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Beginning Design School

AFSA Headquarters 1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150, Richardson, TX, United States

The Beginning Design School presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings. Over a three-week period, students will attend six live webinars studying and reviewing the installation and design approach requirements of NFPA 13 (2019) while completing self-paced exercises and module assessments. Q&A sessions and open discussions will also be included as […]

Alternate Power for Fire Pumps

Online Webinar

What is an alternate power supply for a fire pump system and when is it required is often misunderstood for a fire pump system. Key questions will be discussed so this issue does not cause surprises to the contractor. Registration closes 4/23/2024 at midnight.   Learn More and Register

Residential Requirements in NFPA 13/13R/13D

Online Webinar

This presentation will discuss the similarities and differences between the three sprinkler installation standards. Specific areas of interest include scope and purpose, allowable materials, water supplies, listing requirements, sprinkler types, and design approaches. Knowing these differences could prevent a costly mistake. Registration closes 4/30/2024 at midnight.   Learn More and Register

Beginning ITM Workshop

AFSA Headquarters 1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150, Richardson, TX, United States

Participants will ignite their knowledge of codes and standards while gaining a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the owner or designated representative, ITM technician, and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The class includes hands-on demonstrations and activities of wet systems, dry systems, and fire pumps, including (but not limited to) main drain testing, […]

AFSA New England Chapter Seminar & Luncheon

Puritan Backroom 245 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH, United States

The AFSA New England Chapter is pleased to offer a 4-hour seminar on "Fire Pumps Using Raw Water Sources" presented by AFSA Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services, John August Denhardt, P.E., ET, CWBSP, FSFPE.   Learn More and Register

AFSA Sacramento Valley Chapter Training

Western Electrical Contractors Association HQ Mather, CA, United States

The AFSA Sacramento Valley Chapter is pleased to offer three CAL FIRE-approved seminars on standpipes on May 8, 2024. Steve Leyton will be the instructor.   Learn More and Register    

Fire Pump ITM Workshop

AFSA Headquarters 1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150, Richardson, TX, United States

AFSA’s Fire Pump ITM Workshop is designed to provide ITM technicians, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), and facilities managers with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills related to fire pump installations and the necessary ITM procedures. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the key differences between diesel and electric-driven fire pumps, engage in hands-on exercises to […]

Introduction to the Fire Sprinkler Industry

AFSA Headquarters 1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150, Richardson, TX, United States

This course is designed for those new to the industry. Participants will explore the critical role of sprinkler systems in fire protection and life safety while gaining insight into the basics of fire dynamics. We will identify the functions of fire sprinklers within various occupancies and include hands-on activities. There is no cost for this […]

Updates to NFPA 13, 2025 edition

Online Webinar

The 2025 edition of NFPA 13 is currently out for public comment and this webinar will review the changes that can be found in the first draft report as well as topics from the public input stage that can be brought back up for discussion. This webinar will specifically discuss first revisions that were made […]

Sprinkler Hydraulic Calculations Workshop

AFSA Headquarters 1410 East Renner Rd., Suite 150, Richardson, TX, United States

In this three-day, in-person workshop, students will understand and apply principles of hydraulics, including the different types of pressure, calculating changes in pressure (elevation and friction loss), and node analysis. Students will apply factors for equivalent length adjustments based on pipe type, size, and system arrangement. Using the principles of hydraulics, students will select a […]

Sprinkler Testing

Online Webinar

This presentation will review the requirements for testing sprinklers in NFPA 25. Specific topics will include the testing interval required based on the sprinkler type and installation environment, selection of representative samples, additional requirements for concealed sprinklers and sprinkler guards. Additionally, this presentation will discuss proposed changes to the latest edition of NFPA 25 and […]

Beginning ITM Workshop

Participants will ignite their knowledge of codes and standards while gaining a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the owner or designated representative, ITM technician, and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The class includes hands-on demonstrations and activities of wet systems, dry systems, and fire pumps, including (but not limited to) main drain testing, […]

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