Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA)
The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is a not-for-profit trade association, drawing members internationally. FSSA is a unique blend of designer/installers, manufacturers and suppliers working together to share ideas and strategies for the benefit of the fire suppression systems industry. FSSA members are dedicated to the highest level of safety, reliability and effectiveness of special hazards fire suppression.
The mission of FSSA is to promote the use of, and be the leading recognized authority on, special hazard fire protection systems; employing existing and new technologies to safeguard people, high-value assets and the environment.
Certified Fire Safety Company, Monitoring and Firefighting Equipment Supplier
National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) was established in 1963 with the mission of continuously improving the economic environment, business performance, and technical competence in the fire protection industry.
The association operates with the mission and the principal objective of gathering and disseminating information and ideas that will improve the world's fire protection and increase the fire protection industry's competence.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Providing universally recognized certification for all individuals in engineering technology and related disciplines is NICET's vision.
Their mission is to provide an independent evaluation of technical knowledge and exper- ience, through certification, among those working in the fields of engineering technology; define and support career paths for engi- neering technologists and related disciplines; and ensure recognition and continued professional devel- opment of certified individuals.
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
The Office of State Fire Marshal is a statutory office established in 1904 with the State Fire Marshal being appointed by the governor. The office is charged with the responsibility of protecting the life and property of the citizens of this state from fire explosion and related hazards through the enforcement of legislative mandates and administrative rules or directives by:
Reviewing construction plans to ensure compliance with the state’s adopted fire safety, life safety, handicapped accessibility requirements and the state’s energy code.
Inspecting new and existing structures to ensure compliance with the state’s adopted fire safety, life safety, handicapped accessibility requirements and the state’s energy code.
Investigating suspicious fires in order to suppress arson.
Analyzing fire reports and statistics to determine the extent of the state’s fire problems and educating the public about the need to be fire safe.
American Fire Sprinkler Association
AFSA acts as a liaison with other national associations involved in fire safety. Working together with government agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Fire Protection Association, the Residential Fire Safety Institute, and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, AFSA helps to create an awareness on the dangers of fire.
AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide the merit shop fire sprinkler contractor with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence. Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Currently, AFSA represents companies and individuals in the United States and throughout the world.
AFSA believes that the installation of fire sprinklers could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars lost to fire each year. Increasingly, public officials are realizing this.
Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association, Chapter
he Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association is the voice of the merit shop automatic fire sprinkler contractor. In support of the merit shop objective, the LFSA promotes the development of educational and training programs to maintain the quality and effectiveness of automatic fire sprinklers in protecting lives and property, and provides programs to enhance ethical business practices. We work in cooperation and partnership with statewide AHJ's and support their children's educational activities to reinforce fire safety in homes, workplaces and schools.