About Us

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.

MISSION
Improve Fire & Life Safety

The purpose of MNAFAA is to assist in improving Life Safety for Minnesota, educate organizations and individuals in the industry, influence codes and standards, promote the role of fire alarm systems, communicate ideas and solutions, and promote NICET Certification process.

WHAT WE DO
Influence Codes & Standards

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.

MNAFAA Board Members

(May 2017 – May 2018)

Elections are to occur at the May general membership meeting. Board member terms are two-years in length. Board position terms are one-year in length and are appointed by the board after the May meeting. The President position is limited to four consecutive one-year terms.

JEFF BESEL
JEFF BESEL

President

Obermiller Nelson Engineering | Term Exp 5/10/20

KEVIN OPITZ
KEVIN OPITZ

Vice President

Commercial Fire and Security | Term Exp 5/10/19

JORDAN BARNES
JORDAN BARNES

Secretary

Custom Alarm | Term Exp 5/10/19

TOM PITSCHNEIDER
TOM PITSCHNEIDER

Treasurer

Shakopee Fire Department | Term Exp 5/10/20

JOHN HAGLIN
JOHN HAGLIN

Training Contact

Siemens | Term Exp 5/10/20

JOHN FABIAN
JOHN FABIAN

Director of Program

LVC Companies | Term Exp 5/10/19

BRIAN BROM
BRIAN BROM

Director of Social Media

LVC Companies| Term Exp 5/10/20

Based out  of  Minnesota. National chapter established in 1953.

PLUS CODES INFLUENCED
CHAPTERS NATIONALLY
PLUS MEMBERS STRONG
PLUS STANDARDS RAISED

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
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