On Tuesday June 6, 2017, the AFSA Virginia Chapter held a Board meeting and Regular meeting at the by Marriott at Center City in Newport News, Virginia.
The Virginia Chapter normally meets in Richmond, but every other year holds one meeting in Newport News for the members who are in the Tidewater Virginia.
The Chapter had 37 attendees for the Regular meeting.
Normal Chapter news and Virginia Chapter Committees all reported on Chapter issues.bogris01
George Bogris of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP gave an update on the CPVC issues going on in the Industry and gave a general review of current types of Legal issues that Sprinkler Contractors are encountering. bogris02George Bogris talked about the need for proper documentation and record keeping to protect your Company.
Dave English of Potter Signal Company gave a 15-minute product update on its Nitrogen Generator products.nitro

On Tuesday May 16, 2017, the AFSA Virginia Chapter held a recruitment Mixer at the Smartmouth Brewing Company in Norfolk Virginia.

The Chapter had 37 attendees for this Mixer.

There were representatives from two Companies who were potential new National AFSA members and there were representatives from five Companies who were potential new Virginia Chapter members.

Most of the Virginia Chapter Board and Officers were present to welcome guests and to explain any questions about AFSA.members

We were pleased to have the National AFSA Chairman of the Board, Mike Meehan of VSC Fire & Security, and a second National AFSA Board member, Jack Medovich of FLSA, attend this Mixer.

korenthalWe were pleased and honored to have Kevin Korenthal, National AFSA Manager of Chapter Relations, attend this event in support of the Virginia AFSA Chapter.

The AFSA Virginia Chapter set up a Registration desk with all kinds of national AFSA and Virginia Chapter information for the guests along with various AFSA giveaways.

The Smartmouth Brewery was closed for the AFSA Virginia Chapter private event.

The Mixer was held between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM and the attendees enjoyed the wide selection of Craft Beers from Smartmouth Brewing Company and fresh Pizzas and Cookies from the nearby “The Bakehouse at Chelsea”.mems

All attendees had a great time socializing with their peers and enjoying the Craft beer, Pizza and Cookies.

The AFSA Virginia Chapter would like to thank our guests and members for their attendance and National AFSA for their support.

Please join the AFSA Virginia chapter on October 3, 2017 for the AFSA/Burn Survivors Foundation Trade Show and then on October 4, 2017 the 24th Annual Burn Survivors Golf Tournament.

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
BILL JONES
FIRE PRO INC.
9625 PEPPERTREE DRIVE
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23238
PHONE--804-965-0484
FAX--804-965-0861
CELL PHONE--804-467-3559
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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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COMMUNITY PROJECTS
WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON EACH PROJECT

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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Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award Presentation
Virginia State Fire Marshal – ED ALTIZER

The fire sprinkler industry is often frustrated at the negative publicity fire sprinklers get – primarily because of myths and misunderstanding perpetuated by the media.
In 1998, the American Fire Sprinkler Association created the "Fire Sprinklers Save Lives" Award to recognize individuals outside the fire sprinkler industry who help dispel those myths about fire sprinklers and help advance the use of this life-saving technology.  Ed Altizer, Virginia State Fire Marshal, is a very deserving recipient of that award.
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Ed Altizer has served as Virginia State Fire Marshal since 1995.  He began his tenure with the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 1974, where he spent 19 years in the Southwest Virginia field office as an inspector, engineer and regional manager working with both the state fire prevention codes and the fire protection and prevention aspects of the state building codes.  He has for many years been an outspoken proponent of saving lives through increased use of fire sprinklers.  He was instrumental in getting fire sprinklers installed in numerous buildings at Virginia Tech along with other locations, and he has been shown strong leadership and support in the effort to protect people in their homes through stronger residential fire protection requirements.

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