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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

    • 07/19/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn 2000 Solar Dr. Oxnard, CA
    Register

    FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE ALARM PLAN REVIEW

    Class limited to 38 students

    COURSE DISCRIPTION

    This course is designed to familiarize the attendee with the requirements of the California Fire Code (CFC) and other standards as they pertain to fire alarm shop drawings and other project documents required to be submitted by contractors, engineers, or other qualified design professionals.  Specific federal or local jurisdictional requirements are not intended to be covered but would be welcome examples for discussion during the course presentation.  

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    This seminar is intended for authorities having jurisdiction involved in fire alarm system plan review, contractors providing submittal documentation for plan review and fire alarm system designers.

    7 contract hours of Continuing Education – Participant must attend the entire training course to receive credit.  A “Certificate of Completion” will be provided at the end of the course.

      WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTENDEES

    Employees of CAFAA member companies and Active FPOs:

    $199 ea. / 3 or more from same org. or company $ 179 ea.

    Non CAFAA members:

    $249 ea. / 3 or more from same company $229 ea. 

    Registration includes AM refreshments, Lunch and a student handout.     

    MATERIAL PROVIDED

    Students will be provided a paper copy of the presentation and a set of drawings to reference.   

    WHAT TO BRING

               Students should bring a calculator, pencils and note paper.

    INSTRUCTOR

    Curtis Streeter, SET
    NICET IV #102672 Fire Alarm Systems
    President/CEO
    Deep Blue Integration, Inc.

    Click here for his BIO

    • 08/18/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saf-Com Supply


    • 10/06/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In-person (HCAI Sacramento, CA)
    Register

    MEETING VENUE:

             Dept of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    2020 W. El Camino

    Sacramento, CA 95833

    MEETING DAY(s) SCHEDULE:

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 06, 2022

    10:00am - 12:00pm   Learning Session

    12:00pm -   1:00pm   Lunch

      1:00pm -   5:00pm   CAFAA 27th Annual State Agency meeting 

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 07, 2022

      8:30am -  9:30am      Breakfast

      9:30am -11:30am    CAFAA General meeting

    THE MEETING:

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 06, 2022

    Each year, beginning in 1996, the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association (CAFAA) has hosted an event (the State Agency meeting) in Sacramento, where representative from the California State Fire Marshal's Office, the Division of the State Architect, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Planning & Development and the Building Standards Commission are invited to meet with some of their stakeholders.  This group includes CAFAA members, Manufacturer's and the AHJs.

    The purpose of the State Agency meeting is to continue the open dialogue between the code enforcers, code promulgators and fire alarm system professionals on issues of mutual concern so that we may better serve the citizens of California.

    So that the most thoughtful responses can be given,  your questions will be provided to the State Agency panelists in advance of the meeting.

    Send your ADVANCE QUESTIONS to info@cafaa.com no later than September 29, 2022


    MEETING PROCESS:

    • As questions are submitted prior to the meeting, they will be reviewed by the CAFAA board, and if applicable will be added to the Advance Questions document, in order of submission AND with NO identification of the person posing it.  We are hoping that there will be more questions posed as well as possibly having more general Code questions asked.
    • Persons who have submitted questions should plan to attend the event to hear the responses/discussions as there will not be meeting minutes issued.
    • The Advance Questions will be provided to all attendees and the State Agencies, prior to the meeting in the form of a PDF sent to the attendee's email.  The Advance Questions are provided to the panelists so that the most thoughtful responses can be given at the meeting. 
    • Just prior to the meeting, we will provide you with the final PDF version of the Advance Questions.
    • CAFAA will not be issuing any discussion notes and/or response documentation, nor is any audio and/or video recording permitted.

    ADVANCE QUESTIONS - submit to info@cafaa.com early, with the last date for submission September 29, 2022

    FREE for California FPOs

    FEE COVERS BOTH DAY's EVENTS

    $95 for employees of a CAFAA member company

    $120 for non-CAFAA member attendees



    • 12/01/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • In-person @Fairmont SF

    Bi-monthly General Meetings:  conducted alternately in each of the two regions; this is a board of directors meeting open to all who wish to attend.  Matters of the association and issues of importance to the industry are discussed as well as reports provided by task group and committee representatives.   

    We will be conducting this meeting, in person, as guests of the CAA at their Winter Conference venue, the Fairmont Nob Hill in San Francisco.  We will also host the meeting via Zoom for those that cannot attend.   

    If you plan to attend in-person, please be advised of the following City & County of SF COVID mandates:   

    The Fairmont San Francisco is open, in accordance with City of San Francisco protocols and operating guidelines.

    • You will need to provide proof of vaccination to enter the hotel.
    • Masks are required in all indoor public settings, including our lobby, public spaces and restaurants, while not actively eating or drinking.
    • To learn more about the current travel guidelines please visit the City and County of San Francisco website here  .  

    Lunch will be provided by CAA for the in-person attendees.  Attendance is free.

    If you wish to also attend the CAA Winter Conference, the first 4 people from alarm installation companies will be guests of the sponsors.

    Click here for more information on the CAA Winter Conference 

    • 02/02/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02/03/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Hotel Palm Springs, CA

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

     53rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    February 01 – February 03, 2023

    Palm Springs, California

    *Education          * Information          *Networking          *Exhibits

    CAFAA’s Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (Feb. 01, 2023)

    Presidential Reception (Feb. 01, 2023)

    2022 CAFAA Annual Conference and Meeting (Feb. 02
     & Feb. 03, 2023)

    California Fire Prevention Officer’s Meeting (Feb. 01, 2023)

    CAFAA/Fire Prevention Officer’s Joint Luncheon (Feb. 02, 2023)

    Industry Speakers and Presentations (Feb. 02 & Feb. 03, 2023)

    Product Exhibition and Reception with Vendors (Feb. 02, 2023)

    Spouse/Guest Event (Feb. 02, 2023)

    CAFAA’s General Meeting (Feb. 03, 2023)

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    Hilton hotel rooms will be available @ the Conference-guaranteed rate of $189/night

     


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