The New York Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, Inc. was established in 1934. The by-laws for the organization were formally adopted in 1983.
The current NYFSCA is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote the business of installing, repairing, and inspecting fire sprinkler systems. The NYFSCA is a conduit for citizens, city officials and NYFSCA members to protect public safety through the proper use of fire sprinkler systems.
The NYFSCA Mission
For almost a hundred years, mission of the New York Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association continues to be to preserve life. Specifically the NYFSCA does the following:
- Promote the fire sprinkler concept as the most efficient means of saving lives and property from the ravages of fire.
- Provide information concerning fire sprinkler protection to community boards, news media, business and industry, government and institutions of higher learning.
- Provide programs to raise the level of competency and technical proficiency in the New York fire sprinkler industry.
- Promote legislation, building and fire codes, contractor licensing and technical standards where appropriate and necessary.
- Promote the fire sprinkler industry as a separate and distinct trade that is skilled in the manufacture, design, installation, maintenance and inspection of fire protection systems.
Proven Effective In Saving Lives
Fire sprinklers are highly reliable and effective elements of total system designs for fire protection in buildings. They save lives and property, producing large reductions in the number of deaths per thousand fires, in average direct property damage per fire, and especially in the likelihood of a fire with large loss of life or large property loss. Sprinklers are reliable and effective, according to a National Fire Protection Association Fire Analysis and Research Division report entitled "US Experience With Sprinklers, June 2013":
- In reported structure fires large enough to activate them, sprinklers operated in 91% of fires in sprinklered properties.
- Wet-pipe sprinklers operated in 92% of these fires vs. 81% for dry-pipe sprinklers.
- In reported structure fires large enough to activate them, sprinklers operated and were effective in 87% of fires in sprinklered properties.
- Wet-pipe sprinklers operated and were effective in 89% of fires vs. 76% for dry-pipe sprinklers.
Become a NYFSCA member today and enjoy the benefits of membership. Use our 24/7 webform to contact the NYFSCA with your membership questions. The New York Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association (NYFSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation.