2016 Annual Meeting and Codes Conference

April 5-8, 2016 - Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
St. Petersburg, Florida

The AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is one of the premier conferences of it's 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. 
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Training and Educational Opportunities

         Fire Alarm Training Seminars

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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 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@afaa.org.


                    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

     FREE Webinars!

Interfacing Elevator Controls with Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems

Feb 26, 2016 

1:00 pm est.


Various types of elevators are found in both low and high-rise buildings. Among these elevators are Hydraulic and Traction (Electric) Elevators with driving machines installed in dedicated spaces referred to as “Elevator Machine Rooms” while Machine-Room-Less (MRL) elevators have their hoisting machines installed directly inside the elevator hoistway. 

This presentation will clarify specific NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) and NFPA 13 (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems) requirements associated with these elevators, both in buildings provided with “Building Fire Alarm Systems” and those without. Specific NFPA 72, NFPA 13 and ASME A17.1 code terms, such as Fire Emergency Operation (FEO), Dedicated Function FA System for Elevator Recall and Supervisory, Phase-I Emergency Recall Operation, Phase-II In-Car Emergency Operation, Designated and Alternate Recall levels and Shunt-Trip Function will be discussed and clarified. 

2013 Editions of NFPA-72, NFPA-13 and ASME A17.1 will be presented. 

New 2016 Editions of NFPA-72 and NFPA-13 code changes will be discussed. 

Presented by -

Sagiv Weiss-Ishai, P.E. 

Fire Protection Education 

Sagiv specializes in all aspects of fire alarm systems and elevators’ interface with fire protection systems. 

Sponsored by: 

Tyco SimplexGrinnell 

Bay Alarm Co. 

Carmel Fire Protection Associates


General Webinar Information - 

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

Certificate of Attendance - CEU's -

 If a certificate of attendance for continuing education 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 - webinar@afaa.org

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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