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2016 GAFSED Annual Meeting and Trade Show
March 17th -19th, 2016

The Georgia Association of Fire Safety Equipment Dealers, Inc. is pleased to invite your company to participate in the 2016 GAFSED Annual Conference and Trade Show being held on March 17th – 19th, 2016 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, Georgia
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2016 E.E.C. (Credit Hours) Training Registration
March 17th -19th, 2016 at
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention
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GAFSED is now an I.C.C Preferred Education Provider
GAFSED is now an I.C.C Preferred Education Provider

NEW 2016 Training Schedule

Portable Extinguisher Training (FEP)
Featuring: Arnold Harner, H&R Fire Protection.
March 19, 2016 (Saturday)
Location: Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Cobb Galleria, Marietta, GA.
June, 23 2016 (Thursday)
Location: Georgia public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Forsyth, GA.
October 14th, 2016 (Friday)
Location: Marriott Macon City Center, Macon GA.
Pre-Engineered Kitchen Systems Training (PEK)
Featuring: Michael Laderoute, Globe Technologies.
March, 18th 2016 (Friday)  
Location: Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Cobb Galleria, Marietta, GA.  
June 22, 2016 (Wednesday)
Location: Georgia public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Forsyth, GA.
March 17, 2016
Essential Fire Extinguisher - Knowledge for AHJ's
Speaker: J.R. Nerat (4 hr. Class)

Well it’s not quite that easy. But it can be if you have a son or daughter about to enter (or) is already in college. Maybe you or your spouse want to return to school to finish up your degree. GAFSED wants to help, but the clock is ticking! There are only a little more than 4 weeks left to submit your application and essay. Visit our “Scholarship” page and check out the history of the scholarship program and download the application.
Fill out everything completely and return it to the GAFSED office.

The winner will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship and two other finalists will receive a $250.00 scholarship each!
Remember the deadline is December 31, 2015 so get with it and maybe get some money!!

Arnold Harner, Chairman GAFSED Scholarship Committee.

Thanks to these associate members and organizations for their support to GAFSED

Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundatio
Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation

GAFSED Presents Plaque of Appreciation to Sherrie Clark

Daniel Laughlin and Cliff Bennett attended Sherrie Clark’s retirement ceremony to express our thanks for her tireless work she has done for the fire safety industry.
Sherrie Clark
In sincere appreciation for your hard work and dedication to our industry, companies, and the people of GAFSED
You have made our industry and the state of Georgia a better place to live and work.

September 1, 2015

The Plaque Reads…

Sherrie Clark  In sincere appreciation for your hard work and dedication to our industry.
Left to Right: Daniel Laughlin, Sherrie Clark, Cliff Bennett
GAFSED Donates to the Georgia firefighters burn foundation
Left to Right: Cliff Bennett, Scott Lewis, Coy Clark, Frank Middleton, Emile Delegram, Johnny Crawley, Merrill Franklin, Geoff Zimbleman, Dwayne Garriss

Presentation of check from GAFSED to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation in Augusta

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 
In March of this year in beautiful Savannah GAFSED awarded it’s second annual Randy Carlisle Memorial College Scholarship to Miss Anna Jones of Macon Georgia. This 1,000.00 scholarship is going to help Anna earn her degree at Mercer University. Anna’s father and mother, Jim and Barbara Jones were present on Friday night to receive this award for her. I’m sure Randy would have been proud of this association for not only playing a key role in the leadership of our industry, but also acknowledging the individuals that make GAFSED great.

For a third year now GAFSED has decided to partner with Randy’s legacy in offering an educational scholarship to the owners, employees, their children and grandchildren to be used to help further their education past high school. 2016 will bring an even larger first place award with two additional finalists receiving awards too. We at GAFSED are excited about this opportunity to “Give Back” to those who have made this association the leader in our industry that it is today.
L-R Jim Jones,Barbara Jones, Johnny Crawley GAFSED President
This scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving high school senior or college student who has ties to GAFSED and to our industry here in Georgia.

Details on the GAFSED / Randy Carlisle Memorial Scholarship can be found by Clicking Here.

Special thanks to:
Scott Lewis
Daniel Laughlin
Arnold Harner: Scholarship Chairman

Merrill Franklin represented GAFSED at the groundbreaking of the George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory Groundbreaking Ceremony. The groundbreaking ceremony of the George M. Lanier Fire Protection Laboratory was held on Monday, April 21, 2014. This facility will be 2,400 square feet of state-of-the-art firefighting training. Training programs, which will include fully functional fire protection equipment, will provide Georgia Fire Service students with the opportunity to view, touch, and operate real fire protection systems.


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has completed 2013 revisions of the following Standards pertaining to our industry:
  • NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers 2013
  • NFPA 17 Standard for Pre Engineered Dry Chemical Systems 2013
  • NFPA17A Standard for Pre Engineered Wet Chemical Systems 2013
  • NFPA 96 Standard For Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. 2014
These Standards are available for purchase now in both traditional hard copy, and electronic versions at


The GAFSED Board chose Bobby Agee with the Amerex Corporation, as the 2013 Associate Member of the Year. Bobby was very active in GAFSED in 2013 often traveling from his home in Virginia to attend a GAFSED Quarterly Board meeting ‘s and lend support to our association. The Board thanks Bobby and Amerex for their involvement and support in making 2013 a Successful year.
L-R GAFSED President Daniel Laughlin, State Fire Marshal, GAFSED Honorary Member Dwayne Garriss, Amerex VP Southeast Sales Bobby Agee, Amerex VP Special Hazards GAFSED Honorary Member Craig Voelkert.

How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher Training Video

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