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Cindy Howell is again the Administrative Manager for GAFSED. As most members know, Cindy works at Swift Fire Protection and has been an active part of GAFSED for many years. Please contact her should you have questions or need assistance for membership or training at 706-283-8459 or e-mail email@example.com .
Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office Announces 2014 License/Permit Renewal Deadline!
It is that time of the year again....time to renew! I had hoped that we would have the new online system in place for you all to renew online but sadly it is only ready for me to do the input! Hopefully, next time the egov for payments and the online renewal process will be working properly!
In the meantime, we will continue as we did last year and use the renewal form located at http://www.oci.ga.gov/FireMarshal/Renewal.aspx ; it has been revised just a little so please use this form and not the one from last year. The renewal instructions and form are located on the same webpage as last year: Renewal link from Fire Marshal Engineering home page.
Please read the renewal page and follow the instructions and I will make sure that you receive your license and or permit ASAP. You may start renewing now and the deadline is Nov. 1s and for sprinkler contractors the deadline is Dec. 1st. …. Don’t wait to renew start early!
If you have any question, please email me before you send your renewal; I will be happy to assist you.
Sherrie Clark Sr Exec Assistant to M. Dwayne Garriss Georgia State Fire Marshal 2 Martin Luther King Jr Dr 920 West Tower Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0418 (O) firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Carlisle Memorial Scholarship Program
GAFSED has partnered with Randy’s legacy in offering an educational scholarship program to owners, employees, and their children of GAFSED member companies. This scholarship will be awarded for the purpose of helping further their education beyond high school (applicants must be between the ages of 17 to 25).
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has completed 2013 revisions of the following Standards pertaining to our industry: NFPA10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers NFPA 17 Standard for Pre Engineered Dry Chemical Systems NFPA17A Standard for Pre Engineered Wet Chemical Systems
These Standards are available for purchase now in both traditional hard copy, and electronic versions at www.nfpa.org
NFPA96 Standard For Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, will be voted on at the NFPA Conference June 10-14 in Chicago, Il.
Carl Horst and Chris Hendrix will be in Chicago representing GAFSED during the discussion and voting on this standard.
GAFSED RAISES DONATION FOR GEORGIA FIREFIGHTERS BURN FOUNDATION
During the GAFSED Annual Conference we were able to raise over $2400.00 which was donated to the Georgia Fire Fighters Burn Foundation. The monies were raised through the 2nd Annual Randy Carlisle Memorial Golf Tournament and a 50/50 raffle.
The GFBF mission: Founded in 1982 by a group of DeKalb area firefighters, the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation's (GFBF) goal is to help burn survivors in their journey of recovery as well as to prevent others from experiencing the traumatic event of a burn injury.
Our mission is to partner with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.
The GAFSED Board would like to thank everyone who sponsored, donated or played in the golf tournament, also a big thanks to the committee headed up by Josh Bennett, Cliff Bennett, Jeff Hall for making this donation possible.
L-R GAFSED Golf Chair Josh Bennett, GFFBF representatives, Nick Ribal, Don Williams, Kyhrie Harris, GAFSED Bd. Member Cliff Bennett