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HFSC Celebrates 20 Years

HFSC Celebrates 20

Educating the Public About Home Fire Sprinklers In the mid-1990s, fire data from the past few decades had proved that people were dying at the highest rate in the place where they felt safest, in their own homes. Home fire sprinkler education materials from the national fire service were limited …

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Step Into the Shadows

Step Into the Shadows

Satisfactory Sprinkler Performance Can be Achieved An integrated architecture and engineering firm, Clark Nexsen is recognized nationally as a leader in student life design. With multiple student housing projects in design and under construction simultaneously, we are continuously working with code reviewers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) to resolve any …

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Spot the Dot

Spot the Dot

Part 1: What About the Z Dimension? So, there I was, trying to enjoy a nice meal with my family. The restaurant was chosen by my princess because it was “fun” and had “cool things” in it. I should have known. Little did I know that I was going to …

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AFSA Celebrates 35 Years

AFSA Celebrates 35

A Brief History of the Premier Fire Sprinkler Association This year, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) celebrated 35 years at its 35th Annual Convention & Exhibition at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, site of its first convention and exhibition in September 1982. In this post, Sprinkler Age looks back on …

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Hydrostatic Testing in Cold Temperatures

Hydrostatic Testing

Systems Under Construction vs. Commissioned Systems You wouldn’t install a wet-pipe sprinkler system in an area that is subject to freezing and exposed to freezing temperatures, right? I’m guessing you quickly answered that question with an assertive, “Heck no!” Well, if that system is being installed in February in the vast …

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Executive Vice President’s Report: Engagement

Engagement

Engagement. Relationships that result in actions taken to enhance membership value. That mantra has become a core statement repeated frequently at the AFSA office recently. Whether servicing a member inquiry, informal interpretation, educational need, or any of the valuable benefits offered by the association, member engagement “touch points” are a …

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