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 volunteerism 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

2020/21 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 at ACT’s Office in Wharton or other locations as noted

September 17, 2020 AFAA-NJ Board meeting VIRTUAL via Microsoft TEAMS 4:00-6:00PM

September 21, 2020 General

Joint Meeting with NJSFPE – IN PERSON
Hanover Manor Outside Tent
Program – Ernesto Vega Janica – IEEE Intro to Codes & Standards
Special IEEE Code Book give away – we have Pallets of books!!!
October 15, 2020 Board Meeting at Allied Fire & Safety Equip. Co., Inc. (Neptune, NJ)
November 19, 2020 CANCELLED General Meeting – Hanover Manor
December 17, 2020 Board Meeting
January 21, 2021 Board Meeting
Location – TBD
February 18, 2021 General Meeting – Virtual
Program – TBD
March 18, 2021 Board Meeting
Location – TBD
April 28, 2021 11th Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium and Trade Show
Location – Hanover Manor
May 5-8, 2021 AFAA National Meeting and Code Conference
Location – TBD
May 20, 2021 General Meeting – Hanover Manor 
Program – TBD
June 24, 2021 AFAANJ June Social Event, 4pm-8pm. Click here to register now.
June 22-25, 2021 NFPA Code Conference – Las Vegas
July/August – TBD Annual Board Planning Meeting
NICET Certification

FA Elevator Interface – IBC 2018

Presentation by Jason Lupa from 2/18/2021 Virtual meeting