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Safety Stand Down 2019

Focus on Occupational Cancer Prevention The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have announced the 2019 Safety Stand Down theme. This year’s “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility” campaign will take place June 16-22, focusing on increasing understanding of occupational cancer risks and …

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AFSA38 Shines in the Golden State

The Largest Annual Fire Sprinkler Exhibition in North America Travels to California Come to the golden state and join us for the largest event of its kind in the fire sprinkler industry as the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) hosts AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition October 1-4, 2019. Network …

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Can I Afford to Go to College?

Ten Tips to Get You There Yay, you’ve been accepted to college! Your future looks so bright you need shades… college is a wonderful experience full of learning, making new friends, and preparing for your career. But, wait! How are you (and/or your parents) going to pay for all of …

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Member Alert: CPVC Compatability

AFSA members should be aware that the following products have been found to be incompatible with CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) sprinkler piping. As with any piping material, there are certain chemicals that can be detrimental to CPVC. CPVC materials can be damaged by contact with chemicals found in some construction and …

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The Importance of an Educated Workforce

How AFSA Leads Sprinkler Training The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was founded in 1981 to educate merit shop fire sprinkler contractors and is firmly dedicated to the educational advancement of its members. We believe that the best way to get ahead—and stay ahead—in the industry is through a well-trained, …

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Thank You for Your Support!

Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries As the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2019, we also 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 …

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AFSA Schuylkill Chapter Donates NFPA 13D System

Members Support Specially Adapted Upper Southampton HFOT Home for Army Veteran U.S. Army Cpl. Kevin McCloskey, 29, and his wife Bridget were welcomed home January 12, 2019 to their Upper Southampton, Pennsylvania residence donated by Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a 501(c)(3) organization based in Taunton, Massachusetts that helps severely …

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