Tag Archives: AFSA

M/S Council Elects 2021 Members

Representatives Work on Behalf of Associates The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council elected its 2021 officers in August 2020 and were proud to announce them during their annual meeting in September 2020, which was held via Zoom. Chris Stason of Victaulic Company in Temecula, California, will continue …

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Learn Sprinkler System Design in 2021

School Curriculum Updated to NFPA 13, 2019 Edition The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has set its 2021 dates for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School, with several schools coming to a city near you! AFSA’s team of technical experts will teach schools across the United States, including stops …

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Essential Social Media Etiquette Techniques

Navigating Your Social Media Presence With the constant evolution of social media, sometimes it can feel impossible to keep on top of current etiquette and best practices, but practicing good social media etiquette doesn’t have to be daunting! Try these quick and easy social media guidelines to help take the …

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Baldwin Receives De Camara Scholarship

Endowed Scholarship Funds the Future of Fire Protection The Center for Life Safety Education (CLSE) and the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Philip L. De Camara, Jr. Scholarship recipient is James (Jimmy) Baldwin. The scholarship was established to honor a man who was dedicated …

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Ensuring a Strong Association

Budget & Finance Committee in the Spotlight  Some of the most important functions of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) are done behind the scenes, and members often don’t hear or see from these groups. But dedicated volunteers give of their time and expertise to ensure the Association’s continued success. …

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Making a Difference With the Red Cross

Donations Help During Disasters and to Raise Sprinkler Awareness In 2018 the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) partnered with the Red Cross for the first time to include fire sprinkler information in its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. Since then, AFSA has continued this annual partnership with the Red Cross to …

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October is “Careers in Construction” Month

Help Raise Awareness About Opportunities in construction With a projected one million craft professionals needed by 2023, the construction industry is facing both a shortage of skills and personnel. The National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) and its outreach initiative Build Your Future (BYF) designated October as Careers in …

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Virtual General Session

Join AFSA Online October 7 Coming soon to a computer screen near you! Join the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Central time for the first-ever virtual general session! When the COVID-19 pandemic forced AFSA to cancel its in-person event at the Hilton …

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Chairman’s Message

Rather than make this article just one more message about the coronavirus, I thought that I would take a different tack. I want to instead address the idea that we are not in uncharted waters but that we have lived through tough economic times in our nation before. In 2008, …

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