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CLSE Establishes Endowed Scholarship

AFSA Educational Affiliate Institutes Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE), the 501(c)(3) educational affiliate of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), has joined with the University of Maryland in College Park to establish an endowed scholarship. The Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship …

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NextGen Initiative Announces December 6 Webinar

Developing a Practical Plan to Work with Schools The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) NextGen Initiative (NGI) is pleased to announce its upcoming December 6 webinar: “Developing a Practical Plan to Work with Schools” presented by Christina Catron of NCCER, The National Center for Construction Education and Research. Webinar Details …

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How We “Close the Deal”

Contractors Share Advice, Strategies To build your business you need to continually “close the deal.” What are some tried and proven ways to do that? Sprinkler Age surveyed contractors around the country to learn their best practices when dealing with customers and winning projects. There is an old saying in …

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Who’s Who in Apprenticeship?

Meet the Seven Apprentice Competition Finalists for AFSA37! The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to host its Silver Anniversary National Apprentice Competition (NAC) this year at AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition and Apprentice Competition to be held in Washington, DC. This competition allows apprentices representing member companies from across the …

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The Prop Master

For every tool that we use in the fire service, there is a responsibility to train with it. If we are to maximize the role of automatic fire protection systems in residences, they must be incorporated in the training plan also. Failure to do this can result in misuse of …

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Ferguson Fire & Fabrication Proudly Sponsors AFSA37

Ferguson Fire & Fabrication are proud Platinum sponsors for the 2018 AFSA 37th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Washington D.C. Fire protection contractors rely on Ferguson Fire & Fabrication for the most comprehensive product inventory available, from sprinkler heads and devices to special hazards equipment, fittings, pipe and hangers. Ferguson Fire is the nation’s largest …

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Coffey Takes Home Gold at ABC

AFSA Contractor Member Apprentices Sweep Competition The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was well represented and swept the competition at the 31st Annual Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Craft Championship (NCC) held in Long Beach, California, March 18-22. Bryant Hamilton Coffey won first place and a gold medal in …

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Jumping Into the Fire?

Considerations Before Entering the Fire Alarm Systems Market More and more fire sprinkler contractors are looking to the fire alarm systems market to add a new stream of revenue to their businesses as well as to help differentiate their service capabilities from that of their competitors. It seems logical, doesn’t …

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