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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.


News: (Scroll down for Calendar Items.)

National
Construction Employment
    Construction employment increased in 263 (73%) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13%), and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged members of Congress to support proposed legislation to reform, and increase funding for, the federal career and technical education program.
    “The growth of industry employment in so many locations is good news, but it also highlights the challenge contractors face in finding qualified workers,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “As more cities hit new highs in construction employment and new lows in unemployment, the risk is growing that some projects will be delayed for lack of workers.”
    Construction employment in 63 areas was at a record high for May, in a history dating back to 1990 in most locations, the association’s analysis showed. Nationally, the unemployment rate for jobseekers with prior construction experience was at the lowest May level since that series began in 2000, the economist noted.
    The Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX metro area added the most construction jobs during the past year (14,200 jobs, 10%), followed by: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (11,500 jobs, 10%); Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (11,400 jobs, 5%); Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (9,200 jobs, 8%); and New York City, NY (8,000 jobs, 5%). The largest percentage gains — 29% each — occurred in Merced, CA (700 jobs) and Midland, TX (7,800 jobs). There were also large percentage increases in construction employment in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ (1,100 jobs, 20%); New Bedford, MA (500 jobs, 19%) and Weirton-Steubenville, W.VA-OH (300 jobs, 19%).
    The largest job losses from May 2017 to May 2018 were in Newark, NJ-PA (-3,900 jobs, -8%), followed by: Middlesex­-Monmouth-Ocean, NJ (-3,300 jobs, -8%); Columbia, SC (-2,300 jobs, -11%); Camden, NJ (-2,100 jobs, -9%); and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN (-1,900 jobs, -4%). The largest percentage decreases for the year were in Bloomington, IL (-500 jobs, -14%), followed by: Columbia, SC, Hanford-Corcoran, CA (-100 jobs, -10%); Pocatello, ID (-200 jobs, -10%); and Camden, NJ.
    Association officials urged Congress to enact proposed legislation to reform and increase funding for federal career and technical education programs, known as the Perkins Act.
    “Construction firms in many parts of the country report they would likely add even more workers if they could find more qualified candidates,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Passing this new version of the Perkins Act will make it easier for educators to expose young adults to high-paying construction career opportunities and lead to more hiring in many parts of the country.”
    For more information contact: AGC of America, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 548-3118, www.agc.org.

National
Change Order Request Solution
    DataStreet, a creator of project management tools for subcontractors, and the American Subcontractors Association, a national trade association representing subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers in the construction industry, have joined forces to provide the latest Time and Material Web-based application especially for construction subcontractors.
    “At DataStreet, our main goal is to provide useful and effective tools for subcontractors that actually work,” said DataStreet co-founder Bruce Kinghorn, a construction subcontractor for 36 years. “We know that there are plenty of options in the marketplace for project management tools, but they never seem to fit exactly how subs need them to. Built by a team of subcontractors with over 75 years of experience, we pride ourselves on not only providing great tools for subs, but also listening to our customers.”
    DataStreet’s T&M application eliminates the field paperwork for change order work and gives subcontractors a Web dashboard with real-time access to all of their T&M and Change Order Request information.
    “We are confident that our app will save subcontractors money by eliminating lost, late, or damaged tickets,” Kinghorn continued. “It will eliminate inefficient tracking and documenting protocols and will save subcontractors time by easily processing tickets and change order requests.”
    The app is Web-based, so subcontractors will have 24/7 access to where their companies stand financially with outstanding change order work and submitted.
    “Business is hard enough these days,” Kinghorn added. “Our goal is to create practical and efficient tools to minimize subcontractors’ risk and increase their profitability. We feel like the fit with ASA couldn’t be better!”
    ASA Chief Operating Officer Richard Bright agreed that DataStreet is a natural fit for ASA.
    “We are pleased to have DataStreet as a national sponsor, but more importantly, we are thrilled to welcome DataStreet to the ASA family as a member through our ASA of Arizona chapter,” Bright said. “DataStreet clearly recognizes the value and benefits of participation in national trade association, where individuals can contribute to a cause greater than themselves.”
    DataStreet was created by a construction subcontractor with 36 years of ownership and project management experience. The company’s goal and priority is to provide construction management tools that are actually needed and applicable to trades. DataStreet’s Time and Material tracking system eliminates field paperwork for T&M work and allows real-time access to the ticket information via the subcontractor’s online dashboard.
    For more information contact: Chris Kinghorn, DataStreet, (480) 270-6789, chris@datastreetapp.com, or visit: www.datastreetapp.com.

Tennessee
Planners Approve Sprinkler Mandate
    An article by Jim Herrin posted June 6, 2018, on www.herald-citizen.com,  Cookeville, Tennessee, said a new amendment to the subdivision regulations in Putnam County, intended to provide better fire protection to some newly built neighborhoods, has been approved.
    The county’s Regional Planning Commission adopted a regulation that will require developers to install sprinklers in homes that don’t have access to “traditional fire protection.”
    The amendment reads, in part: “If adequate water supply via a 6" water main and fire hydrants installed within 500' of each residential lot are not available, the installation of fire suppression sprinkler systems shall be required in each residential dwelling unit (house, apartment, etc.).”
    The planning commission held a public hearing before adopting the new regulation, but no one offered any comments. A resolution outlining the need for the regulation was approved before planners gave formal approval to the amendment itself.

Canada
“Raising the Alarm” on Inspections
    An article by Ernest Doroszuk posted July 6, 2018, on www.torontosun.com,  said the City of Toronto spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a private vendor that failed to prove it properly inspected life-saving systems like sprinklers and fire alarms, yet city staff continued to defend and use the company even after warnings.
    That’s the stunning conclusion by Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler, who launched an investigation last summer after receiving serious complaints to the department’s fraud and waste hotline.
    “Any time there is concern of wrongdoing related to public money, it must be reported to the Auditor General,” Mayor John Tory said. “I find it inconceivable that this was not done in this case and I fully expect staff to ensure this does not happen again.”
    Toronto signed contracts valued at more than $395,000 and $550,000 with York Fire Protection and Advance Fire Control, both run by Rauf Ahmad, between 2010-2017.
    Yet despite ongoing documentation and performance issues, many inspection reports required to support invoice payment and to indicate Fire Code compliance were missing.
    York Fire Protection could not be reached for comment.
    [Editor’s note: see page 34 of the August 2018 edition.]

Scotland
Sprinkler Retrofits in New Social Housing
    An article by Gareth Jones posted June 22, 2018, on www.thirdforcenews.org.uk, said plans to make sprinklers mandatory in new social housing to reduce fire risks are set to be implemented.
    Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart introduced a member’s bill into the Scottish Parliament calling for legislation to make it a legal requirement for all future new-build social housing properties to be fitted with sprinkler systems, in light of the Grenfell tragedy.
    And now, the Scottish Government has confirmed it will move forward with the proposals.
    Every high-rise built in Scotland since 2005 must have sprinklers by law. But there has been no obligation on councils or social landlords to fit the systems in older tower blocks, or other types of property.
    Housing Minister Kevin Stewart said, “I am very grateful to David Stewart for his work on bringing forward this important issue and gaining cross-party support for his proposal. I can confirm that the Scottish Government will implement the aim of Mr. Stewart’s proposal and will bring forward legislation as soon as is practicable in this parliamentary session.
“This is an opportunity to further improve standards in our social housing and this work will be taken forward alongside the recommendations of the two reviews of building standards and fire safety, which we will consult on later this summer.”                                   


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:

July 20, 2018
4th Annual GBA Charity Golf
Benefitting Santa Clara Valley Burn Center

Poppy Ridge Golf Club, Livermore, CA
Greater Bay Area Chapter, AFSA
Lorelei Sweet Upshaw, (209) 253-4000
lorelei@cafsa.org

July 23-August 3, 2018
Beginning FS System Plan. School
Dallas, TX, www.firesprinkler.org

July 30, 2018
14th 2018 Burn Invitational
Benefitting Burn Center
Glenmoor County Club, Canton, OH
The Ohio Fire Safety Coalition
Julie Schade, (216) 447-5677
www.facebook.com/ohfsc

August 10, 2018
AFSA San Diego Benefit Golf
Benefitting Wounded Warrior Charity

Twin Oaks Golf Club, San Marcos, CA
Rhonda Hill, rhondasandiegoafsa@gmail.com

August 11, 2018
Softball Tournament
Benefitting Association Programs

Bartholomew Sports Park, Elk Grove, CA
Paulene Norwood, Executive Director
Sacramento Valley Chapter AFSA
paulenesacvalleyafsa@gmail.com
(916) 296-0635

August 17, 2018
CFPA Golf Tournament
Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton, CO
cfpa@cofireprotection.org

August 27, 2018
1st Annual AFSA Ohio Golf Outing
Benefits Fallen Fire Fighters Association
Heatherwoode G.C., Springboro, OH
Tom Doty, (513) 702-4133
tom@craynonfireprotection.com

August 27, 2018
30th Burn Center Invitational

Benefitting Burn Center, Camp, & More

Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
Marty King, king@nfsa.org
www.supportcsm.org/2018BCGI

September 5-6, 2018
Sprinkler System Plan Review
San Marcos Fire Dept., San Marcos, CA
Bruce Lecair, NFSA, (951) 805-8992
lecair@nfsa.org

September 10-21, 2018
Beginning FS System Plan. School
Dallas, TX, www.firesprinkler.org

September 17, 2018
Central Ohio Chapter SFPE/OSU
29th Burn Center Golf Outing

Benefitting Wexner Med. Center

Scioto Reserve Country Club, Powell, OH
Bob Dawson, (614) 561-8145
bdd4@yahoo.com

September 19-20, 2018
18th International Water Mist Conference
London
www.iwma.net

September 20, 2018
CASA Ontario Regional Golf Tournament

Benefitting Camp BUCKO and SickKids Hospital

Lionhead Golf Club
Brampton, ON, Canada
Jo-Ann Gauthier, (905) 477-2270
jgauthier@casa-firesprinkler.org

September 25-28, 2018
Security Essen 2018 Trade Fair
Essen, Germany
www.messe-essen.de or www.security-essen.de

September 28, 2018
4th Annual Golf Tournament
Benefits Phoenix Society
Putnam County G.C., Mahopac, NY
Gary Lederman, NFSA Empire Chapter
(914) 692-3640, glederman@croker.com

September 30-October 3, 2018
AFSA Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition
Gaylord National, Washington, D.C.
www.firesprinkler.org

September TBD, 2018
6th Annual AFSA NJ Chapter
Bob Young Benefit Golf Outing

Benefitting B. Young Scholarship Fund
and the Phoenix Society

Galloping Hills Golf Club, Kenilworth, NJ
Al Zanga, (973) 679-1012
Gary Lederman, (914) 564-3916

October 1, 2018
22nd Annual NFSA Minnesota
Chapter Burnaid Golf Classic

Benefitting Burn Center

Dellwood Country Club, Dellwood, MN
NFSA Minnesota, (651) 452-8506
Peg Bohn, pegbohn@gmail.com

October 1, 2018
24th KFSCA Benefit Golf Outing

Benefitting Burn Unit and Others

University Club of Kentucky, Lexington
Angela Underwood, (502) 233-5322
angela@ksae.com, www.kfsca.org

October 7-13, 2018
Fire Prevention Week
Plan to promote fire sprinklers!

October 17, 2018
25th AFSA-Virginia Burn Survivors Golf Tournament

Benefitting Central VA Burn Camp & Old Dominion Firefighters Burn Foundation

Nat’l G.C., Williamsburg, VA
George Wagner, (804) 514-3154
wagnerg@mindspring.com
www.afsavirginia.com

October 18, 2018
24th 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 18, 2018
Fire Sprinkler Contractors
Association Charity Golf

Benefits Burn Centers
Los Serranos C.C., Chino Hills, CA
Larry Seligman, (626) 673-5345

October 22, 2018
29th FSCATX Charity Golf Classic

Benefitting Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

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

October 26, 2018
Mid Atlantic AFSA Casino Night

Benefitting Burn Foundation

Sheraton Valley Forge
King of Prussia, PA
afsamidatlanti@gmail.com

October 27-31, 2018
SFPE North America Conference & Expo
Nashville, TN
www.sfpe.org, vvalentine@sfpe.org

October 28-30, 2018
SFPE North America
Conference & Expo
Nashville, TN
www.sfpe.org, vvalentine@sfpe.org

November 5, 2018
18th Bob McCullough Golf Tournament

Benefitting Fire Safety Educational Projects

Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events

November 5-16, 2018
Beginning FS System Plan. School
Dallas, TX, www.firesprinkler.org

December 11, 2018
GFSA Christmas Gathering

Benefitting Toys for Tots

Hamilton Mill, GA
bobby@atlantasprinkler.com
www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events

December TBD, 2018
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

Other Dates by Organization

Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology
www.firesprinkleracademy.com

American Subcontractors Association:
www.asaonline.com

Aug. 14: High Times — Navigating a Drug Free Workplace in Light of Marijuana Use Laws and Restrictions on Post-Accident Testing
Sep. 11: Electronic Takeoff Software Solutions
Oct. 9: Group Captive Insurance for Construction Companies
Nov. 13: The Soft Side of Scheduling: Improving Communications Between GCs and Subcontractors
Dec. 11: Improving the Change Order Process

2019

Jan. 8, 2019: Work-In-Progress Reporting
Feb. 12: The Best — and Worst — Construction Legal Decisions of 2018
Mar. 19: Lean Construction — What Subcontractors Need to Know
Apr. 9: Avoiding Predatory OCIPs, CCIPs and Builders Risk Insurance Flow-Downs
May 14: Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law
June 11: HR Basics for Small Businesses
July 9: Emerging Technologies — Smart Tools, UAVs and Others — and How They Relate to the Internet of Things

Fire Tech Productions, www.firetech.com

July 24: IT Webinar
July 25-26: IT Spk. Workshop, Hastings, MI
July 26: Success w/ NICET Webinar, Free
Aug. 1: Water-Based Systems Webinar
Aug. 7: IT Webinar
Aug. 8: Water-Based Systems Webinar
Aug. 9: Success w/ NICET Webinar, Free
Aug. 14: IT Webinar
Aug. 22-22: IT Spk. Workshop, Indianapolis
Aug. 27-30: Fire Pump/IT, Atlanta

National Fire Protection Assoc., www.nfpa.org

Jul. 23-25: NFPA 25 ITM, Cranston, RI
Aug. 20-22: NFPA 13, Toronto
Sep. 10-12: NFPA 25 ITM, Richmond, KY
Oct. 4: ITM, Denver, CO
Oct. 4-5: Plan Review, Denver, CO
Nov. 5-7: NFPA 13, Hastings, MI
Dec. 20: ITM, Orlando, FL

National Fire Sprinkler Assoc., www.nfsa.org

Sep. 5-6: Spk. Sys. Plan Review, San Marcos, CA
Sep. 18: Spk. Install. Requirements, Austin, TX
Sep. 19: Intro. to NFPA 20 & NFPA 25, Austin, TX
Sep. 20: Advanced Hydraulics, Austin, TX
Oct. 15: 2-Week Layout Tech. Train., Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 15: 2-Week Layout Tech. Train., Seattle, WA
Oct. 22: Layout Tech. Training, Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 22: Layout Tech. - Blended Learning In-Class Practicum, Seattle, WA
Dec. 4: Rough and Final Inspections, Millburn, NJ

Other Future Meeting Dates:

AFSA, www.firesprinkler.org
Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2018, Gaylord National, Washington, DC
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, 2019, Omni Downtown, Nashville, TN
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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