INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS


Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. is an active member of the following associations:
 


Roger Bourgeois has been a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
since 1985.  Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. is a subscriber to the National Fire Codes and
maintains an extensive library of all NFPA standards, codes, and handbooks.  NFPA is an
international group which establishes/adopts codes and standards by a consensus process. 
 

Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. is a charter member of the Fire Suppression Systems
Association (FSSA), which was chartered in 1984.  The Fire Suppression Systems
Association is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  FSSA is an organization of
manufacturer and installer members that subscribe to high ethical standards in the
industry.  Roger Bourgeois has served on many committees, served as Secretary-
Treasurer, Vice-President, and was President of the national organization in 1990. 
 

Roger Bourgeois was founding President of the Louisiana Automatic Fire Alarm
Association in 1983.  He has since been President a second term, and continues to be
involved as a Past President of the organization.  The Louisiana AFAA meets quarterly in
four different regions of the state, and has good standing with the Office of State Fire
Marshal.
 

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) was founded in 1953, and is
headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida.  Membership consists of approximately 1,000
members, comprised of manufacturers, distributors, A&E design community, and
Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).  Roger Bourgeois has been a member of the AFAA
since 1993, and currently serves as the organizationís chairman.
 

The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors is headquartered in Chicago,
Illinois.  NAFED has both manufacturer and installer members in all 50 states, and many
foreign countries.  Its members consist of portable, semi-portable, and systems
distributors.  Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. has been a member of NAFED since 1984. 
 

Roger Bourgeois has been a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers since
1982.  He is active in the Bayou Chapter which meets monthly in Houma, Louisiana. 
 

Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. has been a member of the Louisiana Association of
Business and Industry (LABI) since 1986.  Roger Bourgeois has served on the LABI
board of directors since 1996, and also is a member of the small business committee. 
 

Bourgeois & Associates, Inc. is a member of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance.