Education

Tragic Apartment Fire in the Bronx Underscores Need for Fire Safety in All Residential Occupancies

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) and our members are devastated to learn of the Bronx apartment fire on January 8, 2022, that killed 19 people including nine children. This tragedy comes on the heels of last week’s row house fire in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section, in which twelve people died, including eight …

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A Second Chance to Learn About Sprinklers

Online Contest Educates College Students The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to announce the five college students nationwide who have won a second chance scholarship through the association’s online scholarship program, afsascholarship.org/secondchance. These national winners were randomly selected to receive a one-time $1,000 AFSA scholarship payable to their …

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November/December 2021 Technical Challenge Answers

How Did You Do? For each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization.  Here are the answers for the …

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Technical Challenges Nov/Dec 2021

Can You Meet the Challenge? Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization. To participate, carefully read through and …

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September/October 2021 Technical Challenge Answers

How Did You Do? Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization.  Here are the answers for the September/October …

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Flashpoint

The last few months have been extremely busy for the AFSA Engineering & Technical Services Department. We are attending or presenting at AFSA chapter meetings or events; teaching Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School; teaching the ITM Inspector Development Program; preparing, teaching, and administrating the ASSE 15010 certification program; preparing, …

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Introducing AFSA’s Two NEW Three Day Training Courses!

New Training Courses Focus on ITM and Hydraulic Calculations American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to announce the addition of two new three-day training courses! The new courses being offered include an NFPA 25 Hands-On ITM 3-Day Training, offered in October and again in December, and a 3-Day Hydraulic Calculations Training, offered in November. …

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