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Meeting and training schedule 2015 - 2016



September 17 2015 General

AFAANJ thanks John Drucker CET for an excellent presentation of the new NJ ICC Codes. We are hoping to get John back to do a full day of training concerning the new codes. We are planning this for a south NJ location.

October 15

Board at ACT office

November 19 General

Our Speaker was Cedric Lindsay of Fibre Optics at General Cable brought to us by Michael LaSala of Windy City Wire. We thank Mr. Lindsay for an excellent presentation including a technical discussion on Fiber Optic Cabling. His presentation included types of cable,  termination and splicing of the cabling. Click here to download a pdf copy of the presentation.

December 7

Members of the AFAANJ are invited to share the Gala Christmas meeting of the NJSFPE. The technical presentation will be on Tyco Quell Systems covering Protection System for Freezers. Cost to AFAANJ members is $30.00

December 17

Board at ACT office

January 21 2016

Board at ACT office

February 18 General

A Forensic Examination of Fire Alarm Performance  by Gerard J. Naylis, A.R.M. is a principal partner of Technical Fire Services, Inc. in New Jersey.  TFS is fire protection design, testing and consulting firm. Prior to his full time position with TFS, Naylis was the Eastern Regional Director for field operations for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Before serving with the CPSC, he worked for FM Global and one of its legacy companies, Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company, a leading HPR insurance firm in a loss prevention and control engineering capacity.  He also works for a large municipal fire department in New Jersey in both the fire suppression and fire prevention fields.  

March 17

Board at ACT office

April 5-8, 2016

AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference located at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bay front St. Petersburg, Florida

The AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is one of the premier conferences of its 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.
Click here_for more information.

 April 21  Board at ACT office
May 4 Annual NJSFPE/AFAANJ Symposium.
This will be the sixth annual joint symposium, it will once again be held at our regular meeting location the Hanover Manor. The format will be the same as in the past, trade show and general presentation in the AM and separate Alarm & Detection/Suppression programs in the afternoon.

Click here to register as an attendee.
Click here to register as a vendor.

May 19 General

We will be having a presentation on the new requirements in NJ for CO2 gas detection. Our presenter is Claudio Groppetti who is Xtralis's gas detection expert. Wes Marcks the Regional Sales Manager at Xtralis – VESDA will also be on hand. Claudio and Wes will also cover the use of other gas detection with VESDA including CO.

June 13 – 16

NFPA annual conference in Las Vegas, NV

June 16

Board at ACT office

July/Aug TBA

Annual AFAANJ Planning Meeting

               June 6, 2016

 NJ/NY SFPE Golf Outing which benefits the scholarship fund.

Click here to register


Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO

Your Associations News

Code Updates & Life Safety

News Including current recalls

· AFAANJ 2007 Member Association of the Year

· AFAANJ meets at the Hanover Manor

· AFAANJ Board presents check to Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation

· AFAANJ membership is now open to working and retired AHJs at no charge!

· AFAANJ sponsored a NJ Child to the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp

· AFAANJ now has over 137 members.

· Subcode officials, fire marshals, your membership entitles you to dinner at our meetings, that and a technical presentation what a way to spend three or four Thursdays a year......

· For the Fourth year AFAANJ donated $2,000 to the Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp to enable a child from NJ to attend for a week.

· AFAANJ donated $500 to NJ Fireman's Home.

· AFAANJ board of directors each presented 100 NFPA Fire Prevention kits to their local Fire Departments

·  See the new link below  (left column) to the International Residential Code Fire Sprinkler Coalition one stop shopping for all you need to know about residential fire sprinklers.

  • Honeywell suggested maintenance of the B-10 Pull Station  click here

· Click for the latest regional code updates 

·  Direct link for NFPA Safety information about home Smoke Alarms 

·  International Association of Fire Chiefs 2009 Paper"Eliminating Unwanted and Nuisance Fire Alarm Activations" 

·  AFAA and NEMA “Quality Informational Guide for Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems”

·  USFA Releases Grill Fires on Residential Properties Report  

·  USFA Releases One- and Two-Family and Multifamily Residential Fires Topical Reports

·  Smoking-related fires in residential buildings occur each year in the US. Click here to see the whole report 

·  DCA DFS Bulletin: 2010-5 Antifreeze in all existing fire sprinkler systems

·  Click Here for info on Lead and the EPA training requirements.

·Think it's safe to deep fry a turkey?

    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 manufactures, 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 Code of Ethics

  • As individuals and companies engaged in the fire detection and alarm systems industry, we recognize our responsibility to maintain high standards of reliability in the application of the life safety and property protection systems provided by us.

  • To be honest and fair in all matters with our employees, customers, subcontractors, distributors, competitors and suppliers.

  • To follow nationally recognized Codes and Standards, federal, state and local laws and regulations, when designing, supplying or installing fire detection and alarm systems.

  • To encourage and support well-founded legislation affecting our industry and the people we serve.

  • To support and participate in the education of those in and regulating our industry.

  • When representing the Association, we will conduct ourselves professionally and with decorum.

  • Individually, we will strive for high standards of performance and professional competence.

  • We will judge all of our actions based on the questions, “Is it right?” and “Is it fair?”

  • We accept this code freely and pledge to support our Association in its endeavors to improve the life safety and property protection in the United States of America. 

"Smoke Detection & Fire Sprinklers Save Lives"

When Properly Installed, Tested, Monitored And Maintained!

Our mission is to improve fire and life safety in America.

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