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BOAF Calls for Veto of House Bill 1021

By |June 22nd, 2017|Codes & Standards, Industry, Legislative, News & Updates|

Sanford, Fla., June 21, 2017 – The Building Officials Association of Florida have asked Governor Rick Scott to veto House Bill 1021. Building Officials, building inspectors, plans examiners, and building code compliance professionals across the state of Florida have asked Governor Scott to veto a bill that would drastically change the way the Florida Building Code [...]

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NFPA News Release Regarding Grenfell Tower

By |June 22nd, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|

NFPA President Jim Pauley addresses Grenfell Tower fire as evidence of shortfalls in addressing today’s global fire problem   June 21, 2017 – In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 79 people died or are presumed dead and many more were injured, serious concerns and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the [...]

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Legislation would make major changes to Florida’s building code

By |June 21st, 2017|Legislative, News & Updates|

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Legislation making major alterations to Florida’s building code got bundled with more than a dozen other changes in construction law this past session. Now, a coalition of building officials and people tied to the insurance industry fear the legislation could lead to a patchwork of requirements and higher insurance costs. When Hurricane [...]

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AFSA FL unites in support of the statement issued by the IFSA

By |June 20th, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|

LONDON, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grenfell Tower residential high-rise fire that killed at least twelve (12) residents on June 14th and injured more than 70 others reinforces the need for fire sprinklers in high-rise buildings including the retrofit of these existing fire hazards. While all the details of the fire tragedy are not [...]

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AFSA-FL is proud to support the Build Tampa Bay Foundation

By |May 23rd, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|

The Build Tampa Bay Foundation was established to encourage high school students to explore career opportunities in construction-related fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the skilled worker shortage is expected to grow to 1.6 million workers in the construction industry by 2022. Moreover, more than four out of five Associated Builders and [...]

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CPVC Manufacturers Product Update

By |May 1st, 2017|News & Updates|

Florida Lawsuit seeking Class Action status has been dismissed You may be aware of a recent federal lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a class of Florida condo associations and building owners, against many members of the fire sprinkler industry, alleging BlazeMaster® pipe defects. As you will recall, the plaintiff’s counsel made several predictions [...]

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OCFL Update | OCFR and Habitat for Humanity Partnership

By |April 27th, 2017|Industry, Legislative, News & Updates, Public Education|

Talk about a perfect pitch. All it took for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to fire sprinkler its first home was a phone call by Floridian fire service members. "It all started with a phone call about a concept to put fire sprinklers into Habitat for Humanity homes," says Chief Otto Drozd III with Orange [...]

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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater Honors Florida Fire Service Award Winners

By |April 12th, 2017|Industry, News & Updates|

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater honored the winners of the 2017 Fire Service Awards during a reception hosted Monday evening at the Florida Capitol. The annual award ceremony honors those in the fire service community who have shown excellence in their profession. Award winners were also [...]

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Naples Fire Protection celebrates 20 years in business

By |April 6th, 2017|News & Updates|

Congratulations to Naples Fire Protection celebrating 20 years in business. Naples Fire Protection, Inc. is a full service fire sprinkler and fire alarm company that has been operating in Southwest Florida since 1997. Formally doing business as Naples Fire Sprinkler Inc., our company expanded in 2009 to offer a full line of fire protection services [...]

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Chris Johnson – 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board

By |April 6th, 2017|News & Updates|

Congratulations to Chris Johnson our 2017-2018 Chairman of the Board. Chris Johnson is the President and CEO of Piper Fire Protection. Chris is a NICET certified fire protection engineer who has attained Level III certification in Fire Sprinkler Design, and is waiting certification as Level II in both Special Hazards and Fire Alarm Engineering. Chris holds [...]

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