The FSSA Marketing Committee raced from the Annual Forum
and is off to a great start! They’ve been reviewing and
incorporating ideas from their strategic planning meeting in October
2013 and suggestions from attendees at the Annual Forum. Over thirty members volunteered to serve to help FSSA get
to the finish line and were divided amongst the sub committees listed
below. If you’d like to join one of the sub committees and
participate with FSSA, please let us know. The time commitment is
small and all meetings are held via conference call. We’d love to
have you help us promote, educate and grow FSSA! Please email Vince Mullhausen with questions or to
Marketing Sub Committees: Promote
Interaction with Other
Suppression System Technology
Evaluate FSSA Training
End User Perspective
Fires in Mission
Survey of Clean Agents
NEW SPRINKLER LICENSE BILL INTRODUCED IN KENTUCKY - HB 420 BLOCKED
FSSA is pleased to report that the Kentucky Legislature
adjourned on April 15, 2014 and HB 420 did not make it out of the House
Licensing and Occupations Committee. A public hearing was held on
this bill, which FSSA opposed (click
here for letter), and opponents at the hearing effectively blocked
passage. Special thank you to FSSA members, Koorsen Fire &
Security and Orr Protection Systems, who participated in the
hearing. Thanks also goes to George Keeley, FSSA legal counsel
who drafted the letter FSSA submitted.
Is this happening in your state? Let FSSA know and the Public
Policy Committee will assist you with support. Please remember to
keep us in the loop so these situations will be identified quickly and
can be attacked aggressively by FSSA and your fellow members.
This is yet another benefit of your membership with FSSA!
TO EXHIBIT AT NFPA BOOTH # 574
The FSSA will be exhibitng at this years NFPA Conference
& Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Stop by and visit us at booth #
574. Volunteers are welcome to help represent the FSSA.
Should you find yourself at the show this year and wanting to help in
the booth email Vince
Mullhausen at FSSA HQ.
The next Technical Committee meeting will take place at
O'Hare Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois from 8:00am - 3:30 pm. You will want
to fly into O'Hare airport= ORD. Guests are welcome. Click
here to RSVP as a guest. FSSA has secured a room rate of $189/per night +
applicable taxes at the Hilton. To make your reservations: By Phone:
It's that time of
year again for the yearly renewal process. Dues renewals were
sent out in April for the 2014-2015 calendar year. Thank you to
those who have already renewed for the upcoming year.
billing, payment, or maybe want to get a jump start on the
process? Please contact Jason
Dumm, Financial Coordinator at headquarters for assistance.
2015 FSSA ANNUAL FORUM
The 2015 Annual Forum will
be held next February 21 - 24 in Clearwater Beach, FL at the Sandpearl
More information coming
FSSA TRAINING PROGRAM
The FSSA Training program is
live! If you reserved a spot at the forum invoices were emailed
in May. For questions regarding the training program or to reserve
your space, please contact Vince
Mullhausen at FSSA HQ.
FSSA, the FIRE
SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATION, is a not-for-profit trade association,
drawing members internationally. FSSA is a unique blend of
and suppliers working together to
share ideas and strategies for the benefit of the fire
systems industry. FSSA members are dedicated to the highest level of
reliability and effectiveness of special hazards fire
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
to safeguard people, high-value assets and the environment.
Interested in passing along information on
FSSA to prospective members? FSSA has printed cards proclaiming
"WHY Join the FSSA" with information on member benefits.
If you would like a stack of cards mailed to you so that you can
distribute them to your colleagues, please contact FSSA