American Fire Sprinkler Association

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Open shop fire sprinkler contractors.

Franchisee Qualities
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Why you should join
AFSA holds the largest fire sprinkler industry convention and exhibition in the world. Besides presenting the latest in products and technology, the convention includes a variety of industry-related seminars.

AFSA publishes Sprinkler Age, a widely read and respected monthly magazine covering the fire sprinkler industry. The SprinklerNEWS weekly email newsletters cover current news about fire sprinklers around the country. ContractorNetwork, an email newsletter for contractors, brings labor and legislative news to your inbox each quarter.

AFSA provides technical services to members, including representation on all applicable codes and standards committees, informal interpretations of codes and standards, and TechTalk/SprinklerNOTES fax and email newsletters covering technical issues.

To assist fire sprinkler contractors in maintaining a quality workforce, AFSA offers several training programs for the installation and design layout, and inspection, testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. A popular training course is the Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship Training Series, a correspondence course designed specifically for training apprentices in the fire sprinkler trade.

In addition, AFSA offers the following specialized schools: a two-week Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School offering a comprehensive practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings with heavy emphasis on NFPA 13; and the System Layout School for Residential One- and Two-Family Dwellings, covering layout and calculation of stand-alone, multipurpose and flow-through system types of residential fire sprinkler systems.

AFSA’s newest training offering is the ITM Inspector Development Program, a comprehensive curriculum blending live webinars and on-demand courses with live classroom, lab and field training. This expansive program is designed to take a green inspector to a NICET Level II certification in inspection and testing of water-based systems.

AFSA offers continuing education units and NICET-required continuing professional development units for nearly all its training programs to promote professional growth and development throughout the industry.