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AHJ Perspective: Living in Glass Houses

AHJ Perspective: Living

They say that people who live in glass houses should never get involved in a rock throwing contest. On the other hand, if you do live in a glass house, you should take certain precautions like removing all the loose rubble from the outside so that malcontents cannot do damage. …

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AHJ Perspective: Water, Water Everywhere

AHJ Perspective: Water, Water Everywhere

In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, there is a line that reads, “Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” If we were to write an epic poem about fighting fires in high-rise buildings, we might change the rhyme to read, “Water, water somewhere, and we need …

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Networking in Nashville

Networking Nashville

Education + Entertainment = Fun! Nashville, Tennessee has plenty to offer attendees at the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) 35th Annual Convention & Exhibition, September 14-17, 2016. From managerial and technical seminars to exciting social events, you will find exactly what and who you need! When you’re ready to take a break and relax, AFSA is there to provide …

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Ed Altizer Honored with Award

Ed Altizer Honored

Retired State Fire Marshal Receives Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award On Tuesday, April 5, Charles E. Altizer (Ed), P.E., C.B.O., C.F.O., retired state fire marshal of the State of Virginia, received the “Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award” from the Virginia Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA). He was …

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AHJ Perspective: Mi Casa, Su Casa

Mi Casa Su Casa

Some people say that size doesn’t matter. They often quarrel over the significance of scale when arguing about quality. Bigger is not always better. In a sense, we engage in this argument all the time when arguing about whether sprinklers are a good idea or not. Are they good enough …

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AHJ Perspective: A Fire Occurred Here


I am not sure whether every state practices this, but in California there is a system whereby friends and family members can place a memorial on a highway indicating where someone had died in a traffic collision. Often the memorial is a wooden cross and some plastic flowers. Sometimes it …

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AHJ Perspective: Remembering the Small Print

reading the small print

Did you ever sign a document without reading the small print? Personally, I have always thought that the small print was designed to keep attorneys well funded, because the only time small print is important is when it is violated. The primary concern about your insurance policy or contract small …

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