Education

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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Training Beyond the Storm

AFSA’s Dallas School Goes on Following Historic 100-Year Winter Event As Texas faced record-low temperatures and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply, leaving 4.5 million without access to electricity and many subject to boil orders. Due to the prolonged …

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AFSA Celebrates 40 Years in 2021

Join in the Texas-Sized Celebration The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, and we are inviting everyone to the party! Join us at AFSA40: Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition, September 18-21, 2021, in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, for …

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Expand Your ITM Services

Register Now for Spring 2021 ITM Inspector Development Program The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) Inspector Development Program is preparing to kick off its Spring 2021 ITM class virtually on April 12, 2021.  AFSA is the first to offer an industry-wide ITM Inspector Development Program, …

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Learn Sprinkler System Design in 2021

School Curriculum Updated to NFPA 13, 2019 Edition The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set its 2021 dates for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School, with several schools coming to a city near you! AFSA’s team of technical experts will teach schools across the United States, including stops …

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Is Your Knowledge Up to Standard?

Sprinkler Challenge Webinar Series Debuts The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is excited to debut its new Sprinkler Challenge webinar series on the first Thursday of each month in 2021. This game-show formatted webinar series reviews the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and tests participants’ knowledge in a fun …

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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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