Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors

The National Fire Sprinkler Association is lead by this group of individuals from the Sprinkler Industry, including fire sprinkler contractors, fire sprinkler manufacturers, and other professionals. They provide clear guidance and insight to allow NFSA to fulfill it’s mission.

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Contractors CouncilContractors Council

There shall be a Contractors Council composed of up to twelve (12) Council members elected from twelve (12) geographic areas designated by the Board of Directors.  A Sprinkler Contractor National in Scope member shall appoint an individual to serve as a Council member on the Contractors Council. There shall also be a "Director At Large" elected to the Contractors Council by Association sprinkler contractor members from throughout the country.

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Manufacturers CouncilManufacturers Council

There shall be a Sprinkler Manufacturers Council. Any firm or corporation approved for membership in the Corporation as a Sprinkler Manufacturer shall designate an individual to serve as a [Council member] on the Sprinkler Manufacturers Council.

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Supplier and Manufacturers CouncilSupplier and Manufacturers Council

The Suppliers And Manufacturers Council shall have purview over those affairs of the Corporation germane to the Suppliers And Manufacturers interests of the industry. This shall include, but not be limited to, product standards, installation standards, building codes, marketing statistics, fire records, legislation, public relations, and other such functions.

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Engineering & Standards CommitteeEngineering & Standards Committee
  • To promote and support the overall mission of NFSA and the purpose and objectives of model codes and standards development. 
  • To promote the development of codes and standards that are scientifically and technically sound, that encourage creativity and innovation in the development of new methods and technologies, and that set reasonable standards intended to minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. 
  • To promote standards with non-restrictive means and methods of compliance to encourage competitive commercial availability of the resources, materials and products required to be employed. Recommended changes to the standards should avoid proprietary requirements. 
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Executive and Finance CommitteeExecutive and Finance Committee

The Executive & Finance Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Directors between regularly scheduled meetings of the Board and provide overall support and guidance to the President for the operations and programs of the NFSA.

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Labor Relations Advisory CommitteeLabor Relations Advisory Committee

This committee shall be comprised of NFSA Contractor members who have assigned their bargaining rights to NFSA and operate in accordance with its operating policy as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee shall review and recommend policy on labor relations matters, IP funding, and NASI Fund Trustees.

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Nominating CommitteeNominating Committee

To nominate a slate of officers for Board action per the NFSA By-Laws. 

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Marketing & Outreach CommitteeMarketing & Outreach Committee

To study the development of the dwelling fire sprinkler market and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors.  The committee focuses efforts that guide the Association's priorities surrounding the residential market, and in recent years examples include NFSA's "What Used To Be" commercial, Satellite Media Tours, Side-by-Side burn demonstrations, and participation in the National Association of Homebuilders International Builders Show. The group also monitors development in the lightweight construction area, is engaged with legislation on the local, state and federal level, and is also keenly aware of the impacts facing the residential construction industry.

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Quality Assurance CommitteeQuality Assurance Committee

To study industry quality control issues and make recommendations with regard to strategies for quality assurance, loss control, and safety 

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Inspection Testing and Maintenance CommitteeInspection Testing and Maintenance Committee

To study the development of the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) fire sprinkler market and make appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors. 

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Seminar and Exhibition CommitteeSeminar and Exhibition Committee

To assist in the site selection for seminars, exhibitions, and meetings, and to review program material/content for seminar programs. 

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Audit CommitteeAudit Committee

The Audit Committee shall meet at least annually with the outside Auditor of the Association who will conduct an annual financial audit and shall report to the Board of Directors on its meeting(s), including the results of any other audit(s).  The Audit Committee shall annually recommend the outside Auditor for the Association. 

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Awards CommitteeAwards Committee

To select the recipient of the Golden Sprinkler and other awards and approve Hall of Fame selections. 

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Membership CommitteeMembership Committee

To recommend such programs and practices as to enhance the value of the NFSA membership and to promote membership growth.

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Future Leadership CommitteeFuture Leadership Committee
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Building CommitteeBuilding Committee

To manage existing facilities, owned and leased, as well as envision and execute future facilities as prepared and approved by the Board of Directors 

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Training and Education CommitteeTraining and Education Committee

The Training and Education Committee meets to establish the needs and strategy of the fire sprinkler industry for continuing education, career pathways, and workforce development. The committee makeup has members and liaisons from the Fire Sprinkler Institute, Manufacturers Council, Suppliers and Manufacturers (SAM) council, the Engineering and Standards (E&S) committee, the Future Leaders (FLC) committee, and the ITM committee as well as other member interested parties. 

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Fire Sprinkler Institute Organizing CommitteeFire Sprinkler Institute Organizing Committee

To establish the NFSA Fire Sprinkler Institute.  The Organizing Committee is tasked with establish:

  • Mission Statement
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Incorporate the nonprofit
  • File for federal and state tax-exempt status
  • Bylaws
  • Operating Policy
  • Executive Summary
  • Operational Plan for 2024
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