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

How important is maintaining a fire sprinkler system?

Many say they understand how important it is to conduct proper inspections, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on our fire protection systems, but do they really understand? Many do not find out the true importance of proper ITM of a fire protection system until it is too late.   Take NASA for instance.

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Where it all begins-Chapter 5 of NFPA 25

This is one of the most used chapters in the standard as it covers inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of components for all water-based fire protection systems and is appropriately named “Sprinkler Systems.” In this chapter we will find the requirements for sprinklers, sprinkler pipe, hangers, and many other components. It also tells us where we can find information about components found in other chapters.

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Tis the season for calibration

One of the most important components of testing fire pumps is the testing equipment – specifically the calibrated gauges.  Too often, once pump testing season is over, the gauges are forgotten until June when they are needed again, but it is too late.

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