Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Association

Our mission is to assist in improving Life Safety.

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MN-AFAA Membership Info

The board invites you to become a member of MN-AFAA.  Cost of membership for non-AHJs has dropped dramatically to only $25.00 per year.  AHJs are at no charge by simply signing up!  The national AFAA chapter has severed ties with local chapters.  We have been informed that the remaining affiliated chapters will eventually be fully independent when their current agreements expire.  As such, we need to grow the Minnesota membership.  So, please take advantage of the networking and educational benefits by becoming a member today.

Here’s membership registration link:  https://fs19.formsite.com/mnafaa/rzxvfviqrv/index.html

OCTOBER MEETING NOTICE

10/13/22 Meeting and Lunch:  The board invites you to an MN-AFAA to a presentation regarding its upcoming involvement in the MN State Fire Marshal Fire Code Committee.  As members of MN-AFAA, you will be represented by board member Dan Morehead.  To make sure our members’ voices are heard from this important seat at the table, Dan will be discussing the Committee’s role and decision-making process as it helps to shape the next MN State Fire Code, as well as how members can provide input.  Dan will also address some current examples in the MN State Fire Code as examples of focus areas.

Please register in advance for the October Meeting, at the Minnesota Fire Fighters Hall and Museum at 664 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418:

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

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