News from AFAA National

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Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) is proud to announce our new On-Demand Learning Management System (LMS). This will allow members to earn a continuing education certificate at their own pace AND at no cost to them. If you miss a live webinar or have missed a live webinar in the past, you can now watch it and earn the continuing education certificate for it.

 This is the FIRST time we have ever been able to offer something like this and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with our members. If you aren’t a member, join today and take advantage of this new benefit!

 Just a reminder of the AFAA Member Benefits you can take advantage of:

  • Free CEUs for participation in our live bi-weekly webinars.
  • Access to the webinar presentation in PDF format and ability to watch previously recorded webinars.
Technical Expertise
  • Access to industry leading experts for technical expertise.
  • Representation on multiple NFPA standard technical committees including ICC codes, NFPA 72, and NFPA 101.
  • Access to for any code related question you may have

The University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering in collaboration with the Automatic Fire Alarm Association, present:

Professional Development Series:


January 7th and January 28th, 2021: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST (via Zoom)
Join us for two 90-minutes sessions to review the basics of risk analysis and methods to satisfy the requirements for Mass Notification System risk analysis.

Click here for more information

Presenters:Bill Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, SASHE    Larry Rietz, SETPresident and Founder                 Director

Koffel Associates, Inc.                  Jensen Hughes

 Successful completion of both classroom sessions, a group assignment and quiz will qualify participants for 4 contact hours of continuing education.


$295 for Non-Members

$250 for AFAA Members and UMD Fire Protection Alumni*

Register Now

*Discount code will be provided for UMD Fire Protection Alumni.
Please e-mail John Saams at for the discount code.

Please contact our office with any questions at (844)438-2322 or e-mail

Join us on Wednesday January 20th at 1:00 PM (EDT) for our free 60 minute webinar on:

NFPA 25: Update

Earn .1 CEU or 1 CPD for attending this live webinar!!
AFAA members receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education upon request, at no charge.
Non-members pay a $50 certificate Fee.

This presentation will cover the major changes in the 2020 edition, and some first draft revisions for the 2023 edition. More details will be released at a later date.

Webinar Registration
Presented by: Terry Victor

Terry Victor, Senior Manager of Industry Relations at JCI/Grinnell Fire Protection Solutions has over 47 years of technical experience in the fire sprinkler industry. He is NICET certified Level IV in Water Based Systems Layout and Special Hazards Systems Layout. He serves on various industry boards and committees, is a member of the CFSI National Advisory Committee and the NFFF Advisory Committee to the Board.

2021 Annual Meeting and Codes Conference Information

Our Annual Meeting will be May 3 – 5, 2021

Due to COVID-19, it’s being held VIRTUALLY so no need to travel!


(Tentative)May 3, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Business Meeting May 4, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Presentations May 5, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Presentations

 (All sessions are Eastern Standard Time)

They are now accepting presentation proposals!

Registration for sponsorship opportunities and attendees will open soon!

If you are interested in being a presenter at the Annual Meeting, please fill out this request:2021 Annual Meeting Presentation Submission

We will be accepting submissions until January 22, 2021.

After they have been reviewed, they will contact you via e-mail.

Please contact the National office at (844)-438-2322 or e-mail with any questions.

Congratulations to Our Membership on Winning AFAA Chapter of the Year for 2020!!!

Our First Annual Scholarship Awards, And the Winners Are….

Lauren Evers!

Kevin Damato!

Hannah Thornton!

Congratulations to All!!!