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NEWS from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications 4330 East West - Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 You can sign up to receive recalls as they available. (1 email a day)

Current Recalls:

  • Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported. Kidde Fire Extinguishers
  • Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire click here to go to the USCPSC bulletin on the model P12010 and P19010
  • Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO Click here to view and download DCA Bulletin 2017-1 Carbon Monoxide

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of our past president and past National president Bob Boyer, please click here for his obiturary There was a memorial service on Saturday Janurary 5th.


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 references the following:

NFPA 10 - 2013, NFPA 17/17A - 2013, NFPA 25 - 2014, NFPA 72 - 2013

For links to the new Kitchen Suppression Form and Appendix N and related adoption notices use the following links;

APPENDIX N State Kitchen Form - Table 901.6.1 insertion - NJ Admin Code Rule Adoption 1 - NJ Admin Code Adoption 2

AFAANJ receives thank you note from "Hope for Veterans" Click to see it

Meeting and training schedule 2018 - 2019

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 a one hour ± presentation. We are usually done by 8:00 PM, however, there is often spirited Q & A

All Meetings are the third Thursday unless noted otherwise. Each membership covers the cost of one dinner, each guest will be billed $40.00

Date & Meeting Type

Event Speaker & Topic

Event Sponsor

September 27, 2018 General Meeting 

AFAANJ thanks member John Drucker for his wonderful presentation on the Changes to the NJ Uniform Fire Code – 2015 IFC/NJ State Fire Prevention Code Readoption with Amendments Introduction.

This was a one hour introductory seminar; John is developing a full four hour presentation. Look for it soon!

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October 18 Board Meeting Board Meeting Only, the Board meets at ACT offices

November 14
General Meeting


Smoke Dampers and Fire Alarm Interface

AFAANJ thanks Jason Lupa, PE of Siemens Industrys who provided an interesting overview of proper code applications for  interfacing a fire alarm system with fire/smoke dampers.

This (1) hour presentation illustrated
design considerations along with the key areas of system integration that require coordination with the construction team.

December 20 Board Meeting

The ‘199’

January 24 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Only, the Board meets at ACT offices

February 21 General Meeting

Two Speakers;

Mr. Jerry Naylis to speak about lessons learned from failures and losses and Mr. Rodger Reiswig, current President of AFAA National.

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March 21 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Only, the Board meets at ACT offices

Thursday April 4, 2019


Date & Meeting Type

Event Speaker & Topic

Event Sponser 

April 18 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Only, the Board meets at ACT offices

May 30 General Meeting


Special VIP Speakers

Dir. Mikutsky

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Come Meet NJ's new State Fire Marshal, Richard Mikutsky

Director of the Division of Fire Safety

Director Mikutsky will explain the role and duties of DFS and the State Fire Marshall's Office and some important programs he's involved with.

He will also take questions from the audience and it will be a great time to make him aware of the topics that we are passionate and concerned about and impress upon him the importance of the AFAANJ and the Fire Alarm Industry.

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May 13 - 17

AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs® Area

1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard - Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, US


June 17 – 20 NFPA

NFPA Annual Code Conference San Antonio TX

This year’s theme is Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem

July or August TBD Board Meeting

Annual AFAANJ Board Planning Meeting.





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