AFAANJ Awarded 2016 State Association of the year, our second time.

Meeting and training schedule 2017 - 2018



General meeting to remain at Hanover Manor each member recieves a single meal for their membership with guests at $40.00

General Meeting Times: Board Meeting 4-5:30pm Cash Bar 5:30-6 pm Meeting/Speaker 6-8 pm. Board Meeting Only- 4:00pm at ACT’s Office Wharton, NJ or other locations as agreed.

Sept 21, 2017 General

Annual Elections, Business Meeting Program- Joseph Moschello , The Summit Fire Sub-Code Official to discuss new CO requirements 

Oct 19, 2017 

Board at Affiliated Monitoring- 2 Stahuber Ave Union

Nov 16, 2017 General

Patrick Ryan Northeast Regional Sales Manager of SDi, To speak on 2018 EPA changes to Aerosols

Alex Dimitriu of Radix To speak on Survivability of Fire alarm and ECS circuits

December 4

Members of the AFAANJ are invited to share the Gala Christmas meeting of the NJSFPE. Cost to AFAANJ members is $30.00 Wine tasting included this evening meeting at the Hanover Manor

Dec  21, 2017

Board at ACT office

January 11, 2018

Board at ACT office

Feb 15, 2018 General

Program- TBA @ Hanover Manor + Jason Webb – AFAA’s New Industry Relations Director

    Video Smoke Detection Technologies-  Dave Widner- Suppression Systems Inc/Fike 

March 15, 2018

Board at ACT office

April 19, 2018  9th Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium and Trade Show

May 21, 2018 thru May 24, 2018

2018 AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference in to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2018 Conference objectives - To provide quality training and education related to fire alarm system technology and related codes and standards.

May 10, 2018
Jim Mundy  “Fire Alarm Inspections- 25 steps to Failure”  
June 11-14, 2018

NFPA Conference & Expo 

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

June 21, 2018 Board at ACT office

June TBD

NJ/NY SFPE Golf Outing which benefits the scholarship fund. The Fund has become a full Foundation and as such your donations (hole sponsor, gifts, payment for a foursome) are now tax deductible.

Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO

Your Associations News

Code Updates & Life Safety

News Including current recalls

· AFAANJ 2007 Member Association of the Year

  • AFAANJ 2016 Member Association of the Year (no photo yet)

· AFAANJ meets at the Hanover Manor

· AFAANJ Board presents check to Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation

· AFAANJ membership is now open to working and retired AHJs at no charge!

· AFAANJ sponsored a NJ Child to the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp

· AFAANJ now has over 137 members.

· Subcode officials, fire marshals, your membership entitles you to dinner at our meetings, that and a technical presentation what a way to spend three or four Thursdays a year......

· For the Fourth year AFAANJ donated $2,000 to the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp to enable a child from NJ to attend for a week.

· AFAANJ donated $500 to NJ Fireman's Home.

· AFAANJ board of directors each presented 100 NFPA Fire Prevention kits to their local Fire Departments

·  See the new link below  (left column) to the International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition one stop shopping for all you need to know about residential fire sprinklers.

· Click for the latest regional code updates 

·  Direct link for NFPA Safety information about home Smoke Alarms 

·  International Association of Fire Chiefs 2009 Paper"Eliminating Unwanted and Nuisance Fire Alarm Activations" 

·  AFAA and NEMA “Quality Informational Guide for Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems”

·  USFA Releases Grill Fires on Residential Properties Report  

·  USFA Releases One- and Two-Family and Multifamily Residential Fires Topical Reports

·  Smoking-related fires in residential buildings occur each year in the US. Click here to see the whole report 

·  DCA DFS Bulletin: 2010-5 Antifreeze in all existing fire sprinkler systems

·  Click Here for info on Lead and the EPA training requirements.

·Think it's safe to deep fry a turkey?


    What is the Automatic Fire Alarm Association?

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is the only national trade organization dedicated to the automatic fire alarm industry.  The AFAA has chapters located throughout the United States.  Its members include fire alarm installation companies, contractors, central station companies, fire alarm manufactures, fire protection engineers, municipal fire and sub-code officials and anyone involved in the automatic fire alarm industry.

Who is the Automatic Fire Alarm Association? YOU ARE!      

Our #1 Purpose is the Education of those involved in the fire alarm industry. 

Education in all aspects of fire detection systems including design, codes and code issues, application, installation, testing and maintenance, new technology and issues relating the business side of the fire alarm company - there's something for everyone!  The ever-changing codes, technology and circumstances make the AFAA a valuable asset to anyone involved in the fire alarm industry.

Our Code of Ethics

  • As individuals and companies engaged in the fire detection and alarm systems industry, we recognize our responsibility to maintain high standards of reliability in the application of the life safety and property protection systems provided by us.

  • To be honest and fair in all matters with our employees, customers, subcontractors, distributors, competitors and suppliers.

  • To follow nationally recognized Codes and Standards, federal, state and local laws and regulations, when designing, supplying or installing fire detection and alarm systems.

  • To encourage and support well-founded legislation affecting our industry and the people we serve.

  • To support and participate in the education of those in and regulating our industry.

  • When representing the Association, we will conduct ourselves professionally and with decorum.

  • Individually, we will strive for high standards of performance and professional competence.

  • We will judge all of our actions based on the questions, “Is it right?” and “Is it fair?”

  • We accept this code freely and pledge to support our Association in its endeavors to improve the life safety and property protection in the United States of America. 

"Smoke Detection & Fire Sprinklers Save Lives"

When Properly Installed, Tested, Monitored And Maintained!

Our mission is to improve fire and life safety in America.



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