AFAA mourns the loss of our dear friend, Jack McNamara. Jack served on the AFAA Board of Directors for more than 10 years, serving as our President from 2014 – 2016. In his 45+ years in the fire protection industry, Jack served on numerous NFPA Technical Committees, UL STP’s and was the Chair of NEMA 3SB. He was instrumental in promoting life safety globally and will be truly missed. Our thoughts go out to Jack’s family during this difficult time.

Upcoming 2022 Live Online Fire Alarm Training

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Fire Alarm Plan Review

Brad Cronin

June 28th & 30th

Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing

Merton Bunker

July 12th & 14th

Understanding the Fire Alarm Requirements of the 2015 & 2018 International Building Code

Tom Parrish

July 26th & 28th

A User's Guide to Simplifying NFPA 72 & the NEC

Tom Parrish

August 9th & 11th

Fire Alarm Plan Review

Larry Rietz

August 23rd & 25th

Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing

Art Black

September 13th & 15th

Fire Alarm Fundamentals
Formerly known as Basic Fire Alarm Systems

Ray Grill

September 20th & 22nd

NICET Preparation - Level I & II for Fire Alarm Systems

Tom Hammerberg

October 4th & 6th AND
October 11th & 13th

Please contact [email protected] with any training inquiries or questions.

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Who are we?

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is the only not-for-profit association exclusively focused on the fire alarm industry. Founded in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois by a mixed group of contractors, engineers and manufacturers. It grew to be a two-tiered organization (National and Local) in 1987 when Larry Neibauer became Executive Director. AFAA now has several local Member Associations representing 25+ states nationwide. Membership consists of manufacturers, consulting engineers, distributors, AHJ's and end users. For more information on the history of AFAA, head over to our 'About Us' page!

Our Vision:

Automatic Fire Alarm Association is the leading advocate for the fire alarm and emergency communications industry.

What is our Mission?

To help save lives by empowering the fire alarm and emergency communications industry through code development, education, advancements in technology and leveraging research.


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