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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 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:
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350,
Dallas, TX 75251
or email resume@firesprinkler.org
 with the subject line “Technical Services.”

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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.


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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Sprinkler Supporters Win RB129-16 Online Vote!
    According to Jeffrey M. Shapiro, P.E., FSFPE, Executive Director, IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition, the ICC has posted the results of online voting on Proposal RB129-16, which sought to repeal the IRC requirement for all new homes to be equipped with fire sprinklers.
    The IRC committee disapproved this proposal, and now, the online vote challenging that decision has failed by a vote of 131 (16%) “For” to 697 (84%) “Against.”
    Shapiro said, “The online vote sends a powerful message to those who have continued to attack the IRC sprinkler requirement, and we can remain hopeful that there will be no public comments seeking further action on this proposal. However, if a public comment is submitted, another online vote will be conducted in November to determine the final outcome.”
    Further public comments are to be published on September 9, 2016.

Construction Employment
    Construction employment dipped for the second consecutive month in May, but rising industry pay and plunging unemployment suggest contractors would be hiring more workers if they were available, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that worker shortages may be reaching the point where they undermine the sector’s growth.
    “Although construction employment slipped in April and May, the industry has added workers in the past year at double the rate of the overall economy,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Average pay in construction is rising faster than in the rest of the private sector, and the number of unemployed construction workers was at the lowest May level in 16 years. These facts support what contractors tell us: they have plenty of work but are struggling to find qualified workers to hire.”
    Construction employment totaled 6,645,000 in May, a drop of 15,000 from April. The change from March to April was revised to a 5,000-employee decline from an initial estimate of a 1,000-job gain. Even with the back-to-back decreases, industry employment increased by 219,000, or 3.4%, compared to a year ago. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased 1.7% over the year.
    Average hourly earnings, a measure of wages and salaries for all workers, increased 2.6% in construction to $28.04 in May. That was nearly 10% higher than the private-sector average, which rose 2.5% over the past 12 months, Simonson said. He added that the number of unemployed jobseekers who last worked in the construction industry decreased for the seventh year in a row, to 461,000, the lowest total for May since 2000.
    Residential construction — comprising residential building and specialty trade contractors — declined by 4,400 jobs in May but is up by 127,700, or 5.2%, compared to a year ago. Nonresidential construction — building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering construction firms — shed 10,300 jobs for the month but added 91,400 employees compared to May 2015, a 2.3% increase.
    Association officials said the new AGC Career Center and the measures outlined in the association’s Workforce Development Plan could help address worker shortages in the short and long term. The new Career Center can help firms in the short term who are looking to find qualified workers. And the Workforce Development Plan measures, which include increasing funding for the Perkins Act, can help rebuild the pipeline for recruiting and preparing future workers over the longer term.
    “Tight labor markets are beginning to undermine the construction industry’s ability to expand,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “And while we are taking steps to provide short-term relief, we need public officials to provide the funding and flexibility needed to allow for more career and technical education in this country.”
     For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org.

“Building Codes: A Smart Investment”
Shortcuts in Construction and Renovations are Not Smart Investments for Homeowners.
    The biggest investment most people will ever make is buying a home. Cutting corners on safety can hurt that investment, however, not to mention those living there.
     Since 1980 and founded by the International Code Council, Building Safety Month has been an annual public safety awareness campaign to help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The theme for week four of Building Safety Month 2016, May 23-29, was “Building Codes: A Smart Investment.”
     “I liken a building permit to an inexpensive insurance policy,” said ICC Board of Directors President Alex Olszowy, III, with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in Lexington, Kentucky. “By getting the permit, you have the assurance that your project complies with local building codes, which can save you money in the long run, as well as help protect yourself and family.”
     A plan reviewer can prevent costly design flaws before the project ever leaves the counter, Olszowy added, and an inspector checks for code compliance on the job. “Both of these services protect your investment for now and in the future,” he said.
     Building codes include the latest science and research that help ensure every phase of the construction process is done correctly. In addition to helping make homes safe, building codes also can help homeowners save money through energy efficiency and smart water use.
     Homeowners could wind up spending more money in a lot of ways if their construction projects do not comply with local building codes. The value of those investments could be reduced and property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. And if property owners decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, they may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied, or make costly repairs.
    Major sponsors ISO Mitigation and the National Association of Home Builders provide several resources to help homeowners to invest wisely in the places where they live and raise their families.
     The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
    For more information contact: Trey Hughes, International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001; 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233) ext. 5237, thughes@iccsafe.org, www.iccsafe.org.

Fire Dangers of Today’s Home­building Material
    When compared to its older counterparts, today’s homebuilding material offers a more economical and environmentally-friendly way of crafting new dwellings. A lesser-known fact is the dramatic way these materials respond to fire.
    NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative hosted a webinar, Lightweight Construction: The Fire Dangers of Today’s Homebuilding Materials, on June 8, 2016. The webinar looked at the science behind this type of material and why home fire sprinklers are a proven method for reducing fire’s impact in new dwellings. The Fire Sprinkler Initiative has free resources to help reveal these dangers and show the necessity of fire sprinklers in new homes.
    This webinar was recorded and will be on the Fire Sprinkler Initiative’s YouTube channel available at: www.firesprinklerinitiative.org/lightweight.
    For more information contact: Fred Durso, Jr., Communications Manager, Fire Sprinkler Initiative, NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471; fdurso@nfpa.org, (617) 984-7534.

Air Force Vet gets Fire Sprinkler-Protected Home
    As part of a Home For Our Troops key ceremony for an Air Force veteran in Manhattan, the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, in conjunction with the Manhattan Fire Protection District, educated attendees about the fire sprinkler system that was donated for the home in a ceremony and a live fire sprinkler demonstration.
    The specially-adapted home was built for Air Force Captain Anthony Simone, who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in 2010. He received the keys to his new home at the ceremony.
    After the ceremony, the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition showcased the fire sprinkler system and performed a live demonstration in a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer. The demonstration showed the vital role that home fire sprinkler technology plays in saving lives and reducing property damage.
    More than 80% of all fire deaths occur in the home. The Manhattan Fire Protection District and the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition used this event to help people of every age understand the importance of home fire sprinklers.
    The Manhattan Fire Protection District has required fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes in unincorporated areas of its district since April 2012.
    For more information contact: Tom Lia, Executive Director, Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, (708) 878-8658, sprinktoml@aol.com, www.firesprinklerassoc.org, or Chief Daniel Forsythe, Manhattan Fire Protection District, (815) 478-3197, dforsythe@manhattanfire.org.

Osage Beach to Change Fire Code?
    An item by Chris Replogle posted June 6, 2016, on www.ky3.com, said a public hearing was held at Osage High School to discuss proposed changes to the city’s fire codes.
    The Osage Beach Fire Protection Board is reviewing several ideas, including tougher restrictions on cigarettes in condos and apartment buildings, and a call for more sprinklers.
    The move gained momentum after last summer’s deadly fire that killed four children. Investigators say the cause of the fire is not clear.

South Dakota
Sprinklers in Rapid City
    Vision 20/20 recently conducted two free webinars featuring presenters from the 2016 Model Measures in Fire Prevention Symposium.
    The June 28, 2016 webinar included looks at model performance with state programs that are succeeding.
    Fire Chief Tim Behlings, Division Chief, Rapid City Fire Department, described the sprinkler initiative in Rapid City that focuses on a wide diversity of occupancies and that has resulted in 33 sprinkler saves since it started in 2004. As Chief Behlings says, “We need to stop digging the hole and start building a ladder so that more people are protected by sprinklers in the next decade.”
    The fire sprinkler initiative in Rapid City now focuses on all institutions, historic and high-risk commercial buildings, multi-family housing, low-income transient housing, student housing, and homes of department personnel.
    Takeaways included: How incentives, education, and customer service led the way for installation of 1,044 fire sprink­ler systems in Rapid City, South Dakota.
    Vision 20/20 is a project, hosted by the Institution of Fire Engineers-USA Branch, focusing on addressing the gaps in fire prevention, developing tools and resources, and fostering an exchange of ideas.
    For more information contact: IFE Vision 20/20 Project, 35 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186; (540) 347-7488, www.strategicfire.org.

City’s Boarding Homes Ordinance is Working
    A June 4, 2016, item on www.mysanantonio.com, said a fatal fire at the Amistad Residential Facility nearly four years ago prompted a new city ordinance in 2013 governing boarding homes. The ordinance is working.
    Last month, the Sunshine Lodge on Pleasanton Road was destroyed in a fire that was largely unnoticed by the media and the community. This is because the former boarding home was vacant, and, as a result, no one was injured or killed in the fire.
    However, just three years ago, 47 people were living in deplorable conditions at the Sunshine Lodge. After inspecting the facility and finding multiple safety violations, the city shut down the Sunshine Lodge, the first emergency closing under the boarding homes ordinance that went into effect in 2013.
    In other words, dozens of lives may have been saved as a result of the ordinance. The city’s boarding homes ordinance focuses on the safety and upkeep of buildings and properties where boarding home residents choose to live.
    The ordinance was created shortly after another tragic fire in an unlicensed facility where four men died in August 2012. This prompted the city to increase safety and protect this vulnerable population by adopting the ordinance that became effective March 1, 2013.
    With the adoption of the boarding homes ordinance, the city created a team to oversee the inspection, registration, permitting of boarding homes, and enforcement of boarding home regulations. A key element of the ordinance is that a boarding home is defined as an establishment housing three or more elderly and/or disabled residents not related to the owner that provides basic services such as laundry, housework, grocery shopping, meals, transportation, money management, and assistance with self-administration of medication. This definition does not include all types of congregate living facilities, such as assisted living, personal care homes, and other state-licensed facilities, as the city is not granted that authority by state law.
    Rod Sanchez of the Development Services Department director for the city of San Antonio said, “The city’s boarding home team continues to monitor active boarding homes and those closed by the city to ensure that residents’ lives are not put at risk.
    “The team has conducted more than 2,500 inspections throughout San Antonio and shut down a total of 13 boarding homes, of which seven were emergency closures because of major health and safety violations. To date, the city has placed 127 elderly and/or disabled individuals in safer and healthier homes.
    “More than 300 criminal and civil court cases have been filed against violators, resulting in fines, shutdowns, or compliance with the ordinance. Our boarding home team also carries out spot inspections of homes that operate below the ordinance threshold of three residents, ensuring continued compliance.
    “Finally, our boarding home team continues to facilitate meetings between existing and potential boarding home operators and fire sprinkler companies to accurately identify the minimum requirements needed for home/residential-type systems, as opposed to more expensive commercial fire sprinklers.
    “We strongly believe this ordinance is working. It has saved lives and restored the dignity of those elderly and disabled residents who have been placed in better, safer, and healthier living facilities.
    “The city continues to make the monitoring of unlicensed boarding homes a priority in order to safeguard its residents. We are committed to partnering with our community to build and maintain a safer San Antonio.”

Student: Mold at The District After Fire Sets Off Sprinklers
    [Editor’s Note: Should fire sprinkler contractors be advising fire victims to use post-fire clean up services to help prevent mold.]
    An item by Kristina Zverjako, Channel 13 News station WVEC, Virginia, on June 6, 2016, said it’s been nearly three months since a fire caused water damage at The District Apartment Complex, displacing nearly 200 students. Now, a tenant tells 13News mold is growing in the halls.
    “There are cockroaches, mold, and it smells like sewer,” said Ashley Mack, and Old Dominion Student who lives at the apartment.
    Mack says she started noticing the mold in May, and alerted the maintenance crews several times. Mack says at first she was told it’s not mold, but then crews confirmed her fears but said they do not have strong enough chemicals to treat it.
    “The mold that’s in the hallway that they sprayed is still there too, so to my knowledge, they haven’t done anything,” said Mack.
    Mack says the mold is starting to cause health issues.
    “My breathing has actually gotten heavier, my peers around me have noticed them and everything, and I don’t have any type of issues,” she explained.
    13News reached out to The District. Reporter Kristina Zverjako was told that her request for comment on the situation was forwarded to the regional office. No one from The District has responded.

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.

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

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:


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

July 22, 2016
Greater Bay Area Chapter of AFSA Charity Golf Tournament
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Livermore, CA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
(925) 954-5031, lorelei@cafsa.org

July 24, 2016
Texas Hold’em Tournament
Benefitting the Akron Children’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
Julie Schade, (216) 447-5677

July 25, 2016
12th OFSC Burn Invitational
Benefitting the Akron Children’s Hospital Regional Burn Center
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
Julie Schade, Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
(216) 447-5677

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

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

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

September 7, 2016
Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Requirements
Elmsford, NY

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.

September 14-17, 2016
AFSA Annual Meeting
Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN

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

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

Arcotel Wimberger Wien
Vienna, Austria
Bettina McDowell, M.A.
International Water Mist Association

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

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 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

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

October 10, 2016
27th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic Tournament
Benefitting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Bear Creek Golf Club
Dallas, TX

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

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

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

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 
June 16: FREE Webinar, Success With NICET
June 20: Water-Based Level II, Webinar
June 22: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands-On Workshop, Indianapolis
June 23: I&T/Fire Pumps Workshop, Indianapolis
June 24: I&T/Fire Pumps n Workshop, Indianapolis
June 27:I&T Water-Based Level II, Webinar
July 12: I&T/Fire Pumps Hands-On (HO) Workshop, Atlanta
July 12: ITM Water-Based Level I, Webinar
July 13: I&T/Fire Pumps HO Workshop, Atlanta
July 14: I&T/Fire Pumps HO Workshop, Atlanta
July 14: Water-Based Layout Level I, Webinar
July 15: I&T/Fire Pumps HO Workshop, Atlanta
July 19: ITM Water-Based Level I, Webinar
July 21: Water-Based Layout Level I, Webinar
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
Jul. 18-20: San Francisco, CA
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
National Fire Sprinkler Association
National Fire Protection Association
Fire Tech Productions
Oklahoma State University
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection


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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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