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

The Basics of NFPA 25 Record Keeping

Most fire sprinkler contractors will retain fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance reports (ITM), but what does NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, require? 

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Chapter 6 Standpipe and Hose Systems. NFPA 25 ITM series

Standpipe systems are just as important as any other fire protection systems in a building. They are not only important for firefighters, but they are also imperative for firefighters to be able to safely ensure occupants are out of the building, and for extinguishing a fire. In many cases the standpipe systems are overlooked as an integral part of fire protection. For them to be fully operational, they must be properly maintained in accordance with Chapter 6 of NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

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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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