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Stay Current with Online Training Through FSSA

The current landscape of the fire suppression industry seems to be changing rapidly with no sign of slowing down in the near future. With the rise of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), shifting guidelines for things like Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM), as well as new industries more closely adopting NFPA guidelines, it has become crucial to stay ahead of the curve in regards to education.

FSSA's Training Program is designed to make it simple and convenient to keep up to date on all-things fire protection at a reasonable cost. Custom courses are based on products, procedures, practices, and systems, and FSSA has teamed with MC LMS to offer training that adapts to your individual learning style. It is a collaborative model that offers:

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Why You Should Become a Member of FSSA

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is a non-profit trade association that consists of an international community of thought leaders from all corners of the fire suppression industry. Our members include designer/installers, manufacturers, consultants, academics, and suppliers working together to share ideas and strategies to help the greater good.

Joining us as a FSSA member has its benefits:

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The AIM Act & The Future of HFCs in Fire Protection

Written by: Bill Polits, Director, Sales and Strategy, A-Gas

The AIM Act is landmark legislation curbing the production and consumption of HFCs in the US. The AIM Act also puts a focus on economic growth through job creation and American global leadership in technology and global trade. Despite lots of talk about the AIM Act, many in the fire protection industry have questions. While this article will outline the background behind this legislation, detail how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will implement the AIM Act, describe the current situation for virgin HFCs in fire protection, and share what the future may hold for HFCs, the regulatory world is always evolving and changing. Thus, your company should always check with its own counsel to help with decision-making.

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The Adoption and Use of NFPA 855 in States and Local Communities

To: State and Local Building Officials, Fire Marshals, and other Local Authorities
From: The Fire Suppression Systems Association

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is a membership organization composed of manufacturers, installers, and professionals engaged in the application of fire suppression systems and other fire extinguishing technologies. The FSSA is very concerned with the severity of fires and explosions occurring in battery energy storage systems (BESS) using new battery technologies. Our members have collectively witnessed severe disruptions due to fires originating in these systems. 

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The Launch of the FSSA Blog

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is proud to announce the launch of our official blog.

The fast-growing membership and influence of our organization domestically and internationally has resulted in an urgent need for a place to make regular updates. Our hope is that the new FSSA blog will be a place to drive conversation and innovation while also serving to keep our audience at the forefront of the latest industry developments.

The FSSA blog will seek contributions from leading product developers, system engineers, policy makers, and others—all in an effort to be the premier source for all-things fire protection.

Please make sure to subscribe, bookmark, and share and check back regularly to stay in the loop. We encourage everyone to comment on posts and make requests for content that would benefit you in your particular field.

We are excited to interact with the fire protection industry in a new way and look forward to adding even more community-minded tools in the future.

Order the Newest FSSA Technical Guide

Order the Newest FSSA Technical Guide

The FSSA Design Guidelines for Total Flood Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems (CAD-01) is no longer available for pre order! FSSA now has the latest guide in stock and ready to ship. This guide provides appropriate guidelines when considering how to properly design a total flooding clean agent system that includes discussions on standards, customer requirements, experience, protected space evaluation, and more. Additionally, the guide address topics not normally covered in an engineering evaluation including system installation, commissioning, inspection, safety, and qualifications.

Includes discussions on the following:

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Announcing 2021-2022 FSSA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2021-2022 FSSA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients

This year, the FSSA Educational Foundation awarded eleven scholarships totaling $17,000 to students pursuing a degree within fire suppression.

The Foundation is pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations!

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