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AFSA Employment Opportunity

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is looking
for an individual to join our team and support our members
across the nation (and beyond…)! We are seeking
candidates with experience in the contracting sector who
hold a current NICET Level III or IV certification. We are
looking for someone with 10-plus years of experience,
and knowledge of sprinkler system layout, stock listing,
coordination and hydraulic calculations to join the AFSA
team in Dallas, Texas.

Successful candidates will have a detailed understanding of
the primary NFPA standards, an ability to perform manual
hydraulic calculations (by hand), and good communication
skills including practical experience working with AHJs,
owners, and general contractors. Experience conducting
training and/or public speaking is desirable. For more
details on this exciting opportunity, visit firesprinkler.org/
afsa/careers/.

AFSA supports and influences the sprinkler industry
by working on NFPA technical committees, teaching
and training to broad audiences, and providing informal
interpretations on critical issues. If you would like to join
a professional staff that has helped shape the industry for
35 years, send your resume to:
AFSA,
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350,
Dallas, TX 75251
or email resume@firesprinkler.org
 with the subject line “Technical Services.”


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Source for Designers:

Need Designers?
    You’re invited to meet the exceptional graduates of Seneca College.
    For job posting e-mail or fax job descriptions to Fax: 416-494-9178
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* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 14PN-9)
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers identified bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by Tyco and the thermo bulbs were not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.
    Name of Product: Upright TY3151; Pendent TY3251; Horizontal Sidewall PS007.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in Vietnam and India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the upright TY3151 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings include: UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3151; "TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb -Job F5.
    Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings include: cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C, SU, TY3151; "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss; Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    For more information and to see photographs go to www.ul.com.

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinklers-release-14pn-9_20140515101700.xml

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler’s wrench boss is marked “TYCO”, the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco, its affiliates, or agents.
    Name of Product: Pendent Type Fire Sprinkler
    Identification: On the product: The counterfeit sprinkler has the UL Mark on the wrench boss. The UL Certified Tyco sprinkler is provided with the UL Mark on the deflector, other differences are:
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” and “UL” marked on the sides of the wrench flat, no date code; cULus in a circle marked on the side of the frame. “68C” and  “SSP” on the deflector without TY number; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb no markings.
    UL Certified Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” marked on one wrench flat, date code on the other wrench flat; cULus in a circle, “155°F/68°C”,”SP” and “ TY3251” marked on the deflector; Deflector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb – “G” between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    To see photographs visit: http://ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinkler-release-no-14pn-18/.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.


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National
Fire Sprinkler Advocate App
    The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition has developed a mobile app to educate the public and elected officials on home fire sprinklers. And, they’d like your feedback, according to a Blog Post created by Fred Durso on the Fire Sprinkler Initiative website.
    While in its infancy stage, the app is a resource for fire sprinkler information for all sprinkler advocates. You’ll find:
    • Direct, online access to NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprink­ler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
    • Plans and specifications to build your own NFPA 13D simulator display.
    • Sprinkler YouTube videos and public service announcements (PSAs).
    • A how-to on conducting a sprinkler open house event.
    • House blueprint with properly located fire sprinklers.
    Resources specific to Illinois advocates include: Illinois Fire Investigation Act; upcoming events; high-rise fire sprinkler PSA.
    They would like your feedback on the app in its current form. It currently serves as a resource for fire sprinkler information, but they also envision it answering sprinkler-related questions and making it easier to educate the public about fire sprinklers. They foresee all state sprinkler coalitions using the app for their efforts.
    Send them your wish list of needs and wants for the app. For example, what feature would be useful in the field when educating a resident or elected official? What feature is needed to help explain home fire sprinklers to a builder? Currently, the app is only available in the Google Android Play Store. Search “Illinois Coalition.”
    Please send your feedback via their blog.
    The above post was written by Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting legislation, raising public awareness, and educating code officials and government policymakers on home fire sprinklers. Lia regularly offers his perspective on sprinkler activities taking place in his state and elsewhere.
    Visit: https://community.nfpa.org/community/home-fire-sprinkler-initiative.

National
ABC Challenges OSHA
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), TEXO, and a coalition of stakeholders filed suit against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, commonly referred to as the “electronic injury reporting and anti-retaliation final rule.” The suit immediately challenges the anti-retaliation provisions of the final rule that will limit post-accident drug testing and safety programs that contribute to construction jobsite safety. ABC is seeking to prevent these provisions from taking effect on August 10.
    “ABC is committed to working with our members and OSHA to create safe work environments,” said ABC Vice President Greg Sizemore. “But it’s inconceivable to those of us who study how to improve safety performance that OSHA would want to limit drug and alcohol testing as part of the investigation after an accident or near-miss incident. Root cause analysis is key to developing procedures that prevent future incidents.
    “We also object to OSHA’s attempt to restrict or eliminate programs that recognize workers for helping to establish a high-performance safety culture. This part of the rule could well prevent employers from recognizing safety accomplishments,” said Sizemore.
    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
    For more information contact: Associated Builders and Contractors, 440 1st Street, NW, Suite, 200, Washington, DC 20001; www.abc.org.

National
Construction Employment
    Construction employment declined or was stagnant in 131, or 37%, of 358 metro areas between May 2015 and May 2016, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.
    “Inadequate investment in infrastructure is a major reason for the spotty construction employment gains,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist.
    The largest job losses from May 2015 to May 2016 were in Midland, Texas (-1,700 jobs, -7%), followed by Odessa, Texas (-1,300 jobs, -8%); Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas (-1,100 jobs, -6%); Bloomington, Illinois (-1,100 jobs, -3%) and New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana (-1,100 jobs, -3%).
    Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, California, added the most construction jobs during the past year (14,700 jobs, 17%). Other metro areas adding a large number of construction jobs include Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (9,700 jobs, 16%); Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona (8,100 jobs, 8%); and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia (7,700 jobs, 7%).
    The new employment figures reinforce the need for Congress to act on a number of short and long-term infrastructure measures, association officials said. Most immediately, they urged the House to act on water resources legislation passed by the Senate to invest in waterways and clean water systems. They also urged members of Congress and the administration to work together to find a long-term way to pay for needed repairs to the nation’s aging highways, bridges, and transit systems.
    “Six decades after bipartisan legislation to connect our country helped sparked widespread prosperity and economic growth, it is time for our leaders to again come together and invest in our infrastructure,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Rebuilding the public infrastructure that Americans have come to take for granted will help employers be more efficient, save commuters thousands of dollars each year and protect the health of all our communities.”
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org.

National
Construction Spending
    Construction spending dipped in May, but posted strong, broad-based gains for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the construction spending gains come amid signs that contractors are having an increasingly hard time finding qualified workers to hire.
    “Mild winter weather in many regions early in 2016, followed by extreme rains in some locations in May, has probably distorted monthly spending patterns but shouldn’t mask the robust widespread growth in demand for construction so far this year,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “It appears there will be plenty of activity in the remainder of 2016 - if contractors can find the workers they need.”
    Construction spending in May totaled $1.143 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, 0.8% lower than the April total, Simonson said. He added that spending totals for April and March were each revised up by nearly 2%, casting doubt that the reported drop from April to May is accurate. He suggested the year-to-date increase of 8.2% for January through May 2016, compared with the same months of 2015, provides a truer picture of the industry’s condition.
    Private residential spending was virtually unchanged for the month and 9.9% higher year-to-date. Spending on multifamily residential construction increased 1.8% for the month and 24% year-to-date, while single-family spending fell 1.3% from April to May but rose 12% year-to-date.
    Private nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.7% for the month, but climbed 9.2% year-to-date.
    Manufacturing lost 1.9% for the month and 0.8% year-to-date. Commercial (retail, warehouse, and farm) construction declined 1.6% in May, but climbed 8.6% year-to-date.
    Public construction spending skidded 2.3% from a month before, but was still up 3.8% for the first five months of 2016 combined.
    Association officials said many firms are having a hard time finding enough workers to keep pace with the growing demand.
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org.

National
Eight Proclamations
    This year, eight governors have already signed proclamations for National Campus Fire Safety Month: Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
    Since the program started in 2005, there have been 341 proclamations issued by the nation’s governors, as well as resolutions in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. These proclamations are key to helping raise awareness about the importance of campus fire safety.
    Is it working? Since 2000, over 85% of the fatal fires have happened off-campus, and since 2005, all of them have been in off-campus housing. However, there has been a significant drop in these tragedies, as you can see in the chart below, and much of that is attributed to students, parents, and administrators being more aware of the dangers through the efforts of campuses, communities, and programs such as this.
    If your state hasn’t signed a proclamation yet, you can download the letter co-signed by parents who have lost children that was sent to your governor in January that includes model language for a proclamation and get in touch with your governor…there is nothing like hearing from a constituent.
    For more information contact: Ed Comeau, Campus Firewatch, P O Box 1046, Belchertown, MA 01007; (413) 296-1982, ecomeau@campus-firewatch.com.

National
Recalled Fire Hydrants Go Unrepaired
    Forty-three (43) major hydrant recalls have been issued since 1999, affecting hundreds of thousands of these critical fire fighting devices, but almost half have never been inspected or repaired to resolve the offending problem. The main reason: municipalities nationwide often do not know specifically where these faulty hydrants are located.
    Most of the recalls involve internal hydrant issues making them hard or impossible to operate over time, which could force fire fighters to seek alternate water sources during a blaze. This water search adds time, and could make all the difference between beating a fire or losing to it.
    Limited data from hydrant manufacturers indicate recall programs are only about 60% effective, meaning a significant number of faulty devices are still out there and unaccounted for.
    The heart of the issue is municipal hydrant asset databases: what firefighting devices does a city have in its inventory, and where are they physically located?
    “During the past 25 years, many cities have made it a high priority to catalog and plot important key municipal features using geographic information system (GIS) mapping. Fire hydrants are just one of these key GIS asset features,” said Mark Voigtsberger, President of UT/GIS. “The problem is, many cities failed to collect certain fundamental information about the hydrants such as manufacturer, model, and year cast - all crucial information needed to identify specific units falling under these 43 recall notices.”
    Cities can often produce an electronic GIS map showing the locations of all their hydrants, and the global positioning system (GPS) latitude and longitude values are generally accurate and correct. However, many cannot extract from that data set specific hydrant makes and models.
    Voigtsberger points to one large municipality with close to 60,000 hydrants: “This city collected over 100 features on each individual fire hydrant, but none of it useful in pinpointing recalled units. Fifteen data fields alone were dedicated to tax and political divisions within the city. Many other fields were simply administrative information.”
    “This city will be required to physically visit each of the 60,000 locations to determine if, and how many, of their hydrants fall or have fallen under a recall,” continued Voigtsberger. “They may have none, but they could have thousands. Gathering the correct GIS data initially could have prevented these needed re-visits.”
    Many other cities will have to do the same and visit each location to ensure 100% of their recalled fire hydrants have been inspected and remediated.
    It should be noted all hydrant manufacturers do an excellent job with their product recalls, providing repair parts for free and enough money to offset the calculated labor costs needed to make the fixes. However, they cannot tell you where their products are located in your city.
    For more information contact: Mark Voigtsberger, President, UT/GIS, P O Box 881585, Port St. Lucie, FL 34988-1585, (888) 78-UTGIS, www.utgis.com.


National
Standpipe Rack Hose Video
    Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings.
    “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers, and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.”
    Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
    In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including: Quick suppression of fires; One-person operation; Minimal water damage; Pathway clearing for occupant rescue; Occupant protection during rescue.
    The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare.
    This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens.
    The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.
    For more information contact: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333, www.femalifesafety.org.

National
Residential Fire Sprinklers Cost Report
    The cost to install home fire sprinklers in 51 homes in 17 communities averaged $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, down from the $1.61 average in 2008, according to a report conducted by Newport Partners (Newport) and released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. (Sprinklered square feet is a measure of total area of spaces with sprinklers.) The new report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment — 5 Year Update, provides a national perspective on the cost of installing home fire sprinklers.
    The primary purpose of the 2013 study was to review current home fire sprinkler costs against a 2008 benchmark study, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment, also commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by Newport, to better understand the relationship between adoptions, various elements of cost such as installation and materials, how efficiency in design or installation may be introduced, and more.
      For more information visit: www.nfpa.org

National
UL & LPCB Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    For more information please see the following links:
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-and-loss-prevention-certification-board-lpcb-warn_20130329121900.xml

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire_20130131080000.xml


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

July 29, 2016
10th Annual Burn Aid Golf Classic
Benefitting the Tangier Shriners Transportation Fund
Willow Lakes Golf Course, Bellevue, NE
Melissa Donner, Melissa@mahoneyfiresprinkler.com
(402) 553-1221, http://fscan.org

August TBD, 2016
29th AFSA Yankee Chapter Golf Tournament
Benefitting the Boston Shriners Hospital Burn Center for Children
Location To Be Determined
Joshua Fitzgerald
jfitzgerald@clarionfire.com

August 9, 2016
CASA Ontario Regional Golf Tournament
Benefitting Camp BUCKO (Burn Camp for Kids) and SickKids Hospital
Cardinal Golf Club, Ontario, Canada
Debbie Tomasic, (905) 477-2270
dtomasic@casa-firesprinkler.org

August 19, 2016
CFPA Annual Golf Tournament
Arrowhead Golf Course, Littleton, CO
(303) 506-6140
cfpa@cofireprotection.org

August 29, 2016
28th Burn Center Golf Invitational
Benefitting St. Mary’s Hospital Burn Unit, the Camp for Burn-Injured Youth, and others
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, WI
Dan Gengler, (262) 325-1958
dannfsa@aol.com

September 7, 2016
Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Requirements
Elmsford, NY
www.nfsa.org

September 12, 2016
20th Annual NFSA Minnesota Chapter BurnAid Golf Classic
Benefitting Regions Hospital Burn Center
Location To Be Determined
NFSA Minnesota Chapter
(651) 452-8506
Or Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com

September 13-14, 2016
Fire Protection Int'l Forum
México 2016 Conference & Exposition
WTC, México, D.F.
www.amraci.org

September 14-17, 2016
AFSA Annual Meeting
Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
www.firesprinkler.org

September 19, 2016
10th Michael Minger Golf Classic
Benefitting the Michael H. Minger Foundation
Hermitage Golf Course, Nashville, TN
Gail Minger, (850) 621-5161
www.mingerfoundation.org

September 20, 2016
4th Annual AFSA NJ Chapter Bob Young Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting the Bob Young Scholarship Fund and the Phoenix Society
Galloping Hills Golf Club, Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012
Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

September 20, 2016
29th AFSA Yankee Chapter Golf
Benefits Shriner's Hospital Burn Center
Fall River C. C., Fall River, MA
Joshua Fitzgerald
jfitzgerald@clarionfire.com

September 20, 2016
NFSA Empire Chapter Meeting
Charlie Brown’s Steakhse, Fishkill, NY
Dominick G. Kasmauskas, CFPS National Fire Sprinkler Assn., Inc.
NY Reg. Mgr., (518) 937-6589, kasmauskas@nfsa.org, www.nfsany.org

September 21-22, 2016
16th Int'l Water Mist Conference

Arcotel Wimberger Wien
Vienna, Austria
Bettina McDowell, M.A.
International Water Mist Association
mcdowell@iwma.net

September 25-30, 2016
SFPE North America
Conference & Expo
Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO
www.sfpe.org

September 26, 2016
Central Ohio Chapter SFPE/OSU 27th Annual Burn Center Golf Outing
Benefitting the OSU Wexner Medical Center
Scioto Reserve Country Club, Powell, OH
Robert (Bob) Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

September 26, 2016
22nd KFSCA Annual Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting Burn Unit and Other Charities
Cardinal Club Golf Course
Simpsonville, KY
Angela Underwood, (502) 233-5322
angela@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

September 27-30, 2016
22nd Security Essen
Messe Essen, Germany
www.security-essen.de

September 30, 2016
2nd Annual NFSA Ct/Empire Joint Chapter Golf Tournament
Benefits the Phoenix Society
Candlewood Valley, New Milford, CT 
Kevin Olivieri, SRI Fire Sprinkler
kolivieri@srifiresprinkler.com

October 5, 2016
23rd AFSA Virginia Chapter Burn Survivors Foundation Golf
Benefitting Old Dominion Prof. Firefighters Burn Foundation
and Central VA Burn Camp
Williamsburg National Golf Club
Williamsburg, VA
George Wagner, AFSA-VA
(804) 514-3154
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 9-15, 2016
Fire Prevention Week
Plan to Promote Fire Sprinklers in the Communities where you Live and Work!
Your Community, U.S.A.
Contact: Local Fire Service &/or Fire Sprinkler Associations

October 10, 2016
27th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic Tournament
Benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Bear Creek Golf Club
Dallas, TX
fscatx@embarqmail.com   
www.fscatx.org

October 12, 2016
22nd Ken Houston Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Burn Center
Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
John Turnage, AFSA Carolinas Chapter
(919) 624-3456, jturnage@umpiretechnologiesgroup.com

October 20, 2016
21st FSCA of SC Charity Golf Tournament
Benefitting numerous burn centers, including The Shriners
Vellano Country Club, Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345

October 21, 2016
Mid Atlantic AFSA Chapter’s Beef & Beer
Location To Be Determined
Heather Field, Executive Director
heather@afsamac.org

November TBD, 2016
17th Annual GFSA Bob Mccullough Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefitting Fire Safety Educational Projects
Hamilton Mill Country Club, Dacula, GA
Scott Donnelly, cfpsprnklr@aol.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

November 15, 2016
NFSA Empire Chapter Meeting
Charlie Brown’s Steakhse, Fishkill, NY
Dominick G. Kasmauskas, CFPS National Fire Sprinkler Assn., Inc. NY Reg. Mgr., (518) 937-6589
kasmauskas@nfsa.org, www.nfsany.org

November 16, 2016
Rough & Final Inspections for Fire Sprinkler Systems
Buffalo, NY
www.nfsa.org

December 2, 2016
Greater Bay Area Chapter of AFSA Annual Gala,
Beer Tour, & Go Kart Races
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw
AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
(925) 954-5031, lorelei@cafsa.org

Other Dates by Organization

American Subcontractors Association
Webinars: www.asaonline.com

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com 
July 26: I&T Water-Based Level II, Webinar
July 28: Water-Based Layout Level II, Webinar

Aug. 9: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
Aug. 29: Fire Pump/I & T Workshop: Atlanta, GA
Sep. 7: I&T Spk./F. Pump Wkshp: Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 18: A-Z Spk. Install. Workshop: Dayton, OH
Nov. 1: Fire Pump/I & T Workshop: Atlanta, GA
Nov. 30: I&T Spk./F. Pump Wkshp: Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 6: Fire Pump/I & T Workshop: Atlanta, GA

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org  
Aug. 15: Inspection & Testing for the Sprinkler Industry – Cranston, RI
Sep. 12: Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 25 – Billerica, MA

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org
2013 NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems 3-day Seminar with Optional
Certificate of Educational Achievement

NFPA 13 Classroom Training
Sep. 12-14: Charlotte, NC & Quincy, MA

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
September 14-17, 2016, Nashville, TN
Sept. 24-27, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 3-6, 2017, Red Rock, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
June 4-7, 2017, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

 Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org  
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org  
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org  
BlazeMaster®
www.blazemastertraining.com   
Fire Tech Productions
www.firetech.com
FMI
www.fminet.com  
Oklahoma State University
www.ce.ceat.okstate.edu
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection
www.senecacollege.ca


 

FPC's Question of the Month

Who do you consider to be fire sprinkler allies?

Please tell us about it, and include your name, co. name, city, & state. Please tell us what you think!
Please send your reply today. Also, please send photos, and advise us if you wish to remain anonymous.


Featured Websites

Relmark Group — Risk Management Advocates for Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Relmarkgroup.com

"NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative" website: NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Helpful Website:
    The Building Code Resource Library website may be of interest! It is an electronic library on building fire protection at your fingertips.

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

Fire Sprinkler History:
"History of Mather & Platt Ltd." (And Grinnell) By Marcel Boschi + David Drew-Smythe: http://home.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/Boschi/

Certification: "The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)" For more information, visit theNICET website.

"Fire Sprinkler Coalition" For more information, visit the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition website.

"Campus FireWatch" For more information, visit the Campus FireWatch website.

"Fire Sprinkler Academy" For more information, visit the Fire Sprinkler Academy website.


Take Heart
Remember what Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -
John 16:32-33, New International Version


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