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A Guide to the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA)


By ProMatcher Staff



The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) is a professional association that represents the interests of the fire sprinkler industry. It was originally founded in November 1905 as the National Automatic Sprinkler Contractors Association.

Mission Statement:

The NFSA's mission statement is, "To protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept".

What does the NFSA do?

The NFSA:

- Provides technical training and educational programs
- Publishes technical guides and other informational resources
- Advocates for the fire sprinkler industry on Capitol Hill
- Holds local events and chapter meetings
- Sponsors an annual seminar and conference

Membership Benefits

Members at all levels must pay dues and agree to uphold the NFSA’s strict code of ethics. Some membership benefits include technical assistance, discounts on training programs, networking opportunities, access to job leads, and complimentary subscriptions to NFSA publications.

Types of Memberships

The NFSA offers five types of memberships: Contractor, Supplier & Manufacturer, Professional, Subscriber, and International memberships.

1. Contractor memberships are open to companies who specialize in fire sprinkler installation, repair, testing or inspections.

2. The Supplier & Manufacturer membership is offered to companies who sell, distribute, and/or manufactures products and services that are used to build and maintain fire sprinkler systems.

3. Professional memberships are offered to engineers, architects, designers, and other professionals with some relation to the construction or fire sprinkler industry.

4. Subscriber memberships are intended for fire services professionals, government officials, risk management experts, code officials, and other relevant stakeholders.

5. International memberships are available to interested individuals or companies located outside of the United States. These memberships are managed by the International Fire Sprinkler Association, an offshoot of the NFSA.

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