Robert G. (Bob) Caputo Named AFSA President

Industry Veteran to Lead Fire Sprinkler Industry’s Largest Trade Association The Board of Directors of the Dallas-based American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has announced the unanimous selection of Robert G. (Bob) Caputo, CFPS, as the association’s President. Established in 1981, AFSA and its federation of 31 chapters serve as North America’s largest fire sprinkler industry organization. Caputo’s tenure will begin on November … Read More

Statewide WBI Classes

September 1st, 2017 The Academy Exams state certification program for Florida water-based fire protection system inspectors was acquired by Recertifire and is under new ownership.  There is no disruption of status for current certificate holders; 16-hour renewals are still due June 30, 2018. The Academy Exams is offering Level I and Level II exams on the Friday following the three-day … Read More

NFPA News Release Regarding Grenfell Tower

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 lack of fire sprinklers and … Read More

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

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 yet known, the International Fire … Read More

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

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 Contractors member companies nationally are … Read More

Building Code Adoption

SB 7000 by Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/07000 and HB 091 by Rep. Stan McClain http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/00901, supported by the homebuilders, reverse the process for revising the Florida Building Code. Current law requires the Florida Building Commission to automatically adopt the International Code Council (ICC) codes every three years, and the Commission then may make Florida-specific modifications. Instead, the bills set the upcoming 6th Edition … Read More

69A-46 FM Rule Changes

A presentation is available for download that outlines the Florida Fire Marshal’s 69A-46 Revisions

Inspection Guidelines for Testing and Inspection

Click on links below to download the PDF’s Inspection Guidelines – Sprinkler System Testing Inspection Guidelines – Sprinkler System Inspections Inspection Guidelines – Pump Testing Inspection Guidelines – Foam Water Inspections