Education

NFPA Celebrates 125 Years

Recognizing Over a Century of Protecting People and Property The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and plans to commemorate the momentous milestone through a series of events and initiatives that reflect the steadfast commitment to fire, electrical, and life safety by the Association. …

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Apprentices Achieve Academic Excellence

2020 Honor Society Announced for Sprinkler Fitter Graduates The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society was first established in 2012 to recognize those trainees, along with their sponsoring employers, who have completed all four levels of the AFSA Correspondence Course for Fire Sprinkler Fitters with …

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Dedicated to Merit Shop Training for 40 Years

A Brief History of the Premier Fire Sprinkler Association Before there was ever an American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), there was the Independent Sprinkler Training Committee (ISTC). During the 1981 NFPA convention in Dallas, ISTC held its third meeting, with over 60 people in attendance. At the time, the ISTC’s …

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Fitter’s Challenge

Calling all Fitters! Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents one or multiple challenges for fitters. Besides challenging yourself and your co-workers, working these problems enforces lessons that should be learned through an apprenticeship program and explains how requirements from the standard are applied in the field. To …

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Celebrating Apprentices

Competition Showcases the “Best of the Best” This year marks the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA)’s 28th Annual National Apprentice Competition. This year’s live, in-person competition will be held in the exhibit hall at AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition September 18-21, 2021, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill …

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