2013 FSCATX directors of the association voted
maintain a “State Affiliate” relationship
with the American Fire Sprinkler Association.
This affiliation will
provide our current and future
endeavors with funding and educational
new projects to benefit our members, our
industry and our communities across the state.
The AFSA affiliation opens
many opportunities for our membership to learn
THE PURPOSE OF BIKING FOR BRAINS
In 1997 two fire sprinkler contractors by the
name of Art Hartman and Mike PeCoy proposed a
thirty mile bike ride to make other
contractors aware of a need by Parkland
Hospital’s Camp I-Thonka-Chi,
which is a special summer camp for children who
have been victims of fires.
As time passed a
scholarship was added for Texas students who
are in programs that will
lead them to work in the fire sprinkler
The bike ride itself is not a fund raiser.
The purpose is to make fire sprinkler
contractors aware of the need and to make the
public aware of both the camp
and the training available at the Construction
Education Foundation of North Texas
located in the Dallas Airport area.