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Developing New Leaders

Volunteering as a Path to Company Leadership This year, 2018, is the year of leadership for the NextGen Initiative (NGI). The number one challenge facing organizations worldwide is developing new leaders. We want business owners and managers to see the invaluable experience that can be gained through a path of …

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Too Busy to Train?

Abandon That Attitude and Embrace Apprenticeship Training! As business in the fire sprinkler industry picks up, more contractor companies are finding themselves with a wealth of projects to tackle. Despite the fact that this is what all contractors hope for, that kind of good fortune can also come with its …

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Welcome Your 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Officers and Directors Lead AFSA The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its 2017-2018 officer elections during the September 24, 2017 Board meeting at AFSA36: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wayne Weisz, Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Lodi, California, was elected Chairman of the Board. Other officers elected …

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President’s Report: Participation

Participation. The act of taking part, sharing, and reaping the benefits of being related to a larger whole. The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has been developing and offering worthwhile educational courses, training exercises, advocacy outreach, product awareness, and impactful networking programs for over 36 years. How fitting then, at …

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Chairman’s Message

As I sit here this morning and reflect back on the last couple of weeks, it is hard for me personally to not just be thrilled. As we know, every two years the AFSA Board of Directors has a change in officers. I have been given the honor of serving …

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Moore Named 2017 Young Professional of the Year

Third-Generation Contractor Dreams of a More Beautiful World Her whole life, Tiffany Moore has sought to make the world a better, more beautiful place – literally and figuratively. The third-generation fire sprinkler contractor grew up with one foot firmly rooted in fire protection and the other in the world of …

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Miller Named Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year

Miller Named Fire

Deputy Fire Marshal Key to Fire Sprinkler Victories in Washington State Randy Miller has always had a vested interest in saving lives. From his beginnings as a paramedic with Buck Medical Services in Portland, Oregon, all the way to his current 15-year career as deputy fire marshal in the Camas-Washougal …

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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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