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Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to recognize those members who are celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. The member companies featured have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership. Several members are celebrating milestone anniversaries in November and December including Associate …

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Council Elects 2020 Officers

AFSA Manufacturer/Supplier Members Have a Voice  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council elected its officers October 4 at the AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Diego. Chris Stason of Victaulic Company in Temecula, California was elected as chair of the Council and Derek Allen of …

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Legislative Review 2019

Codes, Standards, and Regulations in the U.S. and Canada This issue of Sprinkler Age features our 32nd annual legislative review. This summary of legislation and codes offers a quick overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry in individual states and Canadian provinces. The information in these charts was gathered …

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Aegis Fire Achieves Quality Contractor Status

Quality Contractor Program

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has awarded Quality Contractor recognition to Aegis Fire Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, California. The Quality Contractor (QC) program was launched to publicly recognize and honor fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of …

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Members Elect 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Ted Wills Elected Chair of the Board  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its 2019-2020 officer elections during the October 2019 Board meeting at AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Diego, California. Ted Wills, president of Anchor Fire Protection Company, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, was elected as Chair of …

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John Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, Appointed AFSA’s Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services

John August Denhardt, PE, FSFPE The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has selected John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE, as its new Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services, effective January 6, 2020. Denhardt will be responsible for strengthening AFSA’s engineering and technical approaches to meeting member, industry and operational priorities, …

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The West Coast Welcomes AFSA38

San Diego Hosts America’s Largest Fire Sprinkler Event  The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 38th annual AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition was held October 1-4 in San Diego, California. The beautiful weather and relaxed atmosphere of the Golden State offered the perfect backdrop for the annual “education vacation.” Nearly …

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Decrypting Cybersecurity

Are You Protected? Cybersecurity is a hot topic with a recent rise in robocalls, email phishing scams, and other digital attacks on our personal information becoming the norm, rather than the occasional annoyance they used to be. With the rise in attempted attacks, there also comes a new level of …

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