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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.


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. 


    • 12/03/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Via internet

    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.   

    • 02/03/2021
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • 02/06/2021
    • 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Virtual

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


    *Education          * Information          *Networking          *Exhibits

    Presidential Reception (Wednesday evening)

    CAFAA Annual Conference and Meeting (Thursday & Friday)

    California Fire Prevention Officer’s Meeting 

    CAFAA-Fire Prevention Officer’s Joint Luncheon 

    Industry Speakers and Presentations (Thursday & Friday) 

    Product Exhibition and Reception with Vendors (Thursday evening)) 

    Spouse/Guest Event (Thursday) 

    CAFAA’s General Meeting (Friday)

    CAFAA’s Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (Saturday)




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