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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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Arizona
Older Adults Died in Residential Fires
    An article by Chris Caraveo posted June 27, 2019, on www.yourvalley.net, Sun City, Arizona, said eight people have died in residential fires in Arizona in the first six months of 2019, and some of the victims share a few characteristics.
    As of June 24, the U.S. Fire Administration - which tracks media-reported residential fire fatalities - found seven of the eight victims were women. Six of those range in age between 61 and 73, although one woman’s age was not known but is believed to be 65 and up. The seventh woman who died was 53.
    The causes of each fire are still under investigation, which can take weeks or months to complete.
    Four of the fatal fires occurred in Phoenix. One each happened in Mesa, Scottsdale, Bullhead City, and Cochise County. Two were in apartments, and one each in a condominium and a duplex.
    Phoenix Fire Capt. Kenny Overton said the similarities of the victims in Arizona comes at an alarm to the department. That is despite firefighters coming into contact with patients of all ages in fire incidents.
    “In regards to older residents, it’s always a concern of ours that they have the ability to get out of their homes safely in the case of an emergency,” he said. “I don’t have specific information as to what older people may have said to our crews about their ability to exit their homes, or if they struggle.”
    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home fires claim the lives of seven people each day. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, the NFPA says, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use.
    Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and HFSC president, said, “We hope to illuminate the fire problem and its solution on a national scale.”
    “Fire sprinklers have been a U.S. model building code requirement since 2009, yet challenges to its adoption still exist,” she continued. “Taking action collectively will send a powerful message that fire sprinklers are widely accepted and must be embraced in every state.”
    The NFPA says taking action is easy. Some possible activities include hosting a side-by-side live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration, or conducting a fire department open house featuring fire sprinkler information and sprinkler riser display.
    According to NFPA, the risk of dying in a home fire decreases by about 85% if sprinklers are present. And when sprinklers were present, fires were kept to the room of origin 97% of the time.

Connecticut
Ordinance Amendment Fails
    An article by Austin Jackson posted  June 29, 2019, on www.wcmessenger.com, Bridgeport, Connecticut, said a local amendment to the International Building Code that would have allowed for a self-storage business to operate without an automatic fire suppression system failed to pass with the Bridgeport city council.
    Jonah Hall, representing Petromax Operating Company, had plans of turning the vacant 7,500 sq. ft. building into a climate-controlled self-storage business. The building was formerly occupied by a Dollar General. It’s been vacant since 2017.
    Hall initially planned to renovate and remodel the building. He was told he would have to install an automatic sprinkler system in a building of that size due to the building code.
    In May, he came before the council again saying the cost of installing a system - with bids ranging from $104,461 to $145,596 - was too high.
    In discussion, Mayor pro tem Bobby Brazier said the business could be a good thing for the community.
    Kathy Kennedy said the risk was too high to make a code variance simply due to the sprinkler system being financially unfeasible.
   
Florida
Foundation Donates Sprinklers
    An article posted June 13, 2019, on www.pontevedrarecorder.com, Jacksonville, Florida, said Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded a grant of more than $16,000 to Angelwood, Inc. for the purchase and installation of additional fire safety equipment to help protect the lives of individuals living with developmental differences and the staff that serve them. An automatic fire sprinkler system was installed at Angelwood’s residential group home in the Beaches area this spring.
    “Firehouse Subs has been a long-time partner of Angelwood through support of our fund-raising events and by providing healthy meals for our Summer Day Camp” said Angelwood Executive Director Diane Tuttle. “We are so grateful for this grant that helps to protect and ensure the safety of the young men living in this home.”
    Angelwood, Inc. is a Jacksonville based non-profit that, since 1993, has been serving children, adults, seniors, and families living with intellectual and developmental differences such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Spina Bifida. Angelwood provides support to over 300 individuals and their families in residential group homes, supported employment, adult day training programs, and holiday and summer day camps.
    For more information visit: www.angelwoodjax.org.

Iowa
Fire Department Supports Home Sprinklers
    An article by Lukas Voss posted June 11, 2019, on www.cbs2iowa.com, Marion, Iowa, said beginning with the 2009 edition, the International Residential Code (IRC) has required fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses. Since then, a vast majority of states have removed the requirement from their residential building codes, including right here in Iowa.
    “It would be great to see every home equipped with a home sprinkler system just to keep people safe,” Marion Fire Chief Deb Krebill said. “It’s the first step, it will hold the fire in check until we get there.”
    Krebill said she supports sprinklers in homes due to the changing nature of how buildings are constructed, fire-fighting techniques, and access to fire escape routes.
    “If you had a home fire sprinkler system you have that time to escape,” Krebill said. “You really don’t see many homes with fire sprinkler systems, it’s really too bad.”
    The Iowa Home Builders association strongly opposes the addition of any residential sprinkler requirement, saying, in part, “Fire sprinklers are expensive and not cost effective. Any jurisdiction considering mandatory fire sprinklers needs to determine and thoroughly consider what the true total cost to homebuyers will be in their community (including additional fees that may be charged to water purveyors, etc.) and what the constituents will pay collectively, before making any decision to mandate sprink­lers.”
    Krebill adds a sprinkler system in a new home costs about $1.35 per sq. ft., adding about $2,500 to construction costs.
    Right now, Marion’s building code demands sprinklers for certain structures based on the International Fire Code.

Minnesota
Push for Home Sprinkler Systems
    An article by Jennifer Austin posted June 15, 2019, on www.kare11.com, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, said the Brooklyn Park Fire Department opened up their fire hall to the community, holding demonstrations to show how they fight fires.
    But, the main event focused on what homeowners can do to contain a fire in their home before the fire department even responds.
    “This cap pops off and reveals a sprink­ler,” said Deputy Fire Marshal Dan Krier, as he showed a concealed residential sprinkler on display at the fire hall.
    “For the most part, I think it’s just something we don’t think about,” said Krier, when asked why more homes don’t have sprinklers. The goal of the department’s demonstration was to get people to think about it.
    They furnished a demonstration trailer, with side-by-side rooms, to look like a living room. One side had a sprinkler, the other didn’t.
    The room without the sprinkler was ignited first. Within minutes, it engulfed the room.
    “You usually have about four minutes or less to get out of your house during a fire,” Krier said.
    The sprinklers operate individually. They have a small, glass bulb in them that expands and breaks in temperatures around 155°F, triggering the sprinkler.
    During the demonstration, the sprink­ler was set off 26 seconds after the fire started.
    “This will save your life,” Krier said of the sprinkler.

New York
Sprinklers May Have Helped Stop Deaths
    An article by Anne McCloy posted June 14, 2019, on www.cbs6albany.com, Slingerlands, New York, said a fire at the Meadowbrook Apartments was so intense and fast-moving that it claimed a man’s life. Investigators still have not determined a cause.
    Adam Hornick, of the Bethlehem Police Department, said, “The building is not equipped with sprinklers.”
    “If this building had been equipped with sprinklers that poor victim may have had a chance to get out,” said Jerry DeLuca, director of member services for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York. “Current law requires sprinklers in new residences of four units or more. This apartment, if it had been built today, would’ve had them.”
    He says New York law does not require older apartment buildings to have sprinklers installed.
    A public service announcement focused on why people often choose not to install sprinklers, despite research that says you’re seven times more likely to die with no sprinklers present.
    “If a builder can get out of the cost of it, they will,” said Tony Caiozzo, a service manager at sprinkler retailer Albany Fire Protection. “Coincidentally, just yesterday we got a call to replace a head of a sprinkler that put out a kitchen fire.”
    “They’re priceless in what they do, they give people time to get out of a building,” Caiozzo said.
    The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is now fighting to get fire sprinklers mandated in one-, two-, and three-family homes, something builders are fighting against due to added cost.

Pennsylvania
‘Inactive Sprinkler’ Led to Deaths of Firefighters
    An article by Becky Metrick posted June 12, 2019, on www.pennlive.com, York, Pennsylvania, said a federal agency released a lengthy report on what contributed to the deaths of two York firefighters as they were fighting a blaze at the Weaver Organ and Piano building fire in 2018.
    Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zachary Anthony, 29, died from injuries they suffered when the building in the 100 block of North Broad Street collapsed on March 22, 2018, one day after several crews fought a massive fire there. Flanscha and Anthony were among the crews sent there to extinguish remaining hotspots.
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which is a part of the Centers for Disease Control, provided the report.
    Among the contributing factors were: the fact that the building was under renovation and didn’t have an active sprinkler system; the long-burning, deep seated fire couldn’t be reached by outside efforts; a previous partial structure collapse; firefighters entering collapse zones following defensive operations; and an inadequate evaluation of the risks.

Texas
Fire Sprinkler Floods Restaurant
    An article by James Hartley posted June 10, 2019, on www.Star-Telegram.com, Fort Worth, Texas, said the Branch & Bird restaurant in downtown Fort Worth was open after a damaged fire sprinkler head doused the eatery’s patio seating in water the previous afternoon. The Fort Worth Fire Department believes heavy winds during the previous day’s storms caused damage to the sprinkler.
    Firefighters originally responded to a call about water or flooding at the Frost Bank Tower. When investigators arrived to look into the call, they couldn’t tell if they were seeing water, steam, or smoke from their vantage point, Fort Worth Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Drivdahl said. There was no fire.
    The fire department sent firefighter crews to the scene, but only had to disable water to the specific sprinkler head.
   
Virginia
Student Sued for Activating Hotel Room Sprinkler
    An article posted June 24, 2019, on www.washingtonpost.com, Dumfries, Virginia, said a hotel’s insurance company has sued a high school student it claims caused more than $690,000 in damage by activating a sprinkler inside one of its rooms.
    The Virginian-Pilot reports Landstown High School senior Cade Anderson stayed at the hotel in Dumfries on October 20, 2017, ahead of a junior ROTC drill competition the next day.
    Anderson’s attorney says his client hung his uniform on a sprinkler to properly affix all of the ribbons and medals. When he took the uniform down, the sprinkler activated.
    Prince William County Assistant Fire Chief Matt Smolsky said 10 rooms, the hotel’s kitchen, and dining area flooded. Anderson’s room was on the fourth floor.
    Anderson’s father’s homeowner’s insurance policy is paying for his defense. The company has asked the federal judge if it can be removed from the case.

International
Fire Protection Guidelines on Energy Storage
    An article by Natalie Filatoff posted June 10, 2019, on www.pv-magazine-australia.com, said as commercial operations begin to more routinely factor battery storage into their solar-energy-powered plans, insurance companies are assessing the accompanying fire risks. One such company has publicly released its guidance for property protection.
    The ever-declining cost of Lithium-ion batteries has seen application of systems for energy storage in the United States burgeon from 1 MW to almost 700 MW over the past decade, but little research has been conducted to guide effective fire protection strategies for this addition to commercial operations, according to a report just released by FM Global commercial property insurer and risk-management consultancy.


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 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-August 1, 2019
Advanced Tech Training
Dallas, TX
seminars@nfsa.org

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

August 1-2, 2019
Backflow Recertification
Davie, FL
Sprinklermatic University
(954) 327-3686, info@sprinklermatic.net

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 22-23, 2019
NFSA Empire Chapter
Summer Outing and Trade Show
Schenectady/Saratoga Springs, NY
Eric Townsend, (518) 767-3700
eric@absolutefirepro.com
Kasmauskas@NFSA.org

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

August 26-30, 2019
Fire Sprinkler Seminar Series
Columbia, SC 
Maricarmen Martinez, AFSA
(214) 349-5965 ext. 132
mmartinez@firesprinkler.org

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

October 8-10, 2019
NFSA’s “Inspection and Testing
for the Sprinkler Industry”

Elmira, NY
Seminars@NFSA.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
Los Serranos C.C., Chino Hills, 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

October 29, 2019
NFSA Empire Chapter Fall Outing
Bowling Outing 2019
kasmauskas@nfsa.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

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
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

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. 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


 

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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.


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John 16:32-33, New International Version


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