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 Current Recalls: 

Click here to view and download DCA 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 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;
AFAANJ 2018 - 2019 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 usually done by 8:00 PM, however, there is often sperited 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 and Event Information

Meeting type and date


Program Sponsor


September 27th General Meeting

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The 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 18th Board Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices

Program Sponsor

November 14th General Meeting 

AFAANJ's 2nd Annual Awards Dinner 


AFAANJ thanks Jason Lupa, PE from Siemens for his presentation on Smoke Dampers and Fire Alarm Interface

Jason has been active in the fire protection field for more than 25 years representing some of the largest names in the architectural/engineering industry working domestically and overseas. He has extensive experience in many building types and market sectors. Jason specializes in the evaluation, design, and commissioning of a wide range of fire protections; with a strong focus on fire alarms. He also provides Building and Fire code consulting services, alternative compliance solutions, fire and evacuation modeling, and passive fire protection systems analysis. 

December 20th Board Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices

Program Sponsor

January 10th Board Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices


February 21th General Meeting

Special VIP Speaker Dir. Mikutsky

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 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.


March 21st Board Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices

Program Sponsors


Thursday April 4 

AFAANJ/NJSFPE Symposium             


Topics and Speakers To Be Determined


April 18th Board Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices

Program Sponsor


 May 16th General Meeting 


Topic and Speaker To Be Determined

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AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference 

May 13th – 17th


AFAA National Meeting and Code Conference – Hilton Orlando.

June 16th – 20th NFPA

NFPA Annual Code Conference – San Antonio TX

The theme for the 2019 Conference & Expo is the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

National Fire Prevention Association

July/August TBD Board Planning Meeting

Board meets at ACT offices

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 maintain their own current 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 them to forward to the DCA, DFS when its time to renew.You will have to request your letter from NICET so you have it already to submit it to the DFS PRIOR TO YOUR EXPIRATION DATE!!!


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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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