Welcome to the MD-DC-VA Chapter of AFAA

Did you miss our September Meeting? You can see the video by visiting our Resources Page

We are currently accepting Board of Director applications until March 1, 2022. If you are a current AFAA member of our Chapter and wish to apply, please email Tim Wright at timothy.wright@siemens.com

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.

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 100 members, and was chosen as “Chapter of the Year” at the annual National AFAA meeting in 1998, 2002, 2004, and 2008.


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

Automatic Fire Alarm Association is pleased to announce we are changing the name of our Annual Meeting and Codes Conference to:

2022 Annual Fire Expo

We will be in Palm Coast, FL at the

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Our expo will be held

Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5, 2022

2022 Annual Fire Expo Registration


Our expo kicks off Monday, May 2, 2022 with our Vendor Reception and attendees will have an opportunity to earn 10+ hours of continuing education throughout our expo!!

To view our full schedule, please visit:

2022 Annual Expo Schedule


We have secured a room rate of $195 per night at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa. A web link to book your room and other important information will be provided upon registering for the event.

2022 Annual Fire Expo Pricing
2022 Annual Fire Expo Registration

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

More details will be released as we finalize them.

Palm Coast, Florida at the

Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa

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