DALLAS – The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is now accepting nominations for the following awards for the 2018 year: the Henry S. Parmelee award, the Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award, and the Young Professional of the Year award. The awards will be presented during AFSA37: Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in Washington, D.C. and the recipients will be featured in Sprinkler Age magazine.
The Henry S. Parmelee award is AFSA’s highest honor. Instituted in 1983 and given annually in recognition of an outstanding individual who has dedicated himself or herself to the professional advancement of the fire sprinkler industry and to the goal of fire safety through automatic sprinklers. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2018.
The Fire Sprinkler Advocate of the Year award was created to honor individuals not directly involved in the fire sprinkler industry whose efforts have had a national impact in advancing the fire protection industry and automatic fire sprinklers. The deadline for nominations for this award is March 31, 2018.
Lastly, the Young Professional of the Year award was designed to honor the contributions of promising fire protection specialists and serves to: reaffirm the growing importance of fire sprinkler knowledge in the world of business and construction management among the next generation of industry leaders, promote the emergence of young, talented professionals in the field of fire protection; and inspire fire protection companies and the fire protection community to invest in the development and excellence of the profession. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2018.
Nominations can be submitted by AFSA members in a number of different ways. Nominees do not need to be a member of AFSA to be eligible. Nominations can be submitted to AFSA via fax at (214) 343-8898, emailed to AFSA President Frank Mortl III, CAE at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
Attn: Award Nominations
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75251
A letter stating which award the nomination is for, the nominee’s name and contact information, and a brief statement of why he or she is deserving is all that is required.
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 firesprinkler.org.
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