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Dry Barrel Sprinklers

More Technology Available Than in the Past For over 30 years I have been straining my neck looking straight up every time I enter a building to get a glimpse of what sprinklers were installed. Whether it was as a contractor in my early years or working for a manufacturer, …

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AFSA36 is the Biggest Industry Event Ever

Record-Breaking Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition AFSA36: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition, held in Las Vegas, September 24-27, 2017, attracted a record number of registered attendees – 1,411 to be exact. Hosted by the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), fire sprinkler industry professionals from around the world convened at the …

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President’s Report: Assurance

Assurance. Having faith in a product or system that tends to inspire full confidence in the end user subscriber. Assurance, not the same as insurance, is what those of us in the association management field aim to provide voluntary member participants who take advantage of programs designed to enhance business …

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Safety at Your Fingertips

Online Resource is a One-Stop Shop for Safety Needs Did you know the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) provides an online Safety Portal at afsasafetyportal.com, as a free member benefit? This portal was developed in 2017 by the AFSA Safety & Insurance Committee in partnership with Blue River Underwriters, an …

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NextGen Initiative Presents New Webinar Series

Topics Cover Next Generation Issues The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) NextGen Initiative (NGI) recently announced its new series of webinars covering issues and topics important to young (40 and under) professionals in the fire sprinkler industry. The first two webinars have been scheduled: “Planning the Lingering Ownership Transition” on …

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AFSA37 Heads to the Capitol

The Largest Annual Fire Sprinkler Exhibition in the World Offers Something for Everyone Come to the nation’s capitol and be a part of the largest event of its kind in the fire sprinkler industry as the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) hosts AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition September 30-October …

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AFSA Welcomes Upstate New York Chapter

Members Form Newest Chapter Adding strength to numbers, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to announce the recent formation of its Upstate New York Chapter. This chapter will join AFSA as the 32nd chapter after holding its first chapter meeting in Endicott, New York on April 24, 2018. …

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Join AFSA on Capitol Hill

Meet with Elected Representatives to Address Fire Sprinkler Industry Issues A new initiative, AFSA’s inaugural Capitol Hill Day seeks to engage fire sprinkler professionals who are already coming to Washington, D.C. for AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition, to ask them to take part in advocacy activities on Capitol Hill. …

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