West Region: Area 11 (CA and HI)

The National Fire Sprinkler Association has two Chapters located in Northern and Southern California. The San Francisco Bay Area NFSA Chapter and the Los Angeles Area NFSA Chapter both work toward our mission “to protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept.” Our California Chapters not only provide access to local peers, but also to our nationwide peer network. As a member of a California NFSA Chapter, you have an opportunity to meet with other members of the California fire sprinkler industry to discuss new and innovative ways to improve and protect the industry as well as gaining new ideas to improving your company and protecting your market share.

Furthermore, as a California NFSA Chapter member, you may have the opportunity to meet local government officials and other industry stakeholders at our regularly scheduled meetings with your peers. This provides a great opportunity to provide feedback on local and statewide legislation, new technology and communication as well as to discuss new and exciting ways to promote and maintain the fire sprinkler industry. For information, contact Gary West, Director of Field Ops and Govt Relations. To contact Gary, email him at west@nfsa.org.

Area Director for the West Region

Peter Hulin,
President, Superior Automatic Sprinkler Company
308 Sango Court,
Milpitas, CA. 93035
Phone number:(408) 690-5526


President, San Francisco NFSA Bay Area Chapter

Dave Scherson,
Superior Automatic Fire Sprinkler Co.
308 Sango Court,
Milpitas, CA. 93035
Phone number: (408) 946-7242



President, Los Angeles Area NFSA Chapter

Randy Howell,
Kimble and Company
15182 Bolsa Chica St., Suite A
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone number: (714) 894-7310

Area 11 SAM Members

Regional News

Inspection Testing and Maintenance for Homeowners

A home fire occurs every 90 seconds. There are 363,000 fires in home structures each year which lead to about 2,720 civilian deaths in homes. Residential fire sprinklers are very effective when installed and properly maintained. Installation of these systems is imperative and often once a sprinkler system is installed into a home, its maintenance is equally important.  

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Navigating NFPA 25

Many know that NFPA 25 is the Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, but what many do not know is how to efficiently use the standard. Hopefully, by the end of this article, there will be a better understanding of the layout of the standard and how to use it more efficiently.

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Better Late Than Never

"I chose Jason Webb to write an article for the Member Takeover edition of the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance column of National Fire Sprinkler Magazine because of his vast knowledge of, and passion for, the fire protection industry. Jason has had various roles in the fire protection industry and now works for Potter Electric Signal. Potter continues to stay on the cutting edge of fire sprinkler technology and produces exceptional products. There is no doubt that his article will be very informative." –Vince Powers

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