AFAA Board of Directors


AFAA is accepting applications for our Board of Directors
AFAA is actively seeking interested people to serve as a member of our board of directors. The ideal candidate must be an AFAA member who has a vested interest in the fire alarm industry and/or related career fields. Also, the ideal board member must believe in supporting the AFAA mission and is willing to be active in this governance role. AFAA has a structured application and review process. 

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association was founded in 1953 and is the only professional national association dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry through education, codes & standards, advocacy, and research.

Board positions are two year terms and will run June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019.

Expectations of Committee Member
Familiarize yourself with AFAA and our mission
Actively participate in association work as a Board Member
Ability to discuss and disagree in a professional manner. Consensus is based on a balance of discussion and disagreement is natural
All board members are expected to attend all board meetings and actively participate on a minimum of one committee
Board members are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses to attend meetings

Meeting Time Commitment
Approximately 4-5 meetings per year. Some meeting are two days, most are one day. AFAA holds an annual meeting every Spring for approximately 5 days
Meetings are held at various locations around the country
Task group work may be done via e-mail, conference calls as well as physical meetings

If interested please fill out this application and e-mail it to by February 15, 2017 (this date has been extended)

All questionnaires will be forwarded to the AFAA nominating committee for consideration to be placed on ballot at the annual business meeting in April, 2017.

AFAA 2017 Annual Meeting

 2017 AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference 

April 25, 2017 thru April 28, 2017

Embassy Suites: Monterey Bay - Sea Side, California


All Registration and Pricing will become live January 16th, 2017

Click here to view Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities. 

Learning and Development

          Fire Alarm Training Seminars


             Are You Interested in Fire Alarm Training?

AFAA offers some of the
best fire alarm and code related training available.

We have scheduled several open enrollment and sponsored seminars around the United States.

Would you like to host sponsor a training program at your facility? 
Did you know that our instructors can come to you?

Contract with A
FAA for a seminar and eliminate your travel costs.

For our current schedule of training seminars, please click on the calendar above.

If you have any questions about our training seminars or would like to host a program please e-mail us at -

  Training Accreditation and Recognition

All AFAA onsite training seminars are now recognized and accepted by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

The Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEP) is a single comprehensive education management system for engineers, surveyors, design professionals and quality education providers. Managed by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the purpose of RCEP is to create a comprehensive registry of quality continuing education providers for engineers and related A/E/C industry professionals.



                    Online Training

Are you aware that The Automatic Fire Alarm Association has over 100 courses available to you online at our online training center?  If you would like more information about any of these courses please see our (click here) Online Training Page. To see a detailed description of the above mentioned courses please click here.

AFAA's Webinar Series


Join us for a Webinar on Friday September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST

Fire & Life Safety Code Changes by CMS for Healthcare

Effective July 5, 2016, the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 and the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 will apply to all health care facilities participation in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement programs. 

What impact will the new standards have on facilities that were previously required to comply with the 2000 Edition of NFPA 101 (and the 1999 Edition of NFPA 72)? 

The webinar will focus on the fire alarm system requirements, and related inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements for health care facilities. In addition, the webinar will present an analysis prepared by the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) regarding findings cited by the Joint Commission and identify ways in which fire alarm contractors can partner with their health care clients to address those findings. 

Presented by:
William Koffel, P.E, FSFPE, Koffel Associates and
Esteban Cota, Siemens

Thank you to our sponsor:

General Webinar Information - 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Certificate of Attendance - CEU
If a certificate of attendance for continuing education (CEU) is desired, please click here. To ensure proper credit is received, please put the name of the webinar in the order instructions. 

For AFAA Members CEU certificates are issued FREE of charge with no administrative fees. Non-Members will be assessed a $50.00 administrative fee for each CEU certificate request.

Webinar Sponsorship -
If you are interested in sponsoring an AFAA webinar please contact us at -

Automatic Fire Alarm Association Mission Statement


 "Smoke Detection & Fire Sprinklers Save Lives"

Our mission is to be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems. 


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