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Another Chance to Save Lives, Money

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act Reintroduced in Senate and House If there is one thing that is easy to agree upon, it is that fire sprinklers save lives and property. Those in the fire sprinkler industry have always known this. So why are there still homes and commercial structures without sprinkler systems? …

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All Homes Aren’t Created Equal

Certain States Passed Requirements for Home Fire Sprinklers This Year While Others Fought the Safety Feature Speaking with a TV reporter, Jeffrey Block erupted into tears the second he uttered the name of his daughter, Eva Block. The 21-year-old student and two others died from an off-campus home fire near …

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Sutliff Takes Gold

Sprinkler Fitters Shine at National Apprentice Competition The competition at the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 22nd annual National Apprentice Competition was nearly as hot as the temperatures outside of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. This year’s festivities, held during AFSA’s 34th annual Convention and Exhibition, drew a crowd …

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Affordable Care Act Options

MMIC Offers Advice on Individual and Group Insurance Plans Individual Insurance Plans The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all eligible Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. However, you just can’t go out and purchase health insurance whenever you want. There are two options available: • …

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Rodeo Rounds Up Fun, Education About Fire Sprinklers

Connecticut Chapter Offers Hands-On Experience at Construction “Career Day” Event The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Connecticut Chapter has once again rounded up area youth and raised public awareness of fire sprinklers and the fire sprinkler industry. Earlier this year, members participated in the Association Builders & Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Pro …

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Educating Students About Fire Sprinkler Careers

AFSA Member Partners With Texas Construction Career Academy In March of this year, as an enrichment opportunity through the San Antonio, Texas Northside Independent School District (NSISD) Construction Career Academy (CCA) program, Jim Cantilli and I of AFSA member American Automatic Sprinkler had the opportunity to be the guests of Mr. …

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