Minnesota Automatic Fire Alarm Association

Our mission is to assist in improving Life Safety.

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UPDATES

MARCH MEETING NOTICE

Please join us for lunch on March 8th from 11:30 am to 1 PM. 

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Joe Manning – will be presenting on fire alarm interface with Mechanical/HVAC systems and the MN State Mechanical Code as it relates to Fire Alarm Detection and Controls.  Please register using the link below:

https://fs19.formsite.com/mnafaa/oj1qvk9m4n/index

CODE COMMITTEE UPDATE

Be a part of the 2026 Minnesota State Fire Code creation.  The MNAFAA Code Committee will meet virtually on March 16th from 4-6 pm.  We are very interested in your ideas and opinions. 

If you would like to participate – please contact Dan Morehead – Cell 952-564-5844 or e-mail danm@callmtg.com

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