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* Counterfeit Sprinkler Warning *

Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by TYCO Fire & Building Products.
    Name of Product: Models TY3151, TY3251, and TY3351.
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and the following on the deflector and “TYCO” on the wrench boss and may be provided with an orange guard that also bears a counterfeit UL Mark. The counterfeit fire sprink­lers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” or “YD05”: TY3151 155°F 68°C SU; TY3251 155°F 68°C SP; TY3251 200°F 93°C SP; TY3351 155°F 68°C HSW.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These counterfeit fire sprinklers were found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has received previous reports of counterfeit for Models TY3151 and TY3251 in Vietnam.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-20 and Release No. 15PN-21 at: www.UL.com.

    Also see Release 18PN-21 and 18PN-22: The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is not known if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers are marked GL5661 and GL5651, the fire sprinklers were not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “GLOBE” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    The fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Product Models: Models GL5661 and GL5651
    The products are marked with a counterfeit UL Certification Mark and “MAFCO” on the wrench boss. The counterfeit fire sprinklers employ a thermo bulb marked “JOB F5” and may be provided with an orange guard.
    Photographs of the product can be found at: www.ul.com/newsroom.
    These fire sprinklers have been found in the United Arab Emirates. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    To learn more see Release No. 18PN-21 and 18PN-22 at: www.UL.com.

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-05)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “TYCO,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco Fire & Building Products.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-05)
    Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 17PN-08)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified in the link below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standard for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler wrench boss is marked “GLOBE,” the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.
    UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinkler (Release 17PN-08)
            Visit: www.ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers (Release 14PN-9)
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers identified bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinklers comply with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire sprinklers were not manufactured or labeled by Tyco and the thermo bulbs were not manufactured or labeled by Job, GmbH., affiliates or agents.
    Name of Product: Upright TY3151; Pendent TY3251; Horizontal Sidewall PS007.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in Vietnam and India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.
    Identification: On the product: The product bears counterfeit UL and TYCO Marks and the following information on the upright TY3151 sprinkler. (Location - Vietnam)
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings include: UL in a circle, 155°F/68°C, TY3151; "TYCO" cast into both sides of the wrench boss; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb -Job F5.
    Authentic Fire Sprinkler Markings include: cULus in a circle, 155°F/68°C, SU, TY3151; "TYCO" incised on one side and the year of manufacture on the opposite side of wrench boss; Defector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb - "G" between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    For more information and to see photographs go to www.ul.com.

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinklers-release-14pn-9_20140515101700.xml

UL Warns of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    Although the fire sprinkler’s wrench boss is marked “TYCO”, the fire sprinkler was not manufactured by Tyco, its affiliates, or agents.
    Name of Product: Pendent Type Fire Sprinkler
    Identification: On the product: The counterfeit sprinkler has the UL Mark on the wrench boss. The UL Certified Tyco sprinkler is provided with the UL Mark on the deflector, other differences are:
    Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” and “UL” marked on the sides of the wrench flat, no date code; cULus in a circle marked on the side of the frame. “68C” and  “SSP” on the deflector without TY number; Deflector material zinc plated steel (magnetic); 5mm glass bulb no markings.
    UL Certified Fire Sprinkler Markings: “TYCO” marked on one wrench flat, date code on the other wrench flat; cULus in a circle, “155°F/68°C”,”SP” and “ TY3251” marked on the deflector; Deflector material brass with chrome or painted white (non-magnetic); 5 mm Geissler glass bulb – “G” between two triangles on one side and lot number on the other side.
    To see photographs visit: http://ul.com/newsroom/publicnotices/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-fire-sprinkler-release-no-14pn-18/.
    Location: The sprinklers have been found in India. UL has not received reports of these counterfeit sprinklers in other locations.


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National
AFSA Awards Nominations
    The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is now accepting nominations for the following awards for the 2019 year: The Henry S. Parmelee award, the Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award, and the Young Professional of the Year award. The awards will be presented during AFSA38: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition on October 1-4 in San Diego, California, and the recipients will be featured in Sprinkler Age magazine.
    The Henry S. Parmelee award is AFSA’s highest honor. It was instituted in 1983 and is given annually in recognition of an outstanding individual who has dedicated his or herself to the professional advancement of the fire sprinkler industry and to the goal of fire safety through automatic sprinklers. The nomination deadline is July 1, 2019.
    Nominees do not need to be a member of AFSA. Nominations may be submitted to AFSA in the form of a letter stating which award the nomination is for, the nominee’s name and contact information, and a brief statement of why he or she is deserving is all that is required.
    Nominations may be sent via Fax: 214-343-8898; e-mail: AFSA President & CEO Debra McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, debram@firesprinkler.org; or mailed to: AFSA, Attn: Award Nominations, 12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75251.

National
FMI’s E&C Risk Environment
    FMI Corporation released the latest AGC/FMI survey of the risk environment in the construction industry. This year’s study results indicate changes in the engineering and construction risk environment over the last three years and provide important data points regarding future risk management trends. Additionally, there is a growing number of contractors (43%) that are increasing their in-house design capabilities. All information is based on responses from best-in-class companies that are active in AGC’s Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Forum.
    The most significant current risks that the survey identifies are: Limited supply of skilled craftworkers (80%); Limited supply of field supervisors (44%); Changes in construction contract and insurance policy terms and conditions (33%); Tighter project schedules (30%); and Increasing project complexity (19%).
    And the most significant future risks include: Economic slowdown (58%); Limited supply of field supervisors (46%); Strategic agility, broadly defined as comfort with changing technologies and processes (39%); New company leadership/ownership (36%); Increasing project size and complexity (29%).
    For more information contact: FMI, 223 South West Street, Suite 1200, Raleigh, NC 27603; (919) 787-8400, www.fminet.com.

Illinois
Kennel Fire Prompts Legislation
    An article by John Keilman posted March 12, 2019, on www.chicagotribune.com, Chicago, Illinois, said that following a devastating suburban kennel fire earlier this year that claimed the lives of 31 dogs, two state legislators have introduced bills aimed at making such facilities safer.
    One bill would require kennel operators to install fire alarms that automatically notify emergency responders; the other would require kennels to install sprinklers or some other fire suppression system.
    “My goal is to try to make sure that people’s animals, who to most dog lovers are like family members, have legitimate protection in facilities that might not be manned on a 24-hour basis,” said State Senator Donald DeWitte, (R) St. Charles.
    Bully Life Animal Services, which occupied a kennel building just outside West Chicago, had a fire break out in the early morning of January 14. Owner Garrett Mercado said he had left the property to give a ride to a friend, and when he returned the building was in flames.
    The kennel did not have a sprinkler or an alarm system — just battery-powered smoke detectors, the only fire prevention feature the state requires in buildings that house animals.
    Representative Diane Pappas, (D)Itasca, said that minimal standard is “a flaw in the law” that requires a fix. Her bill calls for kennels to install automatic fire notification systems.
    “If someone is operating a business, charging (people) to take care of their pets, this is the least they can do,” she said.
    According to an article by Lauren Rohr posted March 27, 2019, on dailyherald.com, Chicago Illinois, House Bill 3390 aims to protect animals kept overnight at kennels that do not have either 24-hour staffing or sprinkler systems in place, said Pappas, an Itasca Democrat who introduced the measure this month.
    “We want to make sure anybody who takes in animals on a for-profit basis is actually protecting them from this horrendous death by fire,” Pappas said. “Often, it takes a tragedy to make us aware of a deficiency in the law, and unfortunately that’s what happened here. We’re trying to fix that.”
    According to the proposal, kennel operators who don’t comply would be denied a new license, or the renewal of an existing license, by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
    The legislation has support from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, said board President and Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis.
    “We’re happy to see any kind of legislation that promotes fire safety and that provides methods of community risk reduction,” Puknaitis said. “Fire can spread exponentially in a matter of minutes. We do everything we can to try to minimize that.”
    Many communities already are requiring automatic fire notification systems or sprinklers in homes and other new construction, he said, so it makes sense to add fire safety requirements in locations where animals are kept overnight.
    The cost of retrofitting a facility with more advanced alarm systems could be an issue for some boarding businesses, especially those housed in antiquated buildings, said Kristen Funk, executive director of the Naperville Area Humane Society. But she says there’s no question the added protection is necessary.
    The proposed law would apply to any licensed kennel operation, with no exemptions for existing boarding facilities, Pappas said.

Pennsylvania
Sprinkler Legislation
    An article by Bill Rettew posted March 27, 2019, on www.dailylocal.com, West Chester, Pennsylvania, said State Senator Andy Dinniman, (D-19), is drafting a package of legislation designed to help prevent fatal fires like the one that struck the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community two years ago.
    “It is important that we learn the lessons of the tragedy at Barclay Friends and act to help ensure that it never happens again,” Dinniman said. “To that end, I have been working with fire safety professionals to review and draft legislation to improve the fire safety of senior care and senior living communities in Pennsylvania.”
    On the evening of November 16, 2017, a fast-moving blaze swept through Barclay Friends, claiming the lives of four residents of a building housing those with medical, personal care, and memory care needs. Following a lengthy investigation, the investigating team found that the main sprinkler valve was in the off position and investigators believe it was off at the time of the fire.
    Dinniman said the first bill will focus on strengthening the security of the main (OS&Y) valve on fire sprinkler systems, as well as inspections of sprinkler valves and sprinkler systems.
    “While we may never know what exactly caused the fire at the Barclay Friends that fateful night, we do know that the main sprinkler should have been on and that, among several other factors, made an already extremely dangerous situation much, much worse,” he said.
    In addition to sprinkler security and inspection, Dinniman is reviewing bills that would focus on the use of exterior fire sprinklers, safer and less combustible building materials, and mandatory staffing levels in senior living communities.
    “Our senior population, including those with memory and mobility needs, and their families deserve to know that they have the necessary protections to prevent an emergency or get to safety if one does strike,” Dinniman said. “And by improving these safety standards, we’ll also be supporting our emergency fire responders and firefighters, who put their lives on the line responding to fires.”

United Kingdom
Petition for Fire Sprinkler Funding
    An article posted March 26, 2019, on www.thisislocallondon.co.uk, Croydon, United Kingdom, said the Croydon Council has joined forces with local authorities nationwide to present a petition to Downing Street calling for increased funding for fire sprinklers.
    In the 21 months since the Grenfell fire, which claimed the lives of 71 people, councils nationwide have been calling for the Government to contribute funding for their own sprinkler retrofitting programs.
    The borough was the first council post-Grenfell to commit to a program of retrofitting fire sprinklers in 26 of its tallest tower blocks last autumn.
    Due to be completed next month, the program cost the council £10 million from its existing housing budget.
    Council leaders from Croydon, Birmingham, and Sheffield, along with local MPs, delivered a signed petition to Secretary of Housing James Brokenshire.
    Councillor Alison Butler, Croydon Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for homes and Gateway services, said, “Since Grenfell, the Government has promised a lot, but it’s actually councils such as Croydon that are spending millions on making people safer in tower blocks.
    “It isn’t right that the Government expects local councils to pay for this nationwide problem while it squeezes our budgets, so I’m pleased to be joining other councils to petition Government for funding towards our life-saving fire sprinkler programs.
    “In Croydon, we’ve nearly finished retrofitting sprinklers in over 1,250 high-rise homes, costing £10m that we had already allocated for other services, so it’s time for the Government to stop ignoring councils’ pleas for help and put its money where its mouth is.”
    Figures within the London Fire Brigade, including commissioner Dany Cotton, have stressed importance of sprinklers in high-rise blocks as essential fire safety features.
    As well as the four signatories who attended, the other councils are the Greater London Authority, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Nottingham, Solihull, Dudley, Wolverhampton, and Sandwell.
    The letter addressed calls for funding towards both future fire sprinkler retrofitting programs and retrospectively in areas where works had already been carried out, such as Croydon.
    It also states that the Housing, Communities, and Local Government Committee recommended in June 2018 that “the Government should make funding available to fit sprinklers into council and housing association residential buildings above 18 meters.”

United Kingdom
Fire Safety in Schools after Grenfell Fire
    The Department for Education wants to know if combustible cladding should be banned from use in all new school buildings over 18 meters high and is also seeking views on the design opportunities or limitations of sprinklers and safe fire escape approaches in schools with multiple stories.
    They want to work with experts from across the fire sector and construction industry to ensure its guidance takes into account the latest views and positions on fire safety in schools
    A call for evidence asks for views from stakeholders including architects, fire safety experts, and building firms.
    The government has been under increasing pressure to act to make school buildings safer after 72 people died when flames engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in west London in June 2017.
    After the fire, the Hackitt review recommended that building regulations around fire safety in schools should be reviewed.
    The current building bulletin 100 guidance says all schools should have sprinklers apart from “a few low risk schools.” However, Schools Week revealed in June 2017 that the proportion of new schools being built with fire-preventing sprinklers has halved to just 35% since 2010.
    Figures released last February revealed that just 74 of the 260 schools rebuilt as part of phase one of the government’s priority school building program have, or are planned to have, sprinklers fitted.
    Last August, the London Fire Brigade renewed calls for mandatory sprinkler systems in all new-build schools after the number of fires in London schools increased by a third in just one year.


National
Standpipe Rack Hose Video
    Supporting the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association released an educational video on the features and benefits of standpipe rack hoses. This educational video provides an overview of standpipe rack hose systems and highlights the importance of these systems as part of balanced fire protection plan for buildings.
    “Incorporating a balanced fire protection design in commercial buildings helps to minimize safety risks by providing multiple channels for fire notification and protection,” says Duane Leonhardt, fire hose and interior equipment division chair. “Building owners, managers, and occupants play key roles in designing and executing fire protection plans, so we produced this video specifically with them in mind.”
    Standpipe rack hose systems are just one element of a complete balanced protection plan; other elements may include portable fire extinguishers, automated suppression systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms.
    In addition to providing a summary of the components and operation of standpipe rack hose systems, the video also reviews the unique features of these systems, including: Quick suppression of fires; One-person operation; Minimal water damage; Pathway clearing for occupant rescue; Occupant protection during rescue.
    The educational standpipe rack hose video is available for viewing and sharing on YouTube and SlideShare.
    This standpipe rack hose video is the fourth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126) and UL300 – Protecting Commercial Kitchens.
    The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60 year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design.
    For more information contact: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, 1300 Sumner Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115; (216) 241-7333, www.femalifesafety.org.

National
Residential Fire Sprinklers Cost Report
    The cost to install home fire sprinklers in 51 homes in 17 communities averaged $1.35 per sprinklered square foot, down from the $1.61 average in 2008, according to a report conducted by Newport Partners (Newport) and released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association. (Sprinklered square feet is a measure of total area of spaces with sprinklers.) The new report, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment - 5 Year Update, provides a national perspective on the cost of installing home fire sprinklers.
    The primary purpose of the 2013 study was to review current home fire sprinkler costs against a 2008 benchmark study, Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment, also commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by Newport, to better understand the relationship between adoptions, various elements of cost such as installation and materials, how efficiency in design or installation may be introduced, and more.
      For more information visit: www.nfpa.org

National
UL & LPCB Warn of Counterfeit Fire Sprinkler
    The following is a notification from UL and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) to distributors, contractors, fire departments, regulatory agencies, and authorities having jurisdiction that the fire sprinkler identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark for the United States and Canada, and a counterfeit LPCB Mark. The fire sprinkler has not been evaluated by UL or LPCB to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the fire sprinkler complies with any safety requirements.
    For more information please see the following links:
http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-and-loss-prevention-certification-board-lpcb-warn_20130329121900.xml

http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices/detail/index.jsp?cpath=/global/eng/pages/newsroom/publicnotices//detail/data/ul-warns-of-counterfeit-ul-mark-on-fire_20130131080000.xml


Fire Sprinkler Calendar:

June 17-20, 2019
NFPA Convention Expo
San Antonio, TX
www.nfpa.org

June 20, 2019
Hydraulics for Fire Protection
Colorado Springs, CO
seminars@nfsa.org

June 21, 2019
Advanced Hydraulics
Colorado Springs, CO
seminars@nfsa.org

June 24-28 2019
Fire Safety Symposium
Forsyth, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

July 11-12, 2019
Firestop Seminars
Anaheim, CA
International Firestop Council
(201) 870-0037, info@firestop.org

July 12, 2019
5th Annual GBA Charity Golf
Benefitting American Red Cross
San Ramon Golf Club, San Ramon, CA
Greater Bay Area Chapter, AFSA
Alicia Karrick, Exec. Dir.
AliciaGBAafsa@gmail.com
(510) 398-9185

July 22-August 2, 2019
NFSA Layout Technician Training
Sacramento, CA
seminars@nfsa.org

July 29, 2019
2019 Burn Invitational
Benefitting Children’s Burn Center
Glenmoor Country Club, Canton, OH
The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
(216) 233-5014, ohiofsc@gmail.com
Julie Schade, (216) 447-5677
www.facebook.com/ohfsc

July 29-August 2, 2019
Layout Tech Blended Learning
Sacramento, CA
seminars@nfsa.org

July 30-31, 2019
Sprinkler System Plan Review
Virginia Beach, VA
seminars@nfsa.org

July 30-Aug 1, 2019
Advanced Tech Training
Dallas, TX
seminars@nfsa.org

August 1, 2019
Rough and Final Inspections
Virginia Beach, VA
seminars@nfsa.org

August 9, 2019
AFSA San Diego Benefit Golf
Benefitting Wounded Warrior Charity
Twin Oaks Golf Club, San Marcos, CA
Rhonda Hill
rhondasandiegoafsa@gmail.com

August 10, 2019
Softball Tournament
Benefitting Firefighter’s Burn Institute
Kloss Park, Elk Grove, CA
Paulene Norwood, Executive Director
Sacramento Valley Chapter AFSA (916) 296-0635
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com

August 13, 2019
GFSA General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

August 19-23, 2019
Backflow Tester Certification
Indianapolis, IN, Backflow School (317) 786-8990
www.backflowin.com
in-franchise@testgauge.net

August 26, 2019
30th Burn Center Invitational
Benefitting Burn Center, Camp, & More
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Marty King, king@nfsa.org
www.supportcsm.org/2019BCGI

September TBD, 2019
Fall Fishing Tournament
Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 9, 2019
23rd NFSA MN
Burnaid Golf Classic
Benefits Burn Center
Dellwood Country Club, Dellwood, MN
NFSA Minnesota, (651) 452-8506
Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com
Tom Brace, trbrace@comcast.net

September 10, 2019
GFSA Board Meeting
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 19, 2019
CASA Ontario Regional
Golf Tournament
Benefitting Camp BUCKO
& SickKids Hospital
Lionhead Golf Club
Brampton, ON, Canada
Jo-Ann Gauthier, (905) 477-2270
jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org

September 20, 2019
13th Annual Burn Aid Golf Classic
Benefitting Tangier
Shriners Transport Fund
Willow Lakes G.C., Bellevue, NE
Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Association of Nebraska
Melissa Kimball, (402) 553-1221
melissa@mahoneyfiresprinkler.com  
http://fscan.org

September TBD, 2019
Fall Fishing Tournament
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

September 30, 2019
Central Ohio Chapter SFPE/OSU
30th Burn Center Golf Outing
Benefitting OSUWMC Burn
Center and Nationwide
Children’s Hospital Burn Center
Medallion Country Club, Westerville, OH
Bob Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

September 30, 2019
25th KFSCA Benefit Golf Outing
Benefitting Burn Unit and Others
University Club of Kentucky, Lexington
Foundation Office, (502) 223-5322
admin@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

October 1-4, 2019
AFSA 38, Convention Expo
San Diego, CA
www.firesprinkler.org  

October 6-12, 2019
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Plan to Promote Fire Sprinklers!

October 8, 2019
General Meeting
SPP Pumps, Norcross, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

October 10, 2019
25th Ken Houston Memorial
Benefitting Wake Forest
Baptist Health’s Burn Center
Colonial C.C., Thomasville, NC
AFSA Carolinas Chapter
John Turnage, (919) 624-3456
jturnage@umpiretechnologiesgroup.com

October 13-15, 2019
2019 SFPE Annual Conference
Sheraton Grand, Phoenix, AZ
(301) 718-2910, info@sfpe.org

October 15, 2019
Bob Young Benefit Golf Outing
Benefits Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
Top Golf, Edison, NJ
AFSA New Jersey Chapter
(973) 903-4698, victorl@metrofire.com

October 16, 2019
26th Annual AFSA/BSF
Golf Tournament
Williamsburg National Golf Club
Williamsburg, Virginia
Benefitting Burn Survivors Foundation
www.burnsurvivorsfoundation.org
George Wagner, AFSA VA Chapter
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 17, 2019
Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Association Charity Golf
Benefitting Burn Centers
Coyote Hills Golf Club
Fullerton, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345
Lawrence.seligman@coreandmain.com

October 22, 2019
ITM Inspector Devel. Program
Dallas, TX
www.firesprinkler.org

October 23-24, 2019
19th Intʼl Water Mist Conference
Germany, Hamburg
www.iwma.net

October 25, 2019
Mid Atlantic AFSA Casino Night
Benefitting Burn Foundation
Sheraton Valley Forge
King of Prussia, PA
afsamidatlanti@gmail.com

October 28, 2019
30th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic
Benefitting Scottish Rite
Hospital for Children

Bear Creek Golf Club, Dallas, TX
fscatx@embarqmail.com
www.fscatx.org

November 4, 2019
20th Bob McCullough
Golf Tournament
Benefitting Fire Safety
Educational Projects
Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/golf-tournament/

December TBD, 2019
Greater Bay Area AFSA 16th Gala
Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Livermore, CA
AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, (925) 954-5031
lorelei@cafsa.org

December 10, 2019
GFSA Christmas Gathering
Benefitting Toys for Tots
Hamilton Mill
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

July 9: Emerging Technologies - Smart Tools, UAVs and Others - and How They Relate to the Internet of Things
Aug. 13: Trade Shortage

Fire Tech Productions:
www.firetech.com

July 17-18: I&T Workshop, Exton, PA
July 24-25: I&T Workshop,, Hastings, MI
Aug. 21-23: Fire Pump I&M, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 26-29: I&T  Pumps & Sprinklers, Atlanta, GA
Sep. 11-13: I&T  Pmps & Spkls, Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 7-9: Fire Pump Maint. Training, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 15-18: Service & Repair, Indianapolis, IN
Oct. 23-24: I&T of Sprinkler Sys., Exton, PA
Oct. 29-Nov 1: I&T Pumps & Spk., Atlanta, GA
Nov. 6-7: I&T of Sprinkler Sys., Hastings, MI
Nov. 13-15: Fire Pump I&M, Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 2-4: Fire Pump Maint. Training, Atlanta, GA
Dec. 4-6: I&T of Spk. & Pumps, Indianapolis, IN

National Fire Protection Assoc.:
www.nfpa.org

NFPA 13, Three-day Class with Certificate
June 24: Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 15: San Francisco, CA
Sep. 9: Indianapolis, IN
Sep. 16: Quincy, MA
Sep. 30: Denver, CO
Oct. 14: Dallas, TX
Nov. 4: Portland, OR
Nov. 18: Charlotte, NC
Dec. 2: Garden Grove, CA
Dec. 16: Orlando, FL

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.:
www.nfsa.org

June 17: Pumps, Colorado Springs, CO
June 18: Rough and Final Inspections of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Colorado Springs, CO
June 19: U.A.E. NFPA 25, Colorado Springs, CO
June 20: Hydraulics, Colorado Springs, CO
June 21: Advanced Hydraulics, Colorado Springs, CO
July 30: Plan Review, Virginia Beach, VA
Aug. 1: Rough & Final Insp., Virginia Beach, VA
Dec. 11: Hydraulics, Dover, DE
Dec. 12: Hydraulics, Conshohocken, PA

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Oct. 1-4, 2019, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Sep. 13-16, 2020, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL

CASA, www.casa-firesprinkler.org

NFPA, www.nfpa.org
Jun. 17-20, 2019, San Antonio, TX
Jun. 14-17, 2020, Orlando, FL

NFSA, www.nfsa.org  
May 15-18, 2020, Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ           
May 12-15, 2021, Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

Also Visit:
American Fire Sprinkler Association
www.firesprinkler.org  
National Fire Sprinkler Association
www.nfsa.org  
National Fire Protection Association
www.nfpa.org  
BlazeMaster®
www.blazemastertraining.com   
Fire Tech Productions
www.firetech.com
FMI
www.fminet.com  
Oklahoma State University
www.ce.ceat.okstate.edu
Seneca College, School of Fire Protection
www.senecacollege.ca


 

FPC's Question of the Month

Who do you consider to be fire sprinkler allies?

Please tell us about it, and include your name, co. name, city, & state. Please tell us what you think!
Please send your reply today. Also, please send photos, and advise us if you wish to remain anonymous.


Featured Websites

Relmark Group — Risk Management Advocates for Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Relmarkgroup.com

"NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative" website: NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Helpful Website:
    The Building Code Resource Library website may be of interest! It is an electronic library on building fire protection at your fingertips.

    Website: http://buildingcoderesourcelibrary.com/

Fire Protection Educational and Training Resources:
Fire Smarts, LLC

Fire Sprinkler History:
"History of Mather & Platt Ltd." (And Grinnell) By Marcel Boschi + David Drew-Smythe: http://home.zipworld.com.au/~lnbdds/Boschi/

Certification: "The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)" For more information, visit theNICET website.

"Fire Sprinkler Coalition" For more information, visit the IRC Fire Sprinkler Coalition website.

"Campus FireWatch" For more information, visit the Campus FireWatch website.

"Fire Sprinkler Academy" For more information, visit the Fire Sprinkler Academy website.


Take Heart
Remember what Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -
John 16:32-33, New International Version


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