Education

Educating Generation Z About Fire Sprinklers

School Project Spreads Awareness Fifth-grade student Madeleine Rubel recently educated her fellow students, teachers, and community about the value of fire sprinklers. One science fair project has spread awareness and made an impact on generations to come. Rubel attends Fairfield Elementary Magnet in Shreveport, Louisiana, and during the 2019-2020 school …

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Learn Sprinkler System Design

2021 School Curriculum Updated to NFPA 13, 2019 Edition The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set its first group of 2021 schools for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School—and they’re on the road! If you’re in California or Florida, one of these schools could be the perfect …

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Learn and Earn

Upcoming Technical and Managerial Webinars Offer Continuing Education Unit Credits Join the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) for upcoming webinars geared toward fitters, technical, and managerial staff. These webinars all offer continuing education units (CEUs), and continuing professional development points (CPDs). NFPA 25 and 72: Developing and Integrating Your ITM …

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Scholarships + Sprinklers = Safety

Students Benefit From Education  Since its creation in 1996, the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Scholarship Contests have sought to promote the scholarship outside of the fire sprinkler industry in the hope of reaching students who may otherwise never have recognized the importance of automatic fire protection. Now entering its …

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Continue Training Amid the Pandemic?

Yes! Three Key Reasons Why  Historically, companies will do two things when times get tough: They will curtail their training departments and sales departments. The world was not prepared for the coronavirus, and there is no denying companies are facing hard decisions. Some companies have been required to do a …

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Baldwin Receives De Camara Scholarship

Endowed Scholarship Funds the Future of Fire Protection The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship recipient is James (Jimmy) Baldwin. The scholarship was established to honor a man who was dedicated …

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Get Fitters “in the Zone”

Webinar Series Focuses on Sprinkler Fitter Training A new webinar series focused on fitters’ continued workforce development has been prepared by American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) in collaboration with its four California chapters to educate fire sprinkler contractors across the nation on installation issues. These webinars, which are recorded for …

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October is “Careers in Construction” Month

Help Raise Awareness About Opportunities in construction With a projected one million craft professionals needed by 2023, the construction industry is facing both a shortage of skills and personnel. The National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) and its outreach initiative Build Your Future (BYF) designated October as Careers in …

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ITM Class Graduates

Sixth Class Finishes Program with Two Weeks’ Training at General Air Products The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development Program has hit high marks with employers and students alike and is celebrating its sixth graduating class. “We’re delighted to finally resume training and see …

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