Final CFO directive regarding FPSC renewals and FSFC Inspector Instructor Renewals

The Bureau of Fire Prevention has received approval from the CFO office, to extend the required CEU’s deadline an additional 60 days for contractors and water-based inspectors, due to COVID-19. Therefore you have until August 31st for the renewal of Fire Protection System Contractors and Water-based Inspectors CEUs. AFSA-FL will work to move forward with the CEU courses currently scheduled, … Read More

Tampa CEU Conference – May 18-20

May 184 Hr AHJ ClassesBuilding code & underground courses taught by instructor Pete Schwab May 19/20 16 Hr WBI SeminarWater Based Inspector’s can receive their full 16 hours for the June renewal May 18/20 20 Hr Contractor I & II SeminarContractor I & II’s will receive 20 CEU’s for the June renewal

Miami CEU Conference – April 20-24

April 206 Hr FASA/BASA Seminar 6 hour renewal course for FASA/BASA taught by Instructor Shar Beddow April 21/2216 Hr WBI SeminarWater Based Inspector’s can receive their full 16 hours for the June renewal April 21/2432 Hr Contractor I & II SeminarContractor I & II’s will receive 32 CEU’s for the June renewal

Comparisons Between NFPA 13 and FM Global Data Sheets 2-0 & 8-9

Tuesday, December 10, 201911:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Central Time)Free to AFSA members!* There are currently some major differences between the guidelines offered in FM Global Data Sheets 2-0, Installation Guidelines for Automatic Sprinklers, and 8-9, Storage of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and Plastic Commodities, when compared to those found in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. This … Read More

AFSA-FL Hires Consulting Firm RSA as Political Lobbying Firm

The American Fire Sprinkler Association Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the RSA Consulting Group, LLC. Formed in 2009 by Ron Pierce, RSA Consulting Group, LLC (RSA) is a five-person, full-service consulting firm with expertise in the areas of government and legislative affairs, community affairs, strategic planning, as well as media and public relations. We … Read More

Designer School Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School

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Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School  November 11-22 The Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings. Students receive two full weeks of instruction, 60% of which is study and review of NFPA 13 (2016). The other 40% is the preparation of fire sprinkler system layout, shop drawings and how to … Read More

Spot the Dot: Sprinkler Design Using NFPA 13, 2019 Ed.

Join us for a webinar to learn about major sections of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, influencing sprinkler layout in the 2019 edition. Topics such as construction definitions, obstruction rules, ceiling pockets, and clouded ceilings are included. We will review real project examples that do not fall neatly into those found in the standard, as well as … Read More

FireCon19 Registration Now Open

At FireCon19 – there’ssomething for everyone! Golf Tournament and welcome reception | Sept 23rd. 32-hour Fire Protection Contractor Conference | Sept 24th – 27th. 16-hour Water Based Inspectors Conference | Wednesday, Sept. 25th – Thursday 26th.  Classes for AHJ’s on Wednesday, the 25th. Don’t miss the Tuesday Tradeshow Expo featuring the industries top suppliers (with CEU credit). To become a tradeshow … Read More

AFSAFL Announcement

Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of your Board of Directors, I am excited to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director to manage the Florida Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association.  Jessica Cox has many years of fire sprinkler industry as well as association management experience.  Her most recent post was the Membership Director for the Gulfcoast … Read More

After contentious election, Ed Hooper lays out Senate priorities

Newly-elected state Sen. Ed Hooper has a lot of plans for his term in office, but the first order of business is finding an office. While hunting for real estate is a necessary first detail, the Pinellas Republican is still laying the groundwork to implement some of his priorities. The former state Representative bested Democrat Amanda Murphy Tuesday. He’s planning his first trip to Tallahassee Saturday … Read More