Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Association

Our mission is to assist in improving Life Safety.

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UPDATE

Memberships will return to local MNAFAA control. The Board of Directors is currently looking at the new fee structure for Minnesota. Membership in National AFAA will not be required for Minnesota membership but it is recommended to remain a national member for national benefits.

We will post additional information once the fee structure is approved.

 

MAY MEETING NOTICE!

We are back LIVE! Please join us.

The Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Association is inviting you to a live in-person meeting on Thursday May 12th at 11:30 AM CST.

The meeting will be held at the MN Firefighter Hall and Museum located at 664 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

This will be our annual meeting and we will be updating members on the status of the MNAFAA and our relationship with the national association.

To register and pay in advance please use the following link:

https://fs19.formsite.com/mnafaa/form1/index.html

The meeting topic will be on fire alarm systems and the Minnesota State Fire Code.

This event will be moderated by the Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Board of Directors.

What is AFAA?

AFAA stands for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

The national chapter of the AFAA was formed in 1953 and is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry.

The Association is committed to influencing codes and standards at all levels to make buildings safer through the proper application of automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems. It actively participates in the code change process of International Code Conference (ICC) with focus on the IBC, IFC and IRC national codes; and the key NFPA Codes/Standards with focus on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and 101 Life Safety Code.

INFLUENCE & EDUCATE

Influence codes and standard at all levels to make buildings safer through proper application of automatic fire alarm systems. Assist in education of all levels of the industry and authorities that have jurisdiction (AHJ’s) to properly apply, install, use and maintain automatic fire alarm systems. 

PROMOTE & COMMUNICATE

Promote the public need for Fire and Life Safety in Minnesota.  Provide a communication network to quickly and accurately identify industry problems, exchange ideas and information for solutions, and organize corrective programs.

COMPETENCY

Promote technical competence of the industry through the NICET Certification process as well as through continuing education.

What

The MNAFAA is a statewide association working hand in hand with the National AFAA with sole purpose of providing Life Safety for the State of Minnesota.

ABOUT

Who

The MNAFAA is open to manufacturers, distributors, engineers, AHJs and other fire alarm professionals.

BOARD MEMBERS

Where

This chapter is located all across Minnesota.

CONTACT

Become a Member

As a fire alarm professional, joining the MNAFAA allows you to:

  •  Influence codes and standards at all levels to make buildings safer through proper application of fire alarm systems
  •  Assist in the education of all levels of the industry and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) to properly apply, install, use and maintain automatic fire alarm systems
  •  Promote the level of our industry in meeting the public need for Fire and Life Safety Systems in Minnesota
  •  Provide a communication network to quickly and accurately identify industry problems, exchange ideas and information for solutions and organize corrective programs
  •  Promote technical competence of the industry through NICET certification and continuing education
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I have always appreciated the leadership and professionalism displayed by the MNAFAA.  I can always count on their trainings to be educational and I always leave learning something new.

JOHN SWANSON – Deputy State Fire Marshal – School Inspector/Plans Examiner