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NEWS from USCPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

 Click here BULLETIN 2017-1 Carbon Monoxide

The State of New Jersey has adopted the 2015 New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. This is the first update to the maintenance and retrofit code since 2006. The effective date for compliance will be July 1, 2018.
The 2015 NJ Fire Code will reference the following:
NFPA 10               2013
NFPA 17/17A       2013
NFPA 25               2014 (Big jump from 2002 edition- more requirements/frequencies)
NFPA 72               2013
For links to the new Kitchen Suppression Form and Appendix N and related adoption notices use the below links

AFAANJ 2017 - 2018 Meeting and Training Calendar
Unless notified otherwise all meetings are at the Hanover Manor. The bar at the Hanover Manor opens at 5:00
Meetings start around 6:00 Our business meeting is conducted during breaks in the meal and as the desert comes out the speaker goes up for typically a one hour ± presentation. We are typically done by 8:00 PM
All Meetings are Thursdays unless noted otherwise. Each membership covers the cost of one dinner, each guest will be billed $40.00
Date and Event Info

Sept 21, 2017

Annual Elections & Meeting- Summit Fire Sub Code Official Joe Moschello- NJ CO Detection Requirement Changes 

Oct 19, 2017

Board Only at Affiliated Monitoring 2 Stahuber Ave Union

Nov 16, 2017

Patrick Ryan, SDi on 2018 EPA Aerosol changes that will effect how you test and

Alex Dimitriu, Radix on Circuit survivability for FA and ECS 

Dec 21, 2017
Board Only Holiday Meeting @ Pub 199

Jan 11, 2018
Board at ACT’s Office

Feb 15, 2018

Dave Widner- Suppression Systems on Video Smoke Detection technologies 

March 15, 2018
Board at ACT’s Office

Apr 19, 2018
Board at Symposium

April 19, 2018 

9th Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium and Trade Show

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May 10, 2018

Jim Mundy, Asset Protection Services- 25 Steps to Failure on Fire alarm test & Inspections 


                                           May 21-24, 2018                                      
AFAA National Meeting and Code Conference-Hilton @ Penn’s
Landing Philadelphia, PA
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June 4 NJSFPE/ NYMetroSFPE James Gorel Memorial Scholarship Golf Outting

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June 11-14, 2018
NFPA Annual Code Conference –Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

June 21, 2018
Board at ACT’s Office

July/Aug-TBA Annual Planning meeting


Dates are subject to change, watch this page for changes!


Who is the AFAA of New Jersey you are!

CPD’s:If you want to see more training dates added to this list you have to ask for them! We are a volunteer organization, we do what we do because we want to give back to our industry& community.

Each member is responsible to maintaintheir owncurrent list of CPD’s, this can be as simple as writing it down, or if you like, keeping a spread sheet.Each time you attend a meeting, seminar or training class record the topic, time and relevance to the industry.We highly recommend keeping your personal CPD list updated each time you earn CPD’s.To your left is a link to NICET's down load able CPD record log.If you're NICET Certified you will be reminded that you need to renew after three years, however, if you’re simply using NICET to keep your records for your NJ Fire Alarm Permit you will not be reminded when it is time to renew.You must provide your paperwork to NICET early to ensure that you have your letter from themto forward to the DCA, DFS when its time to renew.You will have torequest your letter from NICET so you have it already tosubmit it to the DFSPRIOR TO YOUR EXPIRATION DATE!!!

See the results of AFAA's past work on the 2007 Supplement ofIFC Section 907 and if you like download copy of the supplement at no charge by going to cycle/index.html.Click on the link '2007 Supplement' See the results of AFAA's work June 11, 2009 at NFPA®


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    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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