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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Save Time and Money with AFSA Business Solutions The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) strives to provide the best in benefits to our members that will help advance their businesses in new and advantageous ways. We provide these services to help our members not only enhance but also simplify business …

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TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND AFSA38

1. GET INSPIRED by our line-up of nationally recognized speakers. The industry’s best and most well-known names provide the most bang for the buck with prominent panelists as well as expert industry practitioners with topics and tips to help you remain strong, competitive, and profitable during uncertain times. 2. EARN …

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Selecting Air Compressors

What You Need to Know Fire protection air compressors are not often looked at closely by designers and installers, but when the wrong type of compressor is used the facility manager gets very familiar with them. A little work and a little education on the front end of an installation …

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CPVC Design Considerations

Have You Accounted for Thermal Expansion? Plastic piping systems are very popular and have undoubtedly been a major factor in the economical installation of sprinkler systems. A common misconception in our industry may be that any system designer who can design a traditional steel-pipe fire system can also design a …

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100 Years of Supporting Life Safety Through Innovation

Delivering a Century of Improvements in Productivity and Safety to the Construction Industry Looking through the lens of history allows a generation of people to consider inventions in another age and appreciate how creative minds have dramatically effected change. The World War I (WWI) era introduced technologies that transformed the …

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Seminars in San Diego

AFSA38 Offers Multi-Day, Multi-Track Technical and Managerial Seminars AFSA38 welcomes you to the West Coast for its annual convention, exhibition, and apprentice competition, October 1-4, 2019. This year’s event features over 70 hours of seminars in six tracks, tailored to meet your educational needs. Whether you are looking for technical …

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Chairman’s Message

Winter does finally appear to be moving on in most of the country. Spring is here and as contractors we are planning how we are going to maneuver through a busy summer backlog. Most would agree that we are still in a pretty strong economic cycle. Our staff in Dallas …

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President’s Report

“Location always has meaning.” As I listened to Travis Mack, SET—instructor for NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, Chapter 8: Spacing & Location of Sprinklers seminar when I was attending the Sacramento Valley (California) AFSA Chapter Meeting and Trade Show on March 7—I was thinking how apropos …

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What is Real Leadership?

Should You Try Something New, Keep the Old, or Just Find What Works? Ultimately in real leadership, regardless of our situation as leader, manager, supervisor, or employee, we are all looking for a return on our investment (ROI). If you invest a few moments reading this article, I guarantee you …

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