The next Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association Meeting is 11:30 AM on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at SPP Pumps. The meeting will begin at 11:30 and will take place over a buffet lunch. Deputy Commissioner of Insurance Jay Florence will be guest speaker.  The Vendor Spotlight for March will be Globe Fire Sprinklers. The meeting should end at 1:30.

SPP Pumps, Inc, 2905 Pacific Drive Norcross, GA 30071

Directions to SPP Pumps:
From I-285: Exit at Peachtree Industrial Blvd, go north (outside the perimeter) about 3.5 miles and turn right onto Jimmy Carter Blvd. Go 0.5 miles and turn left on Pacific Drive. SPP will be on the left.
From I-85: Exit at Jimmy Carter Blvd, go north-west for 2.0 miles and turn right onto Pacific Drive. SPP will be on the right.

Each chapter member company for 2018 is entitled to one complimentary lunch. Additional attendees and guests are encouraged at a cost $10 per person.

For reservations please email

NFPA 25 Seminars

The GFSA will sponsor two NFPA 25 Seminars at no cost to GFSA members paid for 2018.  GFSA Member Companies may send “up to” (2) Employees to each of these Seminars FREE of Charge – Yes … FREE.  Click Here for Registration.  These are 8 hour seminars with CPD certificates provided.  Maximum of 40 students per seminar.

It is important to remember that your 2018 GFSA Membership must be paid prior to registration.  You will be required to enter the date of payment during the registration process, so please obtain that information from your company records prior to beginning the registration process (please do not email or call the GFSA to verify if 2018 membership has been paid).  With maximum registration at 40, these classes should fill quickly.  It will be important to have your membership payment date information ready; otherwise, your registration will be rejected and class spots will not be able to be held for you.

Wednesday March 28th, 2018, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at George Lanier LAB @ The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia  31029

Wednesday, April 11th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2018 at SPP Pumps,  2905 Pacific Drive, Norcross, GA 30071

Students are encouraged to bring a copy of NFPA 25, 2014 edition.  Students are responsible for note taking devices, food and/or drink.

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NFPA 25 (2014 Ed.) Standard for the Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

This full-day seminar provides a comprehensive review of the 2014 edition of NFPA 25.  Upon completion, attendees will better understand the scope of the standard, identify the owner’s responsibilities, and describe requirements for record keeping.  Also addressed will be the liabilities associated with performing this work on a contracted basis.   We will highlight the more significant changes from the 2011 edition and address the ongoing (and sometimes incorrect) interpretations of how to apply the requirements of the standard.  Attendees will participate in in-depth discussion regarding the inspection and testing of wet and dry sprinkler systems, standpipe and hose systems, fire pumps, and the associated valves used in these systems.  In addition, internal investigations and obstruction issues will be covered. Attendees will leave the seminar with a greater understanding of how to apply the requirements for all water-based systems. If you are a contractor, inspector, building owner or manager, AHJ, or engineer this seminar is for you.

Instructor: Ray Vance
Ray Vance is the owner of “Fire Design Concepts, LLC”, a growing fire protection systems design,consulting, training & education company with clients in multiple states throughout the SE United States. He has more than 32 years of experience in the fire protection industry including design, layout, inspections, sales, training and education. He is the current Design Dept. Manager for Amber Fire Protection based in Lawrenceville, GA and holds Fire Sprinkler Contractor’s Licenses in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina & Tennessee. He is the immediate Past President of the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association (GFSA), sits on the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Advisory Council, and is an independent contract instructor for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), Fire Tech Productions & The Fire Sprinkler Academy.
Ray also previously sat on the board of the Florida Automatic Sprinkler Training (F.A.S.T.) curriculum committee, F.A.S.T. Advisory Board and the Fire Sprinkler System Design Certification committee at Seminole State College (S.S.C.), as well as held the position of Treasurer for F.A.S.T. He was also the senior instructor for the F.A.S.T. 4-year Fire Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship classes and the instructor for the Fire Sprinkler System Technologies 2-year Certificate Course at S.S.C. Ray currently holds a NICET-IV certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology-Automatic Sprinkler System Layout. He has been employed in the fire sprinkler industry since 1984, spanning all aspects of the fire protection industry and has extensive experience as a designer, instructor, and teacher in multiple states and with multiple organizations.

2018 Calendar Events:

March 13: General Meeting at SPP Pumps.  11:30 to 1:30.  Speaker Deputy Commissioner of Insurance Jay Florence. Vendor Spotlight: Globe Fire Sprinklers
March 13, 14: SFPE 14th Annual Fire Safety Conference
March 28: NFPA 25 Seminar at Georgia Lanier Training Lab in Forsyth. 8 Hours. Details to Follow.
April 10: Board Meeting at SPP Pumps.  12:00 to 2:30
April 11: NFPA 25 Seminar at SPP Pumps in Norcross. 8 Hours. Details to Follow.
May 8: General Meeting at SPP Pumps
May 10: Heroes First Foundation’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Outing
June: State Symposium in Forsyth
July 10: Board Meeting at SPP Pumps
August 7: General Meeting at SPP Pumps
September 11: Board Meeting at SPP Pumps
October: State Awards Banquet
October 9: General Meeting at SPP Pumps
November 5: 19th Annual Bob McCullough Golf Tournament at Hamilton Mill
December 11, 2018: Christmas Gathering at Hamilton Mill

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