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20 December 2017

WSAFM Winter Newsletter - December 2017

As the year winds down, the WSAFM Board Members are pleased to release the third newsletter to the membership.  As promised to you, the Board will keep the information relevant and a quick read with valuable information.  

Please find the third issue attached and if you have suggestions or would like to provide an article, please contact President Dave Kokot at dkokot@spokanefire.org.

30 August 2017

Bylaw Amendment Proprosal

To all WSAFM members;
 
Consistent with Article X of the by-laws of the Association, the Board of Directors announces these proposed amendments to the WSAFM By-Laws.  The attached document outlines the proposed changes, the reasons for the changes, and the Board’s recommendation to the membership.
 

11 April 2017

WSAFM Announces its Quarterly Newsletter….


Thanks to suggestions by the members of the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals, we are proud to be issuing the first quarterly email newsletter.  The purpose of this newsletter is to inform the members of the activities that the Board and other members are involved in as well as to provide education and resources to our members.    Why do we need a newsletter? 

Keep up to date with new information  
Receive notification of upcoming code hearings or changes  
Provide a regular notice to members of upcoming activities 

 What is WSAFM? The Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is an organization comprised of seven divisions working on: National Codes, State Codes, Legislative Issues, Professional Development, Communications, Fire Prevention Institute, and Fire Investigation.  Membership in the Washington State Association of Fire Marshals is open to individuals in four categories: Governmental, Associate, Educational and Retired. There are many benefits to membership for individuals in all categories.  

 
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Upcoming Events

Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems

As a life safety system, fire sprinkler systems need to remain operational following an earth-quake event. NFPA 13 has guidelines in place to seismically protect the piping system. The rules provide both flexibility and rigidity so that the system can move with the building struc-ture it is protecting against fire.
Learn when seismic protection is needed for a building. In addition, the components used to protect against earthquake motion and the necessary calculations will be reviewed.

Oct. 13, 2015
Vancouver Fire Department, Station 7

For more info and to register, log onto www.nfsa.org and click on “Seminar Calendar”

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