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

2021/22 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.

September 23, 2021

AFAA-NJ General Meeting at Hanover Manor 

Program – How to Prevent Thermal Runaway in Lithium-Ion Batteries – Presenter: William Sudah, Honeywell Xtralis

Sponsor: Paul Sanfilippo – Siemans

October 21, 2021

AFAA-NJ General Meeting – Virtual 
Program –  Test & Inspection & Tools of the Trade – Presenter:   Pat Ryan – SDI   Sponsor: SDI 
November 18, 2021

AFAA-NJ/NJSFPE Joint Meeting at Hanover Manor 

Program – Fire Alarm Pathway Survivability Compliance – Presenter: Jason Lupa – Siemans

December 16, 2021 Board Meeting – TBD
January 20, 2022 Board Meeting – TBD
   
February  17, 2022 AFAA-NJ General Meeting at Hanover Manor
Program – TBD
March 17,  2022 AFAA-NJ General Meeting – Virtual – TBD
April, 2022 11th Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium and Trade Show
Location – Hanover Manor
May, 2022 AFAA National Meeting and Code Conference
Location – TBD
May 19, 2022 AFAA-NJ General Meeting – Virtual – TBD
June 16,      2022 AFAANJ June Social Event, Location – TBD 
June, 2022 NFPA Code Conference – TBD
August, 18  2022  Annual Board Planning Meeting – TBD
NICET Certification

FA Elevator Interface – IBC 2018

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