AFSA is Your Partner in Training
A well-trained workforce gives you the competitive edge. AFSA’s membership benefits include substantial discounts to access the best in training for:
- Commercial and Residential Apprenticeship / Craft
- System Layout / Designer
- Sales / Estimating / Project Management / Inspection
- Fire Sprinkler eCampus Online training
- Online training for supervisors
- New Technology and Products through a variety of options, including correspondence courses, hands-on classes, travelling seminars, webinars, online training courses, and DVDs.
As a membership benefit, all AFSA members are entitled to free, initial legal consultation, over the phone, with a nationally known attorney who specializes in labor litigation.
As an AFSA member, you will receive a discount on all products and services including technical reference products, seminars, training courses, convention registration and trade show booths.
AFSA membership benefits include access to important industry resources such as 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 AFSA Technical Committee.
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.
Our Business Insurance is designed specifically for AFSA members. This unique plan covers general liability, auto liability, worker’s compensation, fidelity bonds, umbrella coverage and many more options. The program also features ample flexibility, so you can match protection to your particular needs. more info »
Group Health Insurance
AFSA members can custom design a group health plan. The coverage is available to member firms with one or more eligible employees. more info »
Enhance Your Business Plan
AFSA offers many endorsed services that will save your company money and time.
- 401(k) retirement plan
- debt collection
- fleet and fuel management
- freight service
- employee background checks.
Chapter membership increases your awareness of developments in the region where you do business and it increases public awareness through local events and charitable contributions such as chapter golf tournaments. AFSA chapters work aggressively in state and local legislatures for positive fire safety requirements, as well as watching for legislation that is detrimental to merit shop contractors.
As a national organization, AFSA acts as your liaison with other associations involved in fire safety, government agencies that can affect your business environment and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Working together with agencies such as the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA) and organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) , and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), AFSA helps to create an awareness of the dangers of fire. Communication with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and FM Global (FM) through the AFSA Technical Advisory Council promotes industry technical advancement and cooperation. The leaders of the association testify before the House, the Senate, state legislatures and city councils and represent the industry at code conferences and other arenas for debate on fire safety. AFSA also represents your interests on NFPA standards setting committees.
As an AFSA member, you can influence the direction of our industry by participating in the many segments of AFSA leadership such as:
- AFSA Chapter Leadership
- AFSA National Committees
- Manufacturers and Suppliers Council
- NFPA Committee Representation
- AFSA Board of Directors