Our featured portables trainer for 2013 is Bruce Carter with North American Fire Sales in Cincinnati, Oh. Last year GAFSED portables training focused on the “nuts & bolts” of the state adopted NFPA10 giving you the knowledge base to do your job. This year Bruce is going to build on that, focusing on taking your knowledge and applying it to provide your customer with the best fire protection in a professional manner. Bruce’s “FIRE IT UP” program will give you the skills and successful strategies to turn you into High performance Fire Equipment Professional.
See why over 100 fire and life safety companies each year across North American benefit from the outstanding sales and service skills taught in FIRE IT UP!
REGISTRATION For July Classes opens June 10th
GAFSED 3st. Quarter 2013 Board meeting Wednesday July 17,2013 9AM. Georgia Public Fire Safety Center 1000 Indian Springs Road, Forsyth, GA. 31029
2013 MEMBERSHIP DUES REMINDER
2012 has come and gone…The Board would like to remind you that 2013 dues deadline is Janu-ary 31st. Dues that were not postmarked by this date will be increased $25.00 to $200.00. If you have not already renewed, do it today!
7 REASONS TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP Newsletter (stay informed) SAVE with member rates on training Company listing on GAFSED.com Access to “Members Only Section” on website Member rates to the GAFSED Annual Conference Industry Trade Show A “Vote and Voice” on industry issues in GA.
New NFPA Standards Available
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.
STATE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES MEET AT NAFED CONFERENCE
L-R ; NAFED Past President, Clayton Norred, GAFSED Bd. Member, Scott Lewis, GAFSED Member Carl Horst, NAFED President Key May, GAFSED President Daniel Laughlin
Back in March of 2011 a group of Industry, NAFED and State Association leaders met in Las Colinas, TX to start a industry dialog promoting networking, idea sharing and information dissemination.
Last month the group met again in Las Vegas before the NAFED Sectional Conference. Representing GAFSED was Scott Lewis, Carl Horst and GAFESD President Daniel Lauglhlin. New to the meeting were representatives wishing to form associations in Arizona and Alaska. The group of about 20 discussed issues in their states, as well as working with NAFED to market the value of both a state and national association membership. The group met for 4 hours and will continue discussions and hot topics at the Florida Fire Equipment Distributors June meeting in Orlando, FL.
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
GAFSED MEMBER LEGISLATION RED ALERT!!!
MANDATED electronic monitoring of portable fire extinguishers proposed as an amended change to Georgia Fire Codes!
The Georgia Association of Fire Safety Equipment Dealers (GAFSED) Board asks for your comments and participation in helping to defeat the proposed change MANDATING the use of electronically monitored fire extinguishers. Please take a moment to read and review the linked document and respond TODAY! This change we feel is not better fire protection for the citizens of Georgia and would dramatically affect our membership. Click here to learn more
Your 2013 GAFSED Board Of Directors
(L to R) Past President Jeff Hall, Secretary Arnold Harner, Chris Hendrix, Johnny Crawley, Administrator Dawn Boden, President Daniel Laughlin, Treasurer Lanny English, Vice President Frank Middleton, Scott Lewis