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AFSA Announces Free Webinar Series

Eleven Webinars Help Members Move Forward During COVID-19 Crisis

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is working to keep the fire sprinkler industry moving forward throughout the month of April and May. When AFSA asked its members what else it could do to help during these uncertain times, they responded: offer more virtual professional development opportunities. So that’s exactly what AFSA is doing.

“In these unusual circumstances where our everyday life is being impacted deeply, it has never been more important for AFSA to help and support our community,” says Marlene Garrett, CMP, vice president of program operations and educational services. “These webinars are just one of the ways we are advising and supporting members in order for them to steer their way through this uncertain time in the best possible way.”

Over the next eight weeks, AFSA is providing 11 more webinars for members, free-of-charge including CEUs. Fire sprinkler professionals hoping to strengthen their industry understanding and knowledge during the coronavirus pandemic can take advantage of free educational AFSA webinars beginning next week.

The enhanced webinar series kicks off April 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Central with “Strategic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis” and continues through May 28 at 11:00 a.m. Central with “NFPA 13, 2019 Edition: A New Approach to the Protection of Storage.” The 90-minute-long webinars will cover topics including COVID-19, codes and installation issues.

Below is a complete list of the upcoming webinars, with links to the registration form for each one. Webinars are presented by well-respected experts in the field.

April 9, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Strategic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Register here

April 14, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
NFPA 20 Fire Pumps: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Register here

April 16, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Choosing a Dry Pipe System Filling Solution
Register here

April 21, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Ambiguities in NFPA 13
Register here

April 23, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Fire Pump Acceptance Testing and NFPA 25 Testing
Register here

April 30, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Fire Protection Challenges for Architectural Features
Register here

May 6, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules Explained
Register here

May 19, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
NFPA 25 – The Property Owner and You: What, Why, and How
Register here

May 21, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Eliminating the Use of Density/Area Curves
Register here

May 26, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
NFPA 25: Separating Fact from Fiction
Register here

May 28, 2020 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
NFPA 13, 2019 Edition: A New Approach to the Protection of Storage
Register here


We’re facing these uncertain times together. Our staff is available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central by phone (214) 349-5965 or email, or anytime online via our website, firesprinkler.org. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or if there is anything we can do to help.


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