American Fire Sprinkler Association Introduces Patriot Chapter

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American Fire Sprinkler Association new Patriot Chapter in New England area. This chapter allows the members in the areas to access technical and legislative information and networking opportunities. Following are the serving member of the new chapter Chad Dubuc , Paul DeLorie, Jack Viola, Bill Wian, Adam Belanger and Wendy Callahan. The team members focus on bringing information, education, new products, and networking activities to its membership.

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American Fire Sprinkler Association Announces Patriot Chapter

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island Members Unite

DALLAS - Adding strength to numbers, the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), the nation's leading fire sprinkler industry group, is pleased to announce the recent rebrand of its Yankee chapter, which will now be known as the Patriot chapter in the New England area.

"I am proud to reintroduce the Patriot chapter into the AFSA family," says AFSA Director of Member Services Bradley Elliott. "We look forward to how this chapter will help members in their area access important technical and legislative information as well as open the door for great networking opportunities on a local level."

Serving the chapter as officers will be: Chairman Chad Dubuc, Rustic Fire Protection, Norton, Massachusetts; Treasurer Paul DeLorie, Hampshire Fire Protection, Londonderry, New Hampshire; Director Jack Viola, JFV Engineering, LLC, South Hadley, Massachusetts; Secretary Bill Wian, Viking SupplyNet; Membership Adam Belanger, Rustic Fire Protection, Norton, Massachusetts; and Executive Director Wendy Callahan, AFSA Patriot Chapter.

"The Patriot Chapter's leadership team is ready and able to bring information, education, new products, and networking activities to its membership.  We are excited about bringing quality programs that enhance success and profitability," said Chapter Director Jack Viola, PE. He continues, "the AFSA Patriot Chapter is gearing up to provide what's needed to help the merit shop sprinkler contractor.  We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting!"

Representing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, the chapter's dedicated to the education and exchange of information that improves fire sprinkler awareness and safety. Their goal is to save lives by promoting educational opportunities as well as by collaborating with local agencies and organizations involved in fire safety. Learn more about the AFSA Patriot chapter by visiting

AFSA is a non-profit association representing fire sprinkler contractors. The association is dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide the merit shop fire sprinkler contractor with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence. Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and authorities having jurisdiction. Currently, AFSA represents companies and individuals across the United States and throughout the world. To find your local AFSA chapter or to learn more, visit

About AFSA

Established in 1981, the American Fire Sprinkler Association is an international association representing fire sprinkler contractors. AFSA is dedicated to the educational and professional advancement of the automatic fire sprinkler industry. Visit


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