AFAA Annual Breakfast

    AFAA Annual Breakfast at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

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Monday June 5, 2017 from 7:00am until 9:00am
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Room 156 A/B/C
415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced plans to discontinue the use of land line telephone systems. This change will have a significant impact on the many fire alarm systems across the United States that utilize landline telephone technology and DACTs (digital alarm communicator transmitters) to monitor their fire alarm system activity. 

In 2012, the FCC gave permission to AT&T to begin the process of dismantling the landline telephone network.  The due date for “unplugging” the network is almost here, and yet there are fire alarm systems installed every day still utilizing DACT technology.  

Since many fire alarm systems throughout the country utilize the DACTs, it is advantageous for business owners and fire officials to start considering alternatives. It is recommended that all stakeholders plan appropriately to prepare for this change and transition to another technology.

A panel of experts will discuss this issue, including representatives from the telephone industry, the alarm industry, the AHJ community, and the code-making community.  The “Death of the DACT” is a reality – be prepared when AT&T pulls the plug!


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.

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FAA for a seminar and eliminate your travel costs.

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

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  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.

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 "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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