The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) welcomed Joshua McDonald, CFPS to its Department of Engineering & Technical Services as technical programs specialist. In this role, he will be responsible for developing, updating and delivery of technical content.

"Joshua brings additional valuable industry knowledge to our team," says AFSA's Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services John August Denhardt, P.E., FSFPE. "Joshua will be a big asset to our Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School, ITM Inspector Development Program, webinars, and in-person training."

McDonald has experience in all areas of training for fire protection industry professionals including web-based and hands-on learning. He also has experience with risk engineering applying to the installation of fire protection systems. As a manufacturer, McDonald has been involved in the research and development of new fire protection products and has extensive experience with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. He received his bachelor of science degree in fire protection and safety engineering technology and master of science degree in fire safety and explosion protection from Oklahoma State University. McDonald is a member of NFPA and SFPE.

Contact McDonald at or at (214) 349-5965 ext. 138.