Welcome to the Florida AFAA.

Our Mission Statement:

To be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems

Your Florida Automatic Fire Alarm Association is part of the national AFAA which was founded in 1953. We’re the only professional national association dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry through education, codes & standards, advocacy, and research. The AFAA is dedicated to be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems. 


 In Person Meetings/Training Sessions Returning: Please take a short survey by clicking here  

After two years of isolation and holding meetings via Microsoft TEAMS, Your Florida AFAA is ready to return to in-person meetings. Beginning in January, 2022, we plan to conduct these meetings both in person, and on line utilizing the Microsoft TEAMS; Utilizing TEAMS allows members to attend meetings when the venues are remote from their locations (IE: you may still attend when a meeting is live in Tampa and you’re in Miami) or for any other reason.  

We need your opinion as to what our future meetings’ formats will take. Please click here to access a short survey to ascertain what form those meetings / sessions will take. 


Industry News:

  • Your FLAFAA contributed to the updates of Florida Rules 69A-48.005 and .008
    • 69A-48.005 - (Record of Completion) has some minor language updates such as changing the term “Service Entity” to “Repair Company”, and updates code references
    • 69A-48.008 - (Monitoring): in addition to the same language changes, a procedure was added when changing service companies – An AHJ inspection is no longer mandatory for a simple change of monitoring companies – In lieu of an AHJ inspection, the new company must complete a DFS-K3-2016 form and forward it to the AHJ.  Check with your local AHJ if their local requirements are more
    • Click Here to view the latest version of 69A-48
  • Remember - 2021 is a "CODE YEAR"; The Florida Fire Prevention Code advances to the 7th Edition. New NFPA references to NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 2018 editions which references NFPA 72, 2016 edition
  • Please welcome Dallas Soles as our new Association Secretary: Dallas has been employed by the St. Petersburg Fire Rescue for 15 years as both a Fire Code Inspector and Fire Senior Plans Examiner.  He is currently certified in the State of Florida as a Fire Safety Inspector I and II, Firefighter II, and Pro Board-certified Fire Inspector I/II and Plans Examiner I
  • The latest COVID-19 impact to the industry - DPBR changes the rules [ MORE


 Florida AFAA Awarded Association Of The Year!

Your FLAFAA was awarded the prestigious Association of the Year award at the annual AFAA Conference held virtually on May 4th & 5th, 2021 .

 Thanks for being a member of the FL-AFAA


Upcoming...

Collier & Lee County Fire Marshals Association Charity Clay/Skeet Shoot - Saturday, 04-DEC-21

For more info, go to https://ccfdin.com/event/skeet-shoot or contact Shar Beddow @ 239-340-6569 or email [email protected]


 

FLAFAA Monthly Member and Board Meetings every 2nd Wednesday (unless stated otherwise)

Please send an email requesting attendance to [email protected] .

Upcoming Meeting dates: 

  • December  8
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9

Effective January, 2022, meetings will be held in person and virtually (via Microsoft Teams). Please go to the meetings tab to find the latest meeting venue