Welcome to MD-DC-VA AFAA

So 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 the model building code organizations (IBC and NFPA), and the associated code hearings.



Become a Sponsor.

Corporate registration to sponsor the MD-DC-VA AFAA for the next fiscal year began May 1st and will continue on a 1st come 1st serve basis until all 10 slots are full.

We would like to recognize and thank our corporate sponsors for the past year. Your support is very much appreciated. The logos for the 2022/2023 sponsors can be seen right here on our home page until May 31st.

 To register please click the link for corporate sponsor registration, complete the registration form, pay the sponsor fee and your sponsorship will be effective June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. We will contact all paid sponsors for a web-compatible logo.

 As a sponsor:

  • Your company logo will be displayed on the MD-DC-VA AFAA website as a corporate sponsor of our Chapter.
  • Your company name will be announced as a corporate sponsor at our quarterly membership meetings. Company logos will be displayed during the sign-in/registration period.
  • Your company‚Äôs logo will be included on Association event announcement emails (announcements for quarterly meetings, training opportunities, any special meetings, etc.). These emails are distributed to approximately 200 individuals on our mailing list, including engineers, contractors, AHJs, students etc.).
  • Your company will be provided 2 seats at each quarterly meeting.

Sponsorship will be limited to a maximum of 10 sponsors to offer a degree of exclusivity. No new sponsors will be added for the June 2023-May 2024 period once the 10 slots are filled. Your company information will be displayed as described above on June 1.

The cost to become a corporate sponsor is only $750.

The MD-DC-VA AFAA appreciates your support! If you have any questions, please email Peter Milburn @ pmilburn@sciensbuildingsolutions.com.

Who is represented?

The membership is made up of all segments of industry, such as manufacturers, distributors, installers, users, authorities having jurisdiction, engineers, and anyone else interested in fire alarm.

MD-DC-VA AFAA Information

The MD-DC-VA chapter of the AFAA was formed in the 1990’s and our founding chapter President was Bob Harding. The MD-DC-VA chapter has grown to nearly 150 members, and was chosen as “Chapter of the Year” at the annual National AFAA meeting in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2020.


Click here to download a copy of our latest by-laws and any proposed revisions.

How to Join

If you would like to join our group please register here at no cost.

Benefits of being a member of MD-DC-VA AFAA

Access to previous meeting and webinars – Email Invites to Our Quarterly meetings and webinars – Ability to vote for the Board of Directors.

This website was prepared as a service to the MD-DC-VA AFAA community. Neither the MD-DC-VA AFAA nor any of its board members makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the MD-DC-VA AFAA. The opinions of the authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the MD-DC-VA AFAA and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.