AFAA Application and Member Associations

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is a not-for-profit trade association serving the fire alarm and smoke detection industry. Our mission is to “Improve Fire and Life Safety”. AFAA believes in a balanced approach, using the correct technology for the application whether it is smoke detectors, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers or passive fire protection through proper building materials.

AFAA has two primary objectives. One is to be actively involved in both the ICC and NFPA codes and standards making process, with over 50 representatives on technical committees. The second is to improve professionalism in our industry by providing quality training through seminars, webinars and online training.

In addition to the National Association, AFAA has Member and Regional Associations who are independent not-for-profit associations affiliated with the national organization. Their primary focus is to provide a voice for the industry on a local level by developing relationships with local AHJ’s, designers and other trade associations, as well as providing training on a local level.

If you are located in an areas with a State or Regional Association (listed below), you have the option of joining that organization. Each Association has their own dues and membership structure. 
When companies and individuals join a Member Association, they also become a member of the national AFAA.

If there is not a Member Association in your state, and you are interested in helping start one, please contact our administration team at membership@afaa.org


                                           

Please note the State and Regional Associations listed below before starting the application process.  Membership in State and Regional Associations is encouraged but not required. 


Note: The AFAA Membership cycle is June 1 thru May 31. As an appreciation to those Individuals and corporations who join after August, we will prorate your second year of membership either 25% or 50% based upon the month of your initial application.  

National AFAA Member Classifications and Dues Structure.

 
I. (Class-M) Manufacturing Members - Any Corporation, Company, Partnership or Proprietorship or other entity which is engaged in one or more of the following activities:

Class M-1 - Manufacturing members with Fire Alarm related sales volume of $75M or higher. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per M-1 Manufacturing Member
Annual Membership Dues - $15,000

To Join - Please contact our office to process your application.

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 Class M-2
- Similar to M-1 but with sales volume of less than $75M. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per M-2 Manufacturing Member. 
Annual Membership Dues - $3,000


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II. (Class-C) Corporate Members - Any Corporation, Company, Partnership or Proprietorship other than a manufacturer as described above. Included would be distributors, dealers, contractors, or installers of automatic fire alarm systems or component parts, engineering or architectural firms, end users, insurers or any other corporation involved with fire alarm systems.

Class C-1
- Those corporate members who operate on a national basis or in six or more states. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per C-1 Corporate Member.
Annual Membership Dues - $1,500



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Class C-2- Those corporate members who operate on a regional basis in fewer than six (6) states and have more than one location and do not have the opportunity to join a Member Association. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per C-2 Corporate Member.
Annual Membership Dues - $750.00


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Class C-3 - Those corporate members who are a member of a Member Association. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per C-3 Corporate Member. 
To Join - Please select the state/regional association listed below and proceed through their membership application process. Should you develop a problem along the way, please contact the National Headquarters at membership@afaa.org
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Class C-4 - Those corporate members who have only one location and do not have the opportunity to join a Member Association. There shall only be one (1) designated voting representative per C-4 Corporate Member.
Annual Membership Dues - $300.00



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III. (Class-I)  Individual Members (non-AHJ's)

Class I-1 -
All individuals who cannot qualify for any other class of membership. 
Annual Membership Dues - $150.00 


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Class I-2 -
Users, architects, engineers, consultants, insurers and others who are members of a Member Association.
To Join - Please select the state/regional association listed below and proceed through their membership application process. Should you develop a problem along the way, please contact the National Headquarters at membership@afaa.org
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IV. (Class-I) Individual Members Who Are - Authority Have Jurisdiction (AHJ's) State and local Fire Marshals, Building Officials, etc..

Class I-3 -
Authorities having jurisdiction who do not have the opportunity or do not choose to join a Member Association. Class I-3 members shall not have voting privileges.
Membership Dues - Free Membership


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Class I-4 - Authorities having jurisdiction who are members of a Member Association. Class I-4 members shall not have voting privileges. 
To Join - Please select the state/regional association listed below and proceed through their membership application process. Should you develop a problem along the way, please contact the National Headquarters amembership@afaa.org
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 State and Regional Associations     Click on each State for their website

 
     
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia
     
     
Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts.
Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut
     
 
            Oregon, Washington
   
     
 
          Pennsylvania, Delaware
   
     

   

 

 
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