Training & Education
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Webinars – Webinars are held regularly throughout the year on subjects ranging from technical knowledge to leadership training and business solutions. Webinars are provided for free for AFSA members.
Continuing Education Courses – Courses offered through AFSA’s eCampus that provide continuing education credits. Members are eligible for discounted rates
Correspondence Courses – Mailed self-led training modules & online or paper testing on Apprenticeship for Fitters, Designer training, Foreman training and Residential Fire Sprinkler Installer Training.
Schools – Discounted rates on hands-on training.
Safety Training – Educational videos and training material free to download for members.
Supervisor Training -Educational videos and training materials for members only.
AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program covers it all, leading the Employer and the new Inspector through all facets of building an enduring and rewarding career in the inspection and testing of water-based systems.
Boost your business, go beyond design and install, and further serve your customers by providing inspection and testing services for them.
This is an exciting program for AFSA and its members, as well as for candidates and future graduates. We are creating a new classification of professional service personnel to help build a sturdier industry while helping members grow stronger companies.
AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program utilizes on-demand and live training courses combined with a robustly-structured on the job training (OJT) and mentoring program with the goal of candidates passing a NICET Level II water-based inspection certification exam in less than two years.
This comprehensive Program provides recommendations for implementation at every level and the need for a successful, ongoing program right from the start, including:
- Hiring recommendations
- Applicant screening tips
- Training record keeping
- Pay scale suggestions
- Progressive training guidelines
- Candidate sample promissory note
SprinklerForum – The SprinklerFORUM is an email discussion list on issues relating to automatic fire sprinklers.
Informal Interpretations – As an AFSA member, you have access to important industry resources such as Informal Interpretations, which are written interpretations on any subject related to automatic fire sprinklers. The AFSA Technical Services Team produces the “informal” interpretations using resources from the AFSA library, NFPA Standards, building codes and the AFSA Technical Committee.
Tech Update Newsletter – The digital newsletter is written by AFSA staff engineers. It will keep you updated on code committee action as well as inform you with information about code and design-related issues.
Networking within our Fire Sprinkler Family – Both locally & nationally connecting with like minded professionals who collectively have a wealth of knowledge that is freely shared.
The program is to recognize AFSA Contractor members for their effort in growing companies that produce quality work by providing a work environment that promotes excellence and responsibility in all its employees. As an AFSA Contractor member of at least 3 years you will be able to apply to the Quality Contractor Program.
When you achieve the AFSA Quality Contractor Recognition, your company is no longer just a contractor; your AFSA Quality Contractor Recognition gives you a tangible, marketable asset to grow your business. You can prove you have met the highest industry standards and have been verified by a leading national trade association.
The “Become a Life-Saver” recruitment, education, and awareness initiative is a targeted advertising campaign provided free-of-charge to AFSA members. It focuses attention on the fire sprinkler industry as a career with a future: one that saves lives, and at the same time offers good pay and benefits, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.
Elements of the campaign include classified display ads, full color brochure, banners, direct mail pieces, PowerPoint presentations, radio ad scripts, sample newspaper articles, and materials to reach high school guidance counselors. With their similar look and feel, the materials work in tandem with one another. Their mix and match elements can be used to create a custom, comprehensive marketing campaign tailored to a member’s needs.
Quick Search – Discounted Rates off of Background Checks
JSD Collection Services – 25 % Off Discounted Rate
Mobile field service management
Fleet and Fuel Manament
Our Business Insurance is designed specifically for AFSA members. This unique plan covers general liability, auto liability, worker’s compensation, fidelity bonds, umbrella coverage and many more options. The program also features ample flexibility, so you can match protection to your particular needs. more info »
Group Health Insurance
AFSA members can custom design a group health plan. The coverage is available to member firms with one or more eligible employees. more info »
As a national organization, AFSA acts as your liaison with other associations involved in fire safety, government agencies that can affect your business environment and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Working together with agencies such as the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA) and organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) , and International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), AFSA helps to create an awareness of the dangers of fire. Communication with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and FM Global (FM) through the AFSA Technical Advisory Council promotes industry technical advancement and cooperation. The leaders of the association testify before the House, the Senate, state legislatures and city councils and represent the industry at code conferences and other arenas for debate on fire safety. AFSA also represents your interests on NFPA standards setting committees.
As an AFSA member, you can influence the direction of our industry by participating in the many segments of AFSA leadership such as:
- AFSA Chapter Leadership
- AFSA National Committees
- Manufacturers and Suppliers Council
- NFPA Committee Representation
- AFSA Board of Directors