• AFSA's 2009 Awards Party aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, California.

    Convention is a “Don’t Miss” Event

    The Best Four-Day Trip You’ll Ever Take for Your Business! When I sat down to write this brief article on one membership benefit of AFSA, I truly stru...

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    Electronic Plan Review

    Part 1: Advantages I was asked in an interview one time whether a plan reviewer is a consultant or an enforcement agent. I would say both or perhaps n...

  • Members of the 2013-2014 Manufacturer/Supplier Council were joined by the newly elected member for 2015 at the October 1, 2014, meeting in Orlando, Fla. Pictured here: (l to r) Mike Dooley, Flexhead Industries; Chuck Kitts, System Sensor; Tim Freiner, Potter Electric Signal Co.; Mike Bosma, The Viking Corporation; Michael Fee, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.; Chris Stason, Victaulic; Gary Johnson, Lubrizol Advanced Materials;  Dave Stevens, Tyco Fire & Building Products–Star; Buck Buchanan, Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp.; Bill Phair, Ferguson Fire & Fabrication; Tim Spencer, Pace Supply; Debbie Bien, Quality Fabrication & Supply; James Golinveaux, Tyco Fire & Building Products– Central; Phill Schechinger, Anvil International;  and Don Russell, Tyco Building & Fire Products–Gem.

    Kitts, Allen Elected to AFSA Manufacturers/Suppliers Council

    The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) held its annual Manufacturers/Suppliers (M/S) Council election on August 21. Chuck Kitts of System Sens...

  • Ed Van Walraven Named Advocate of the Year

    Retired Fire Marshal Dedicated to Life Safety As a proponent for total life safety, retired Aspen, Colorado Fire Marshal Ed Van Walraven has embraced ...

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    President’s Report

    The Best From the Best It is a sad fact that the majority of companies that install fire sprinklers do not belong to either national association. Gene...