Tag Archives: AFSA Technical Services

AFSA Technical Challenges

May/June 2021 Answers and Explanations Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization to see if this exercise meets …

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AFSA Welcomes Joshua McDonald, CFPS

New Technical Programs Specialist Enhances Engineering & Technical Services Department DALLAS – The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to welcome Joshua McDonald, CFPS to its Department of Engineering & Technical Services as technical programs specialist. In this role, he will be responsible for developing, updating, and delivery of technical content. “Joshua brings …

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Flashpoint

As we start the New Year, my thoughts turn to addressing one of our membership’s largest needs: representation on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Our average contractor member typically does not have the time or resources to participate in the NFPA process actively. I know this firsthand. Working …

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Learn and Earn

Upcoming Technical and Managerial Webinars Offer Continuing Education Unit Credits Join the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) for upcoming webinars geared toward fitters, technical, and managerial staff. These webinars all offer continuing education units (CEUs), and continuing professional development points (CPDs). NFPA 25 and 72: Developing and Integrating Your ITM …

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Have Issues with ITM?

Members Save Time and Money with Informal Interpretations The informal interpretations featured in this issue of Sprinkler Age address inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) issues. Informal interpretations are prepared by the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) Technical Services Department— John August Denhardt, PE, FSFPE, vice president of Engineering & Technical …

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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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