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1. Honeywell International Recalls SWIFT® Wireless Gateway Sold with Fire Alarm Systems Due To Failure to Communicate in Fire

Consumer Contact: Contact Honeywell at 800-289-3473 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://hwll.co/CPSCsafety and click on Safety Recall for more information.


Pictures available herehttps://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Honeywell-International-Recalls-SWIFT-Wireless-Gateway-Sold-with-Fire-Alarm-Systems 

Our thanks to all those that supported our 8th Spring Symposium and helped to make it a great success  

Meeting and training schedule 2016 - 2017



September 15 General

Annual Elections, Business Meeting Program- Attorney George Bogris- Contracts and Documentation
Meeting Location- Galloping Hill Catering

October 20

Board at ACT office

November 17 General

Program- Elevators- Jason Lupa Siemens 

Meeting Location- Galloping Hill Caterers in Union <click for directions

December 5

Members of the AFAANJ are invited to share the Gala Christmas meeting of the NJSFPE. The technical presentation will be on Tyco Quell Systems covering Protection System for Freezers. Cost to AFAANJ members is $30.00
Wine tasting included this evening meeting at the Hanover Manor

December 15

Board at ACT office

January 19, 2017

Board at ACT office

February 16 General

Our Guest Speaker: Doug Baena VP and co-founder of TowerIQ Inc (formerly known as NAMSNET).

Our Topic: ARCS or DAS Systems and Fire Alarm Interface

With over 15 years experience specializing in bridging the gap between construction and technology. Doug and his team support the engineering community and provide system design and technical support for in-building emergency communication systems.

Doug's presentation will discusses the history, application and design of these systems along with covering the requirements in 2013 NFPA 72 Chapter 24. Section 24.5.2 covers Two-Way Radio Communications Enhancement Systems requirements and covers System Monitoring and  interface to the Fire Alarm Systems.
Join us at Hanover Manor 16 Eagle Rock Ave East Hanover, NJ 07936 www.thehanovermanor.com

March 16

Board at ACT office

April 20 General
30th Anniversary of your AFAANJ
Gala 30th Anniversary meeting, the AFAANJ enters its fourth decade. 
Our speaker will be Mr. John Drucker who will provide a lively electrical code centered presentation.
Look for Special Invitation with R.S.V.P. coming soon. 
Special Gift Basket raffle to support Hope for Veterans.
Special Award Ceremony and some very special invited guests from over the years.

Click here to Register

Join us at Hanover Manor 16 Eagle Rock Ave East Hanover, NJ 07936 www.thehanovermanor.com

April 25-28, 2016

AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference located at the Embassy Suites Monetary Bay Sea Side California.

The AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is one of the premier conferences of its kind. We offer an engaging and informative program with formal and informal opportunities to build your professional network, allowing you to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the country and beyond.

May 18th
8th Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium.
This will be the eighth annual joint symposium, it will once again be held at the Hanover Manor. The format will be the same as in the past, trade show and general presentations in the morning, extended trade show during lunch and additional presentations in the afternoon.

June 4-7

NFPA annual conference at Boston Convention and Expo Center

June 15

Board at ACT office

July/Aug TBA

Annual AFAANJ Planning Meeting

June 12 2017

 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 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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