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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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Chairman’s Message

Greetings, The month of April has been both very exciting and busy for the leadership of our association. We have just concluded our second Board of Directors’ meeting of the year. Another event in April was the National Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) dinner in Washington D.C. I was able …

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Honoring Academic Excellence

Graduates Achieve AFSA’s 2017 Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Fire Sprinkler Fitter National Honor Society was first established in 2012 to recognize those trainees, along with their sponsoring employers, who have completed all four levels of the AFSA Correspondence Course for Fire Sprinkler Fitters …

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Donate and Make a Difference

Scholarships Aid Students Studying Fire Protection The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE), an educational affiliate of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), is proud to sponsor two scholarship programs: the Philip L. DeCamara, Jr. Scholarship and the Thomas S. Waller Memorial Scholarship. These programs honor dedicated industry veterans who …

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Hard Work and a Serious Reward

AFSA Virginia Chapter Golf Tournament Supports Burn Survivors The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Virginia Chapter held its 24th Burn Survivors Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was a very beautiful fall day for this event! The tournament was …

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AFSA Partners With Red Cross

Join the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to Help Promote Residential Fire Sprinklers The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has teamed up with the American Red Cross to include fire sprinkler information for the first-time ever in its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Launched in 2014, the Red Cross’ Home Fire Preparedness …

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AHJ Perspective

Finger Pointing 101 Well, it happened again! A major fire struck a high-rise building, resulting in fatalities to civilians and injuries to firefighters. Who is to blame? Some wanted to blame the fire service because the building was lacking built-in fire protection equipment. Others wanted to blame the building for …

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Construction Jobs Increase

Associated General Contractors of America Looks at 2018 to be a “Strong Year” Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association …

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