9/21/23 : Meeting : The Hanover Manor : AFAANJ Awards/Election Night & a Special Presentation

2023 Meeting Schedule

General Dinner Meetings:  Board Meeting 4-5:30pm (Cash Bar 5:30-6 pm) Meeting/Speaker 6-8 pm

Board Meetings – 4:30pm virtually or at a place to be determined.

February  16, 2023

AFAA-NJ General Meeting at Hanover Manor

from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Board Meeting

  • General Meeting-Topic: Managing a Campus Life Safety System

   Marc Massa- New Jersey Institute of Technology

   Director of Facilities Services

Thursday, March 23, 2023






Frank Savino-Demonstrating Fire Technologies and Initiating Devices

Learn about and see actual smoke demonstrations comparing various
detection technologies that include:
• Multi – Sensor Spot Fire Detection
• High Sensitivity Spot Smoke Detection
• latest Generation VESDA Air Sampling
• Smoke Detection for Dirty Environments
• World’s first self-testing Smoke Detector
• Open Area Smoke Imaging Detection (OSID)
• Video Smoke and Flame Detection using a camera
• Thermography heat detection
You will also hear the amazing Hyper Spike Voice Messing Loudspeaker that cuts through background noise to provide clear intelligible messaging with a range of up to two miles. The meeting will be not only informative but also a lot of fun. A hot buffet dinner will be provided as well. You don’t want to miss this one.
Members No Charge
Normal meeting Price is $60 / per NON-Member
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Buffet Dinner
6:30 Presentation and Demo Questions?

Call Dennis Boone 609-791-5050

5PM Dinner and 6PM Live Demonstration

April 20, 2023

AFAANJ/NJSFPE Symposium at the Hanover Manor

May 18, 2023

AFAA-NJ General Meeting – Virtual

June 15, 2023

AFAA-NJ General Meeting at Neshanic Valley Golf Course 

from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Board Meeting


  • Neshanic Valley Golf Course
    • 2301 S Branch Rd, Neshanic Station, NJ  08853


August 2023 Summer Planning Meeting – TBD

In Memory of Dennis DeCarlo (1958-2021)

Dennis DeCarlo’s recent passing was a surprise to many in our industry. His passion for the Fire and Life safety business was reflected through his countless years of volunterism on the executive board of the Automatic Fire alarm Association of New Jersey. As treasurer through 2016, Dennis projected our state association with the title of Member association of the year in 2007 and once again in 2016. Dennis’s friendship and guidance will not be forgotten. Click here to read more.

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 manufacturers, 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 Mission is to Improve Fire
and Life Safety in America

Read our Code of Ethics

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