WHO WE ARE
The Voice of the Fire Sprinkler Industry
For over a century, the National Fire Sprinkler Association has advocated to protect lives and property through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept. The NFSA accomplishes this through a variety of means, including:
- working closely with lawmakers on both state and local levels to advance the fire sprinkler concept;
- media appearances;
- live fire sprinkler demonstrations; and
- Model Code and Standard development.
The NFSA works closely with Common Voices,
the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, and several other organizations to advance its mission.
Our diverse teams of fire officials, engineers, attorneys, and tradespeople pulls from a myriad of different skills and experiences to effectively promote the fire sprinkler industry.
NFSA uses its resources to advocate on the federal, state and local levels for the acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept. Most recently, NFSA was instrumental in the inclusion of fire sprinklers in U.S. Tax Reform.
Working with local AHJs and contractors, NFSA works to enhance model codes related to fire sprinklers and their adoption, from fire sprinkler retrofit, to inspection, testing and maintenance.
The inclusive nature of our association gives members from all parts of the industry a voice while working with the president of NFSA to create goals and a national agenda.
NFSA offers a wide variety of both in-class and online training as well as a combination of the two with our new “Blended Learning.” This allows for customized classes to fit your needs.
Have a technical question? NFSA’s Expert of the Day (EOD) is on call to answer any questions you or your staff may have regarding codes and standards. Our Engineering team serves on many NFPA technical committees and is instrumental in code and standard development.
A nationwide team available to serve NFSA members enables us to be advocates around the country. Service to our members is paramount and directly tied to our mission.
This department supports the fire sprinkler industry by performing contract negotiations, assisting with contract administration and grievance issues, representation
on various pension, health and welfare, and employee benefits trust boards. Additionally the department supports the NFSA staff and serves as general council for the association.