The National Fire Sprinkler Association has two Chapters located in Area 12. The Puget Sound NFSA Chapter and the Columbia-Willamette NFSA Chapter both work toward our mission “to protect lives and property from fire through the widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept.” Our Chapters not only provide access to local peers, but also to our nationwide peer network. As a member of a NFSA Chapter, you have an opportunity to meet with other members of the local 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 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.
After more than 20 years in the fire service, Lani Hill has seen a lot of job candidates come through the door. Like other organizations, the fire service wants to attract a workforce that reflects the communities they serve. Obstacles such as lack of outreach and training opportunities can hinder those efforts.Read More
Most people agree that in-class trainings are the gold standard in adult education, particularly on topics that generate a great deal of discussion. But what do you do when local laws and company policy prohibit you from gathering your staff together?Read More
It’s always exciting to see the ground floor of a new initiative. When Rob Hash, president and co-owner of Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company, put me in touch with Debbie Steinhauer about a year ago, I caught a glimpse of an exciting beginning. Ms. Steinhauer had a vision to create an organization that supports the Seattle Fire Department in their mission to keep the city’s residents safe—a mission that has only grown increasingly complicated.Read More