American Fire Sprinkler Association Releases Its Schedule for Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School

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The American Fire Sprinkler Association scheduled seven 2019 sessions for January 14-25, February 25-March 8, April 22-May 3, June 3-14, August 19-30, October 7-18, and November 11–22. The Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School teaches important elements of system layout according to Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13). The attendees will be provided with tools to accelerate comprehension of plans and determine proper and economical planning of fire sprinkler system layout and installation methods.

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AFSA Announces Schedule for 2019 Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School

Seven training sessions expected to sell out quickly

DALLAS, TX - The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) announces the 2019 schedule for its popular Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School. Seven 2019 sessions have been scheduled for January 14 - 25, February 25 - March 8, April 22 - May 3, June 3 - 14, August 19 - 30, October 7 - 18, and November 11 - 22.

Taught by AFSA's expert technical staff, AFSA's Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School teaches the essential elements of system layout in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. It is designed to train a beginner to be productive immediately upon returning to work. This class is designed for those with no experience, or those who need assistance with design. The school, held at AFSA's training center in Dallas, presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings. Students receive two full weeks of instruction: 60 percent is study and review of NFPA 13 (2016 edition) and 40 percent is preparation of fire sprinkler system layout, shop drawings and hydraulic calculations. Students learn by actually planning and drawing sprinkler systems while studying and applying NFPA 13 (2016 edition).

Attendees are given the tools to accelerate the comprehension of plans and various types of building construction for proper sprinkler spacing applications; determine the proper and economical planning of fire sprinkler system layout and installation methods; know the importance of sprinkler specifications, types of pipe, hangers, fittings, flow tests, etc.; learn to develop shop drawings from start to finish; learn to coordinate with other trades such as plumbing, mechanical, structural and electrical; perform manual hydraulic calculations, preparing the student for an easier decision-making process when using a computer to perform hydraulics; and prepare shop drawings in class for projects with different applications.

Registration is $2,700 for non-members and $1,500 for AFSA members. Classes are kept small and enrollment is open exclusively to AFSA contractor members until six weeks prior to each school. Early registration is highly encouraged. Register online at For additional details, contact Maricarmen Martinez or call (214) 349-5965 ext. 132.

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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