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Identifying Microbes

What is Contaminating My Fire Sprinkler System? While microorganisms do not produce unique types of corrosion, they can accelerate corrosion reactions. Microbial action has been identified as a contributor to rapid corrosion of metals and alloys exposed to soils; seawater, distilled water, and freshwater; crude oil, hydrocarbon fuels, and process …

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President’s Report: Dedication

President's Report: Dedication

Dedication. The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. When we reflect upon why AFSA was incorporated in 1981, the phrase “dedicated to the educational advancement of its members” is the key reason the organization came into being. As I’ve said to numerous elected leaders within …

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Scholarships Help Seniors Succeed

Scholarships

Increasing Public Awareness of Fire Sprinklers The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proud to offer financial assistance and public awareness of sprinklers through its online scholarship program, AFSAscholarship.org. A total of $25,000 is awarded through this public awareness campaign to 10 lucky graduating high school seniors and five college …

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HFSC Expands Digital Outreach

HFSC Expands

Coalition Reaches More Consumers and Fire Service In 2016, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) completely renovated its website, HomeFireSprinkler.org, better optimizing it for today’s digital age and making it easier for target audiences to find the free home fire sprinkler education resources they need. Now, HFSC is taking the …

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International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day

Spotlight: Susan Schierwagen, Vice President for Coupling & Fire Suppression Systems at Victaulic Friday, June 23, 2017 is International Women in Engineering Day, a day that according to the Women’s Engineering Society “focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate …

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ITM Program Celebrates Successful Inaugural Cycle

ITM Program Celebrates

Training Helps Students Succeed and Companies Grow Are you looking to grow your business? Do you have employees seeking advancement opportunities within your company? Do you believe in the value of training? If so, then look no further than the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) ITM (Inspection, Testing and Maintenance) …

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Hollywood Thinks They All Go Off at Once!

Hollywood Thinks

Fire Sprinkler Misrepresentations in the Media It seems that everyone who works in the fire sprinkler industry inevitably develops a very specific pet peeve: the blatant misrepresentation of fire sprinklers in the media. Think about it. Can you remember the last time you saw fire sprinklers all go off at …

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Students, Scholarships and Fire Sprinklers

Students Scholarships Fire Sprinklers

AFSA Offers a “Second Chance” with $5,000 in Scholarships Are you currently in college or would like to return but need financial assistance? For individuals who have already graduated from high school or earned a GED, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) offers its Second Chance Scholarship contest. Those seeking …

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¿Quieres ser un Instalador de Rociadores?

¿Quieres ser un

AFSA Promotes Diversity in its Education Programs One of the things that the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is proudest to offer members is its extensive number of training opportunities. If you are interested in inspection, testing and maintenance, AFSA has a course for that! If you want to be a …

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