On Tuesday November 14, 2017, the AFSA Virginia Chapter held it last 2017 meeting and Holiday Social at O’Tooles Restaurant & Pub in Richmond Virginia.meet
The Virginia Chapter held a Virginia Chapter Board meeting from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, a regular Virginia Chapter meeting from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and then a Holiday Social from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

hollisThe Chapter meeting had Chip Hollis from NICET as its main presenter with and update on all NICET Fire Sprinkler Certification Programs.

The vendor presentation for our meeting was given by Woody Witzak of Victaulic.

There were 40 members in attendance and they enjoyed drinks, good food and great Holiday socialization.medovich

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
HOOPER LOSCOMB
EAGLE FIRE
7459 WHITE PINE ROAD
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23237
PHONE--804-743-2500
FAX--804-743-2504
CELL--804-461-1339
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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
BOB BECKWITH
UNITED SPRINKLER
80 POTOMAC CREEK DRIVE
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA 22405
PHONE--540-659-4675
FAX--540-659-7575
CELL--540-379-3726
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
JIM EDMUNDS
FIRE & SECURITY
1343-A KINGS ACRES ROAD
ASHLAND, VIRGINIA 23005
PHONE--804-459-2200
CELL--804-283-3571
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APPRENTICESHIP & EDUCATION COMMMITTEE
GRIFF BRINKLEY
FIRE TECH SERVICES, INC.
820 GREENBRIAR CIRCLE SUITE 8
CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA 23320
PHONE--757-523-7330
CELL--757-647-2477
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PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
CARI SIMMONS
ATLANTIC CONSTRUCTORS
1401 BATTERY BROOKE PARKWAY
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23237
PHONE--804-523-8882
FAX--804-222-6328
CELL PHONE--804-233-4819
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GOLF COMMITTEE
JACK MEDOVICH
FIRE & LIFE SAFETY AMERICA
7526 CONNELLEY DRIVE SUITE L
HANOVER, MARYLAND 21076
PHONE--410-787-3661
FAX--410-787-2271
CELL--410-984-4787
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TRADE SHOW COMMITTEE-2017
CRAIG SMITH
FERGUSON FIRE & FABRICATION INC.
8438 OLD RICHFOOD ROAD
MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA  23116
PHONE--804-730-9115
FAX--804-730-9269
CELL--804-263-1889
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NEXTGEN COMMITTEE--2017
JOSH SHAPIRO
RELIABLE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER
8384 Terminal Road, Suite C
Lorton, VA 22079
877-883-8831
202-213-2432
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SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
HOOPER LOSCOMB
EAGLE FIRE
7459 WHITE PINE ROAD
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23237
PHONE--804-743-2500
FAX--804-743-2504
CELL--804-461-1339
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COMMUNITY PROJECTS-2018
BOB BECKWITH
UNITED SPRINKLER
80 POTOMAC CREEK DRIVE
FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA 22405
PHONE--540-659-4675
FAX--540-659-7575
CELL--540-379-3726
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museumOn Tuesday April 19, 2016 the AFSA Virginia Chapter held a Recruitment and Social Mixer at the Marine Corps Museum at Triangle, Virginia.

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.



 

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swearing in ceremonyDuring the AFSA Virginia Chapter NFPA #13 Seminar the entire staff of the Virginia State Fire Marshals Office were re-sworn in. Here is a group photo taken at that swearing in ceremony.

AFSA VA Board
Left to right: Bob Beckwith, Jack Medovich, Griff Brinkley, Craig Smith, Jim Edmunds, Lanny Gault, Hooper Loscomb

AFSA Virginia Chapter


Activities of the Virginia Chapter
Five meetings a year
February 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
June 5, 2018 in Fredericksburg, Virginia
October 16, 2018
November 13, 2018—Holiday Mixer
Recruitment
Hold an information mixer each year to explain AFSA to prospective members.
Trade Show
We hold a Trade Show every other year with the next show in 2019.
Charity work
Burn Survivors Foundation supporting the Central Virginia Burn Camp and the Old Dominion Firefighters Burn Foundation to be held on October 17, 2018 at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia
Annual Golf Tournament—24 years—raised $892,400.00
Community projects
One being planned in 2018 in Fredericksburg Virginia for Hope House.
Education of Industry
Weekly e-mail communication to all members
Program at each meeting
Vendor presentation at each meeting
Seminars
Hold Annual Full Day Seminars for Training and NICET re-certification points
Next March 2018
Hold Bi-annual free ½ day Seminar for Training and NICET re-certification points, with the next free Seminar being in 2019.
Work with the State Fire Marshalls office on Sprinkler issues
Work with the Virginia Board for Contractors on licensing issues for Sprinkler Contractors   
Work with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development on Building Code issues
Work with local Fire Departments on Side by Side Burns
Promote the Fire Sprinkler Industry and the expansion of Residential Sprinklers
Assist our Sprinkler Contractor issues in using National AFSA services and on local issue they may have on various Industry issues

Please follow this link to join AFSA VA Chapter now.

At the February 9, 2016 AFSA Meeting the Virginia Chapter  awarded Mike Meehan a plaque thanking him for his service to the Virginia Chapter, serving the last six years as President and a Director.

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Mike Meehan has diligently supported AFSA, the Sprinkler Industry and the AFSA Virginia Chapter and we wanted to recognize him for this service.

Marty GilesLadies and Gentlemen,

Here is the information on the Services for Marty Giles. The AFSA Virginia Chapter will send flowers from our Association members. Please keep Marty’s family, employees and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
George Wagner

Richmond Times Obituary 

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