Tag Archives: American Fire Sprinkler Association

Thank You for Your Support

Members Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is recognizing members who are celebrating milestone membership anniversaries. The member companies featured here have belonged to AFSA for 15 or more years of continuous membership. “Thank you to all those who are celebrating AFSA anniversaries and to all our …

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Dedicated to Merit Shop Training for 40 Years

A Brief History of the Premier Fire Sprinkler Association Before there was ever an American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), there was the Independent Sprinkler Training Committee (ISTC). During the 1981 NFPA convention in Dallas, ISTC held its third meeting, with over 60 people in attendance. At the time, the ISTC’s …

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Training Beyond the Storm

AFSA’s Dallas School Goes on Following Historic 100-Year Winter Event As Texas faced record-low temperatures and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply, leaving 4.5 million without access to electricity and many subject to boil orders. Due to the prolonged …

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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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Robert G. (Bob) Caputo Named AFSA President

Industry Veteran to Lead Fire Sprinkler Industry’s Largest Trade Association The Board of Directors of the Dallas-based American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has announced the unanimous selection of Robert G. (Bob) Caputo, CFPS, as the association’s President. Established in 1981, AFSA and its federation of 31 chapters serve as North America’s largest …

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Is a Recession Coming?

Five Ways to Prepare Your Business Much has been said about the state of the United States’ economy and its long-term forecast. Is it bullish or bearish? Trade wars. Inverted yield curves. Despite record employment, there are signs that the U.S. economy is weakening and that a market correction—perhaps not …

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Making a Difference in the Community

AFSA Virginia Chapter HelpsBurn Survivors Fire is one of the most devastating tragedies a family can endure. The loss of one’s home, property, and treasured memories is shattering, but losing a loved one or having a loved one sustain injuries changes everyone’s life forever. According to the American Burn Association …

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Washington Welcomes AFSA37

Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition are a Resounding Success The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) annual AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition was held in Washington, DC September 30 – October 3, but the annual get-together felt like something more than just a convention to some. Code issues, business practices, …

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Chairman’s Message

It is time for some reflection as my two-year tenure as Chairman of AFSA comes to a close. I am grateful to the Board and the past chairs for affording me the opportunity to represent our industry and to be part of this great organization. For the past 10 years …

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