On Thursday March 9, 2017, the AFSA Virginia Chapter presented a NFPA #20 Seminar for members and Non-members at the Henrico County Virginia Fire Training Facility. There were 88 attendees to this Seminar with 20 of the attendees being local Authorities having Jurisdiction.
Bill Jones of FirePro planned this Seminar.
George Wagner, Executive Director of the Virginia Chapter, registered and Proctored this Seminar.
Bob Caputo of FLSA presented the NFPA #20 Seminar.
BBQ lunch from Mission BBQ was furnished to all attendees for lunch. This is part of an ongoing program by the AFSA Virginia Chapter to educate the Industry on important issues.
The Virginia Chapter will meet Tuesday April 4, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport (formerly the Wyndham Hotel) 4700 South Laburnum Avenue Richmond, Virginia.
The AFSA Directors Board meeting will meet at 10:30 AM.
Lunch will be served at 12:00 Noon.
The AFSA Regular meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. Until 5:45 PM
Dinner will consist of:
Iced Tea, Water or Coffee
Cost of Lunch: $20.00 per person attending
Vendor Presentation - Josh Schapiro - Reliable Automatic Sprinkler
Program: Four Hour NFPA #25 2014 update - Roland Huggins - National AFSA
For Lunch reservations please contact George Wagner by Thursday March 30, 2017.
(Note that if you confirm lunch reservations and do not show up you will be billed for the lunch as the Chapter has to give the Hotel a guarantee)
Date: Tuesday May 16
Time: 4:00 Pm To 6:00 PM
Location: Smartmouth Brewing Company
The AFSA Virginia Chapter would like to invite you to attend a Social Mixer on Tuesday May 16 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Smartmouth Brewing Company at 1309 Raleigh Avenue Suite 300 in Norfolk, Virginia.
The event will include free Beer, sodas, water and free Pizzas from The Bakehouse at Chelsea.
The purpose of this AFSA Virginia Chapter sponsored Social Mixer is to introduce you to the National AFSA programs, to provide information on all the activities associated with the AFSA Virginia Chapter and to thank our Tidewater area members for their continued support. We are inviting local Sprinkler Contractors, Vendors, local Fire Protection Engineers and local AHJ’s. There will be information packets provided to you at the event on the benefits of becoming an AFSA member. In addition, AFSA Contractor and Vendor members will be present to answer any questions you may have regarding their AFSA membership.
Please join us on May 16, 2017 at this Social Mixer for an important and enjoyable Fire Sprinkler Industry experience. Please RSVP by May 11, 2017.
A $100.00 Gift will be drawn for one of our Non-Member guests.
Online Contest Offers Assistance and Awareness
DALLAS - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is now accepting applications for its popular online scholarship, the AFSA High School Scholarship Contest. The scholarship will award a total of $20,000 to 10 lucky winners.
The High School Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who wish to pursue a college degree or technical education. Ten winners will be randomly chosen, and each winner will receive a $2,000 prize that will be paid directly to the accredited educational institution of the winner's choice, to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2017 semester. To enter, high school seniors can visit afsascholarship.org, where they will read an educational essay with information about fire sprinklers. After reading, the student will then be asked to take a 10-question, multiple-choice reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one entry into a drawing for one of the 10 $2,000 scholarships. A total of 10 entries into the drawing are possible.
The 2016-2017 high school contest is currently open online, and will run through 12:00 p.m. Central Time April 7, 2017. Since 1996, AFSA has provided over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to help fulfill the educational dreams of students from across the nation. Nearly 43,150 high school seniors from across the United States entered the 2015-2016 contest.