Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2018

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56 LC DBM Marketplace Site Amenities / Outdoor Living I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 1 9 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 2 2 8 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 8 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 2 5 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 1 1 6 On November 4-9, the American Fence Association (AFA) will launch their new credential program. This will allow cus - tomers to locate such professional fence companies that have achieved approval. Applicants who seek to become a Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) must meet specific eligibility require - ments, based on experience in the fence industry and level of education. Those who are applying with less than 10 years of experience in the industry must attend the Fence Con - tractor Business School in Arlington, Tx., for a week. For more information on the requirements or how to prepare for the CFC exam, visit yavh8sps . In the past decade, burn injuries in the U.S. have nearly tripled. Ac - cording to the University of Utah's health department, this rise in in - jury is due to an increase in fire pit sales. The university has released fire safety tips to pass on to your customers. • Homeowners should make certain their fire feature areas are devoid of any dry branches or leaves. • Clear rules dictating acceptable behavior around the fire pit are helpful to avoid injury. • One should always make sure that a fire is properly extin - guished after use. The university states that coals can stay hot for 12 hours after a fire is extinguished. These simple tips can help keep fire pits safe and fun. AFA Hosts New Credential Program Fire Pit Safety

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