Footage shows fire climbing up the 86-storey The Torch, a residential building popular with expats in Dubai

Wealthy residents of Dubai’s Torch Tower have revealed how they fled from the burning 1,100ft building in just ten minutes thanks to its smoke free escape routes – in stark contrast to victims of London‘s Grenfell Tower disaster. Fire ‘spread rapidly’ through one of the world’s tallest residential towers sparking panic among terrified residents – including dozens of Britons – … Read More

BOAF Calls for Veto of House Bill 1021

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 is developed and maintained. Calling for … 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

Legislation would make major changes to Florida's building code

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 Ivan stormed into the Panhandle … 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

CPVC Manufacturers Product Update

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 in media channels, press conferences … Read More

Naples Fire Protection celebrates 20 years in business

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 for our customers. In 2005, … Read More