournaments/fundraisers
  • AFSA Chapters work aggressively in state and local legislatures for positive fire safety requirements, as well as watching for legislation that may be detrimental to merit shop contractors
  • Chapters help to bring AFSA news, events, initiatives, and training opportunities to the local level
  • Chapters also provide terrific networking opportunities with industry leaders and manufacturer/supplier associates


AFSA Hosts the Industry’s Largest Tradeshow

  • AFSA holds the largest fire sprinkler industry convention and exhibition in North America
  • In addition to presenting the latest in products and technology, the convention includes a wide variety of industry-related business and technical seminars
  • AHJ’s receive a complimentary day of seminars including Fire Sprinkler Plan Review and a seminar specifically catered to AHJs as well as a free exhibit hall pass on the last day of the convention


Public Relations / Industry Promotion

  • AFSA works within the industry and the media to promote fire safety and an awareness of the value of fire sprinklers in saving lives and property
  • AFSA is a source of information on legislative activities throughout the nation, and we serve as a clearing house for information and statistics that could help promote fire sprinklers in your local area
  • AFSA was one of the founding members of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, an organization dedicated to the life-saving value of home fire sprinkler protection



  • As an AFSA member, you will receive a discount on all products and services including technical reference products, seminars, training courses, and convention registration
  • Exclusive Members-Only discounts on NFPA Standards


Association Participation / Networking

  • Actively participate in the Association through local chapters, committees, educational opportunities, and the convention
  • Your involvement with the Association can help create a better informed and educated member experience


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