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FIRE ALARM ASSOCIATION



CAFAA EVENTS, GENERAL MEETINGS and ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CAFAA sponsors many events throughout the year in Northern and Southern California with the goal of: 

  • providing statewide and regional forums for open communication between code promulgators. authorities having jurisdiction, and fire alarm system professionals
  • providing a showcase for fire alarm product vendors at the Annual Conference
  • delivering code-focused presentations and discussions at all events and meetings
  • providing opportunities for attendees to network with other fire alarm system professionals

Bi-monthly General Meetingsconducted alternately in each of the two regions; this is a board of directors meeting open to all who wish to attend.

Annually, CAFAA hosts the State Agency Forum in Sacramento, CA.   The format of the meeting is a Question and Answer (Q&A) disussion, where representatives from the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, Division of the State Architect, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Planning & Development and the Building Standards Commission are invited to address the questions posed by the attendees which includes CAFAA members, CAFAA’s Board of Directors, Manufacturer’s and AHJs.  These meeting are open to all.

A Lunch and Learning session is sometimes paired with the State Agency Forum meeting.  The Learning session provides for an educational presentation on a topic of current/special interest to the industry.  This session is open to all.

Once a year in each region, CAFAA hosts the AHJ Roundtable.  These meetings are held in different areas within each region and are Q&A sessions with 3-4 AHJ area-representative panelists that respond to the questions posed by the attendees.   These meetings are open to all.

Once a year, a Board-Only meeting is held for the CAFAA Board of Directors for the purpose of discussing the association business and to conduct the planning for upcoming events.

Since 1970, CAFAA has hosted an Annual Meeting with the purpose of providing the attendees with information and educational presentations and discussions relative to the Fire Alarm industry and our code environment.





2020 VIRTUAL MEETINGS

In light of the travel and large gathering restrictions due to Covid 19, CAFAA has restructured the format for the June 11, 2020 (SoCal AHJ Roundtable) and the August 13, 2020 (NorCal AHJ Roundtable) meetings, as well as the CAFAA General Meetings that would have preceded the Roundtables.

All of these meetings will be conducted via the internet. 

REGISTRATION FOR CURRENT EVENTS

    • 02/02/2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 02/04/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Hotel Palm Springs, CA
    Register

    California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA)Annual Conference (since 1970)

    52nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    February 2nd– February 5th, 2022

    Palm Springs, California

    *Education          * Information          *Networking          *Exhibits

    Presidential Reception (Feb 2, 2022)

    2022 CAFAA Annual Conference and Meeting (Feb 3
    & Feb 4, 2022)

    California Fire Prevention Officer’s Meeting

    CAFAA/Fire Prevention Officer’s Joint Luncheon (Feb 3, 2022)

    Industry Speakers and Presentations (Feb 3 & Feb 4, 2022)

    Product Exhibition and Reception with Vendors (Feb 4, 2022)

    Spouse/Guest Event (Feb 3, 2022)

    CAFAA’s General Meeting (Feb 4, 2022)

    CAFAA’s Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (February 5, 2022)


    Click for TITLE Page

    Click for REGISTRATION INFO. FOR ATTENDEES & EXHIBITORS

    Click for PRGRAM & SCHEDULE

    Click for SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES & CONFERENCE FEES

    Click for fillable REGISTRATION FORM 

    Click for fillable GOLF REGISTRATION FORM 

    Click for 6-PAGE CONFERENCE PACKAGE


    Click here to RESERVE A HILTON HOTEL ROOM @ the Conference-Guaranteed Rate of $189/night

    NOTE:  you will receive an message that there are no more rooms; that is only true for a stay that includes Friday Feb 4.  Rooms for that night are sold-out.  However, there are rooms from Jan 30-Feb 3 (checking out on Feb 4). 

    To reserve a room,  click the link above.  You will see a message 'Unfortunately, this room block is sold out.  For alternate rooms and rate, please click here.

    Click on the 'click here' link.  On the landing page, at the top of the page, click on the 'Edit Stay'.  At that point, you can select your desired check-in and check-out dates (excluding a check-out date of Feb 4).


    PALM SPRINGS COVID MANDATES

    HOW THEY AFFECT YOU and WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

    The City of Palm Springs will have two COVID-19 mandates in place, which will impact you as an attendee of the Feb. 02-05, 2022, CAFAA Annual Conference event.  These mandates also apply to your attending spouse or significant other.

    1)      Masks are required in all indoor areas of the hotel, i.e., lobby, hallways, meeting rooms, etc. except when eating or drinking.

    2)      The City of Palm Springs ‘Local Emergency Supplementary Order Regarding Proof of Vaccination Status, or Negative COVID-19 Test for Indoor Dining at Bars and Restaurants’ (August 26, 2021), will be in effect for our event.  

    This Order requires Bars and Restaurants to require Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test from patrons who will be removing their face coverings to eat or drink indoors. 

    We will have 3 indoor eating events.  The Hilton Hotel requires Proof of Full Vaccination or if you are unvaccinated, they will require written evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken on or after 8am on Jan 31, 2022 if checking into the conference on Feb 03, 2022.   

    PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION includes:

    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or WHO Yellow Card), which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last date administered.
    • A photo or photocopy of a Vaccination Record Card
    • A photo of the person’s Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device if providing this in person
    • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider, or
    • A digital record that includes a QR code that, when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader, displays to the reader the client’s name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type, if providing it in person.

    VACCINATION EXEMPTION you are exempt from the vaccination requirement of the Order by providing to the bar/restaurant one of the following:

    • A statement (which may be verbal) that you have declined the COVID-19 vaccination based on religious belief, or
    • A statement (which may be verbal) that you are excused due to a medical reason.  You do not need to state the underlying medical condition or disability, only the fact that there is a qualifying medical reason.

    IF YOU ARE UNVACCINATED, whether based on either Exemption above, or for any other reason, you must provide written evidence to the bar/restaurant of a negative COVID-19 test. 

    NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST includes:

    Negative SARS-CoV-2 test, either PCR or Antigen testing.  Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

    IN ADVANCE OF THE CONFERNECE:

    If you are vaccinated or are Exempt from the Vaccination requirement, you can provide Proof of Full Vaccination or an Exemption Statement, in advance of the event.  A special sticker will be affixed to your badge which notes that you have confirmed your status. 

    Send to info@cafaa.com , by 5pm Friday, January 28, 2022

    For Exempt attendees: print, complete and sign the ‘Covid Vaccination and Exemption Confirmation’.

    For Vaccinated attendees:  send your Proof of Full Vaccination.

    AT THE START OF THE CONFERENCE:

    To receive a sticker, if you do not have one on your badge at Check-In:

    Provide the Hotel with either your Vaccination Card or an Exemption Statement.

    If un-vaccinated, provide the Hotel with written evidence of a Negative COVID-19 test result taken on or after 8am on Jan 31,2022 if checking into the conference on Feb. 03, 2022.

    No refunds will be made if you do not provide the information required by these COVID-19 mandates

    The sticker will be used by the Hotel to identify those who have provided the Mandate information.  You will need a sticker on your badge to eat indoors, to enter our meeting and/or Exhibitor rooms.

    The City of Palm Springs is scheduled to re-review their Order at the Jan. 27, 2022 Council meeting.  We will keep you informed of any changes that might occur before that date.

    Both the Hilton Hotel and CAFAA wish to make and keep this event safe for all of our attendees; please help to make it so.   


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