About the NJFSAB

NJFSAB Activities

NJFSAB Leaders & Members

About The NJFSAB

About the Board
The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) is a cooperative partnership advocating installation and proper care of fire sprinkler systems as a highly effective means of helping save lives and property.  Headquartered in North Brunswick, NJ, the Board is comprised of unionized workers, (Sprinkler Fitters Local 696) local leaders, code officials, contractors, businesses who represent fire sprinkler construction, production, distribution and installation. 

Mission Statement
Our mission is to help save lives and property through educating the public on the dangers of fire and the effectiveness and benefits of fire sprinklers in responding to that immediate danger.

Working alongside fire and government authorities in New Jersey, we support educational programs and legislative measures to effect positive changes, increase consideration, promote proper usage and enhance/enforce building codes for fire sprinklers in new and renovated properties.  

Board Composition
The Board is comprised of contractor/business-leader appointed members, elected by the National Fire Sprinkler Association's New Jersey Chapter.  They are joined by selected representatives of the Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 696 who serve in an advisory capacity.

National Fire Sprinkler Association New Jersey Chapter - The Chapter provides support and action for National Fire Sprinkler Association Members that are based in New Jersey.   It helps maintain and bolster the National Fire Sprinkler Association's mission and ideals on a local level.  Meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month except December, June, July and August at either Ristorante Venezia, 112 Main St. Woodbridge, NJ 07095 or IL Castello's 81 Main Street Woodbridge Township, NJ 07085-2972

Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 696 - The Local 696 is dedicated to training and educating professional fire sprinkler installers.   We work to provide contractors and end-users in the state of New Jersey with well-trained journeymen and apprentices that provide top-quality service and skill installing fire sprinkler systems in commercial, governmental, educational and residential properties.   For more information on Local 696, click here.   

 

NJFSAB Activities

Burn Trailer demonstrations
We offer FREE presentations of our Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration Trailer from the months of April through early November (weather dependent).   Our Burn Trailer is a demonstration tool which physically simulates the action time for sprinklers to extinguish a fire.   We've performed our trailer demonstrations for schools, community events and fire fighter departments.   Roughly 16 feet long by eight feet wide, the trailer is mobile enough to travel and operate anywhere within the New Jersey tri-state area.   To view a live video and photos of our Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration Trailer, visit our Resources Page.

The “side-by-side” demonstration is a highly effective learning tool used to present possible extreme fire hazards and show how residential and commercial sprinklers effectively limit those hazards. There is no more dramatic way to demonstrate the devastating speed and effect of flashover. 

Like the burn trailer demonstration, this too is FREE OF CHARGE to any group, organization or community event.  There are two “rooms” –  both are furnished as a typical living room, bedroom or dorm room.  The difference is that one of the rooms has a smoke alarm, while the other has a smoke alarm AND a single sprinkler head.  This demonstration reveals the speed at which the fire sprinkler suppresses the fire in one room – usually under a minute --  while the other room continues to burn and is already at flashover (the point at which everything in the room ignites) before a fire department typically arrives on scene.

 

NJFSAB Training Classes
We provide free training classes, providing CEU credits, on a variety of topics related to water based fire protection systems.  

If you would like to learn more about our classes and dates for upcoming seminars, please visit our Events Page .

Conferences & Meetings
Our Board participates in local, regional and national conferences related to fire safety and fire sprinklers.   We also participate in regularly scheduled meetings in partnership with the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 696 and with the National Fire Sprinkler Association's New Jersey Chapter.   For more information on our upcoming events, visit our Events Page .  

 

NJFSAB Leaders & Members

Board Elected Members

David Kurasz - New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, Executive Director


Angela Lange
- Landmark Fire Protection, President

Ray Lonabaugh - National Fire Sprinkler Association, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Darrell McGee - Higgins Fire Protection, General Manager

Kent Mezaros - Quick Response Fire Protection, C.E.O.

Jin Burge - Oliver Fire Protection & Security, Vice President

Union Advisors

Lew Candura - Sprinkler Fitters Local 696, Business Agent

Gary Koenig - Sprinkler Fitters Local 696, Director of Training

Gary Quinn - Sprinkler Fitters Local 696, Business Agent

Kevin Bellew - Business Manager
Local 696

   
2007New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board
2 King Arthur Ct., Suite 1
No. Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone
866-226-6006  FAX 732-296-8076
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