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

American Fire Sprinkler Association, Florida Chapter Announces the Second Wave of Endorsements for 2020 State Election Cycle

Tampa, Fla., Thursday, August 6, 2020 – The American Fire Sprinkler Association, Florida Chapter (AFSA-FL) released today its final list of endorsements for the 2020 state election cycle. AFSA-FL’s recently-formed Political Action Committee (PAC) interviewed 30 candidates all vying for election to the Florida State Legislature, and has placed its political and financial support behind 10 of them. AFSA-FL has … Read More

American Fire Sprinkler Association, Florida Chapter Announces Endorsements for 2020 State Election Cycle

Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Following an extensive round of candidate interviews, the American Fire Sprinkler Association, Florida Chapter (AFSA-FL) announced today its first list of endorsements for the 2020 state election cycle. “The American Fire Sprinkler Association, Florida Chapter has always proactively met with lawmakers to educate them on our industry’s issues,” said Jessica Cox, executive director … Read More

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

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