Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am transmitting to you the AFSA Virginia Chapter Meeting notice for the November 4, 2014 meeting and Holiday Mixer.
I am sorry this is a little late as our speaker that was lined up advised me they could not do our program, so I have been looking for a new speaker for the program.
Please join us for this last meeting of 2014 and bring your staff.
This event will be at O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub in Richmond . You can follow the link to see the website and get directions. We will have great food and drinks at the Mixer.
Please RSVP me by 5:00 PM on Thursday October 30, 2014 on your attendance. Please provide me the names of everyone attending and if you cannot attend please let me know.
For everyone who does service work and inspections, you may want to attend and see the new program that many AFSA Contractors are using in their paperwork and job management.
I hope to see everyone there.
The AFSA Virginia Chapter held its 2014 Seminar at the Henrico County Fire Training Facility on Thursday October 9, 2014.
The topic for this Seminar was “NFPA 25 and Hands On Training”.
Over 80 Contractors and Fire Officials attended this class.
The class included a four hour session in the morning on NFPA #25, taught by Jeff Lewis of VSC Fire & Security and a two hour segment on Fire Pump controllers taught by Bill Jones of FirePro and a two hour segment on hands on training on wet and dry valves using the Reliable Automatic Sprinkler trailer and taught by Phil Linduska of Reliable.
In the afternoon the classes reversed so that the Hands on students in the morning were in the classroom in the afternoon.
Participants received NICET CPD credits and the Fire Officials received Virginia Inspector Re-certification credits for this class.
Lunch was provided by AFSA for all participants.
The AFSA Virginia Chapter would like to thank all instructors for their time and assistance and would like to thank Henrico County for the use of their facility.
AFSA held the 2014 AFSA Convention & Exhibition at the Hilton Orland Bonnet Creek Resort on Sunday September 28, 2014 thru Wednesday October 1, 2014.
This was a great learning experience with over 30 Educational Seminars presented and over 140 Vendors at the Exhibition. If you have never attended an AFSA Convention you should now make plans to attend the 2015 Convention in Phoenix Arizona.
The AFSA Virginia Chapter held its 21st Burn Survivors Golf Tournament on Wednesday October 10, 2014 at the Williamsburg National Golf Club. This venue had two courses, the Jamestown Course and the Yorktown Course. This event was well attended with over 180 Golfers and 40 Volunteers.
We had a beautiful fall day with no rain in 2014, what a blessing!!!
The Virginia Chapter is proud to announce that it donated $80,000.00 in total to its Charities. The Central Virginia Burn Camp for children was given $40,000.00 and the Old Dominion Firefighters Foundation was given $40,000.00. The total raised by the Virginia Chapter over the 21 years is a grand total of $652,000.
The winners of the Tournament are:
The AFSA Virginia Chapter held it June 3, 2014 meeting at the Hospitality House Hotel in Fredericksburg Virginia and had 44 attendees. The meeting that was normally held in Richmond, Virginia was held in Fredericksburg, Virginia for the benefit of our Northern Virginia members who support our chapter.
A great program was presented for the members, fist a Virginia Code update by Ron Reynolds of the Virginia State Fire Marshals Office, followed by a presentation by James Dawson, President of T. B. & R. Benefits on “Charting a successful course in employee healthcare in 2014 and beyond”. The vendor presentation was given by Ben Johnson and Todd Stevens of Viking/Minimax.
The next AFSA Virginia Chapter meeting with be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday September 9, 2014 to be followed the next day with the 21st Annual Burn Survivors Golf Tournament at the Williamsburg National Golf Club. Do not miss this exciting event.