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2016 Annual Meeting & Codes Conference

Welcome to St. Petersburg, FL
The “Sunshine City”, a town that enjoys an
average of 361 days of clear skies every year. 

April 5-8, 2016

The AFAA Annual Meeting and Codes Conference is one of the premier conferences and it’s kind, offering an engaging and informative program, formal and informal opportunities to build your professional network, and allows you to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the country and beyond.

Because of AFAA’s mission and advocacy of smoke detection and fire alarms, we were able to secure a very generous hotel room rate of $159.00 per night.

The AFAA Board of directors has agreed to continue the 2015 pricing for the 2016 conference with no price increases.

 

More information about the event, sponsorship details and hotel registration information will be available on our website around September 1, 2015.

 

2015 Fire Alarm Training Schedule

 
Current open enrollment and sponsored fire alarm training seminars scheduled across the United States. 
Please visit our website at www.FireAlarmTraining.org and click on the training tab to learn more about these training opportunities; dates, times, locations, cost, etc…

AFAA is constantly looking to grown and expand our training calendar. We would like the opportunity to bring some of the best fire alarm training thats available to your city, state or region.

If you have any questions or would like to host or sponsor an AFAA fire alarm seminar, please contact us via e-mail at Training@afaa.org

Will you please help AFAA spread the word and forward this message to those who would benefit from quality fire alarm training – thank you! 
2015 Seminars Scheduled –
Note: This schedule is a always growing and expanding. Please bookmark our website and check back often to view updates and additions.

September 8, 9, & 10- Tustin, CA –SPONSORED BY California AFAA

1. EVOLUTION OF NFPA 72
This seminar reviews the significant changes made to the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. A brief review of the history of the National Fire Alarm Code, which started in 1993, will be followed by a discussion of the significant changes in the 2010 and 2013 editions.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills

3. DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDKEEPING
– Understanding the Requirements of various recordkeeping forms – NFPA 72
– When and how to responsibly fill-out for their location and retention
– Exercises and explanation of other required paperwork
– Battery and Voltage Drop Calculations

 

September 15 & 16 – Torrance, CA –SPONSORED BY California AFAA

1. EVOLUTION OF NFPA 72
This seminar reviews the significant changes made to the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. A brief review of the history of the National Fire Alarm Code, which started in 1993, will be followed by a discussion of the significant changes in the 2010 and 2013 editions.

2. FIRE ALARM PLAN REVIEW
This application course describes the common problems associated with the plan review process and offers suggestions for improvement by providing plan review and acceptance test checklists, spreadsheets to determine battery and voltage drop calculations, exercises to determine proper spacing of smoke detectors, exercises to determine proper audibility of fire alarm notification appliances and proper sizing and placement of visible notification appliances. This seminar is based on IBC-2009, NFPA 72-2010 and NFPA 70-2008.

 

September 16 & 17 – Baton Rouge, LA –SPONSORED BY Louisiana AFAA

1. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills

2. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS – BASED UPON NFPA 72-2013
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

 

September 21, 22, 23, & 24 – Minneapolis, MN –SPONSORED BY Minnesota AFAA

1. UNDERSTANDING FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS OF THE 2015 MN STATE FIRE CODE
The new 2015 MN State Fire Code is being adopted. This course will cover the fire alarm requirements of the new code and the specific changes from the 2007 MSFC. The course will also cover NFPA 72 version 2010, adopted with the 2015 MSFC.

2. BASIC FIRE ALARM SEMINAR
Fire Alarm System Fundamentals – Battery-set Calculations – Initiating Devices – Voltage-drop calculations – Notification Appliances – Ohm’s Law – Fire Safety Control Functions. Upon completion of this 7 hour basic fire alarm seminar, participants will be able to apply the proper application and Installation methods required by the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 edition.

3. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTION – BASED UPON NFPA 72-2013
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition.

4. FIRE ALARM PLAN REVIEW SEMINAR
In this seminar, each participant will apply formulas to perform battery and voltage drop calculations, select proper notification appliances for particular applications and apply proper smoke detector location. They will be able to determine the items required for fire alarm plan submittals and discuss methods to improve the plan review process. Based on NFPA 72-2010.

5. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

 

September 22, 23, & 24- Pleasanton, CA –SPONSORED BY California AFAA

1. DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDKEEPING
– Understanding the Requirements of various recordkeeping forms – NFPA 72
– When and how to responsibly fill-out for their location and retention
– Exercises and explanation of other required paperwork
– Battery and Voltage Drop Calculations

2. UNDERSTANDING FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS OF THE 2012 NFPA 101, LIFE SAFETY
Discussions of general and specific requirements for fire alarm systems and practical exercises intended to improve the participant’s knowledge of how to use the building/fire codes for determining fire alarm requirements. This seminar is based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.

3. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
The seminar is based on the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the 2013 CEC; the following topics are covered:
– DAS – Blue pocket card requirements
– Non-power limited systems and circuits
– Power-limited systems and circuits
– Includes referenced sections in Chapter 3
– Conduit fill ratio
– Box fill ratio
– Raceway installations
– Exposed cable installations
– Conduit and cable types
– Cable listings and markings
– Voltage drop calculations
– Standby power calculation
– Battery Calculation exercise

 

October 6 & 7- Columbus, OH

1. UNDERSTANDING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS
This 7 hour seminar is beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers or lead installers responsible for fire alarm systems and authorities having jurisdiction responsible for fire alarm system plan review and acceptance testing. It is also useful for those preparing for the NICET Level III and IV computer-based test. Discussions and practical exercises are used to improve the participant’s knowledge of and how to use the building and fire codes in determining fire alarm requirements.

2. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS – BASED UPON NFPA 72-2010
Why Test and Inspect?
– Enforcement of Requirements – How to Conduct a Visual Inspection – “Selling” Testing and Inspections to the Owner – Documentation Testing Requirements Functional Tests
– Acceptance Testing – How to Conduct Functional Tests – Reacceptance Testing – Using a Checklist – Periodic Testing – Sensitivity Testing – Documentation

Upon completion of this 7 hour seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2010, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapter 14.
October 6, 7, & 8 – Denver, CO –SPONSORED BY Rocky Mountain AFAA

1. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTION – BASED UPON NFPA 72-2013
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

3. BASIC FIRE ALARM SEMINAR
Fire Alarm System Fundamentals – Battery-set Calculations – Initiating Devices – Voltage-drop calculations – Notification Appliances – Ohm’s Law – Fire Safety Control Functions. Upon completion of this 7 hour basic fire alarm seminar, participants will be able to apply the proper application and Installation methods required by the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 edition.
October 6, 7, & 8 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA–SPONSORED BY California AFAA

1. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

2. SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS
In this seminar, it is our intent that each participant will attain the ability to discern the basic requirement for Smoke Control Systems, including exposure to the CA Fire Code, Section 909, NFPA 92a and 92B. It is NOT our intent to teach you how to design a smoke control system, rather to make you aware of what you need to do to assist the Mechanical Engineer in the design phase with the goal of a successful project.

3. JUMP INTO FIRE
This seminar is intended for sales representatives interested in selling fire alarm services. The seminar includes a review of codes and standards, fire alarm system fundamentals (pieces and parts), the sales process, defining your market segments, and the importance of using clear contract language. Other sales opportunities are reviewed, including testing and inspection, and monitoring.
October 13, 14, & 15 – Laurel, MD –SPONSORED BY MD-DC-VA AFAA 

1. BASIC FIRE ALARM SEMINAR
Fire Alarm System Fundamentals – Battery-set Calculations – Initiating Devices – Voltage-drop calculations – Notification Appliances – Ohm’s Law – Fire Safety Control Functions. Upon completion of this 7 hour basic fire alarm seminar, participants will be able to apply the proper application and Installation methods required by the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 edition.

2. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTION – BASED UPON NFPA 72-2013
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition.

3. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

November 10, 11, & 12 Houston, TX 

1. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

3. UNDERSTANDING THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS 
This 7 hour seminar is beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers or lead installers responsible for fire alarm systems and authorities having jurisdiction responsible for fire alarm system plan review and acceptance testing. It is also useful for those preparing for the NICET Level III and IV computer-based test. Discussions and practical exercises are used to improve the participant’s knowledge of and how to use the building and fire codes in determining fire alarm requirements.

 

Dec 8, 9, & 10 – Portland, OR 
Seminars Topics and Dates To Be Determined.

 

Other Tentative Seminars in Process –
Georgia  AFAA – November/December
Pennsylvania  AFAA – in October/November
Las Vegas, NV – October/November

 

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The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) was founded in 1953 and is the only professional (not-for-profit) national association dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection, smoke detection, and fire alarm systems industry.

AFAA is dedicated to fostering and improving relationships within the fire alarm industry and among associated industries.

Our mission as an industry advocate is to improve the quality, reliability and the value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems.

2015 Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities:
AFAA is working on our 2015 webinar schedule. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of our webinars, please contact us to discuss pricing and the benefits of sponsorship. For more information please e-mail our webinar team at webinar@afaa.org.

 

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