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Mentoring Matters

Why You Should Get Involved with AFSA’s Mentor Program Mentorship is overflowing with benefits for both the mentor and mentee. Mentorship relationships are customizable and look different from person to person. The process doesn’t have to be a dry “check-the-box” style approach, but can rather look however you want it …

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Achieving Quality Contractor Status

AFSA Program Recognizes Excellence and Responsibility The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Quality Contractor (QC) program was launched to publicly recognize and honor fire sprinkler contracting firms that have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: safety, training, quality of life (employee benefits) and industry and community …

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Strickland Awarded 2019 Henry S. Parmelee Award

Servant Leader Shapes Legacy Through Industry Dedication Where leadership is concerned, being asked is much better than asking, because the best leaders are servant leaders. As with any leader—especially those leaders who base their model on listening to others—when Manning Strickland, Sr. spoke, people listened. For over three decades, the …

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AFSA Thanks Huggins for 23 Years of Service

On behalf of the AFSA Board of Directors and staff, we thank Roland Huggins, P.E. for serving members since 1996, most recently as AFSA’s Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services.  Huggins began his employment with AFSA as Director of Technical Services, later serving as the Department’s Vice President. His …

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Mentoring the Next Generation

AFSA NextGen Launches New Mentor Program  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), the leading merit shop fire sprinkler trade organization, has empowered its young professional affinity group the NextGen Initiative (NGI) to create a mentoring program, which aims to pair young people in the industry with more established industry experts. …

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