What is FSSA?

The Fire Suppression Systems Association, is a not-for-profit trade association, drawing members internationally. FSSA is a unique blend of designer/installers, manufacturers and suppliers working together to share ideas and strategies for the benefit of the fire suppression systems industry. FSSA members are dedicated to the highest level of safety, reliability and effectiveness of special hazards fire suppression.


What is the value of FSSA membership?

Since the founding of the FSSA over twenty-five years ago, people ask about the value of an FSSA membership. Often membership is discussed in intangible terms; increase your knowledge, interact with your peers and give feedback to your suppliers.

The truth is that FSSA delivers real value. The dollars change regularly and the “intangibles” of membership often have a multiplying effect. For any business leader a return of $8,275 on your annual investment is a great payback. The “true value” of FSSA membership goes well beyond the dues to make your business a leader in the field of special hazards fire suppression.





FSSA technical bulletins


Technical Director consults & advice


NFPA technical committee representation


Annual Meeting networking


Business mentoring


Legal Advisories


Company credibility & image


Technical seminars

Increased product knowledge


Company publicity & exposure


Technical publications




Why Should Your Company Be A Member?

  • Recognition of company’s commitment to the fire suppression industry
  • Opportunity to interact and network with your peers
  • Keep abreast of issues in our industry
  • Improve your company’s bottom line with ideas and strategies from FSSA’s Annual Meeting and communications
  • Locate fire protection colleagues and industry suppliers through FSSA’s online directory

In addition, for suppliers ...

  • Build credibility, gain recognition and establish relationships in the competitive fire protection industry

  • Reach the core fire suppression installers throughout North America


Membership Categories

Designer-Installer: A designer-installer member is a firm or corporation which on a regular basis designs, installs, maintains or repairs fire systems but does not manufacture fire systems.

Manufacturer/Supplier: Is a firm or corporation which designs, manufactures and sells fire systems but does not, on a regular basis, install, maintain, or repair fire systems. FSSA Supplier Members shall be any firm or corporation which is a supplier of components or agents to fire systems manufacturers who qualify for membership but do not produce fire systems in the finished form as their primary business and has regularly engaged in business as a Supplier for a period of at least one year.

Associate/End-User: Is a person who is recognized by the Board of Directors as a supplier of services to the fire systems industry, an end user of fire systems or an authority having jurisdiction.


Ready To Join?

Click here to apply for membership into FSSA.

Applications for membership are reviewed by the Board of Directors for approval.


Want More Information?

Contact FSSA Headquarters with any questions you may have on joining.