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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

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

    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.    

    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


    • 02/01/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02/03/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Hotel Palm Springs, CA
    Register

    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

    Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (Feb. 01, 2023)
    New day for this event; now WEDNESDAY (before conference start) instead of Saturday (after conference ends)
    Presidential Reception (Feb. 01, 2023)

    State Fire Marshal's Advisory Committee Meeting (Feb. 01, 2023)

    WBFAA Board Meeting (Feb. 01, 2023)

    CAFAA Annual Conference Industry Speakers and Presentations          

    (Feb. 02 & Feb. 03, 2023) 

    Exhibit and Reception with Vendors (Feb. 02, 2023)

    CAFAA General Meeting (Feb. 03, 2023)

    IF YOU ARE AN EXHIBITOR OR EXHIBITOR SPONSOR: registration begins at 12:01am on November 01, 2022 BY EMAIL ONLY.  Click below on the 'Exhibitor Registration Information'

     

    ALL OTHER REGISTRANTS: - you may register now, by email or online

    Click for TITLE Page

    Click for PROGRAM & SCHEDULE 

    Click for SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES & CONFERENCE FEES

    Click for EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    If you are an Exhibitor, you will not be able to register online; instead fill out the 'fillable CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM and send it to CAFAA. .

    Click for fillable CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

    TO REGISTER:  You can fill out this form and send it to info@cafaa.com or register online yourself.  See above info if you are an Exhibitor 

    Click for fillable GOLF REGISTRATION FORM

    Click for the CONFERENCE PACKAGE (contains all forms/documents)

    Click for the CONFERENCE SPEAKER BIOS

    Hilton hotel rooms are available @ the Conference-guaranteed rate of $189/night (subject to availability)

    Click here to make a hotel reservation

    or call 1.760.320.6868

     


    • 02/02/2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 02/03/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Palm Springs
    Register

    Registering for this event will trigger an email to info@cafaa.com to send you a Certificate of Completion for your attendance at the 2023 CAFAA Annual Conference.   

    After the completion of the conference, a Certificate for Eight (8.0) Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) for Fire Alarm Education Sessions will be sent to you. 

    The Certificate can then be submitted to the WBFAA for conversion to Continuing Education Hours for application towards the renewal of your State certification.

    • 04/20/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    MEETING LOCATION

    TBD

    MEETING DAY SCHEDULE

     7:300am - 8:30am   Breakfast

      8:30am - 12:30pm  CAFAA AHJ Q&A Roundtable Meeting

    12:30pm -   1:30pm  Lunch

      1:30pm -   4:00pm  CAFAA General Meeting

    In recent years, CAFAA developed the regional AHJ Roundtable sessions that have been extremely informative and engaging for all parties involved with CAFAA. 
    Taking collaboration between AHJs and the CAFAA General membership one step further, we are introducing our AHJ-CONTRACTOR ROUNDTABLE series. 
    Your submitted questions will be posed to a mixed panel of AHJs and Industry professionals to answer (barring any company trade secrets, of course). 
    How many answers from the industry professional(s) will match the AHJ’s? 
    Submit your questions and attend to find out!
    There will be 4 panelists (AHJs and Industry professionals).

    THE 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 AHJs and Industry Professionals 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 for NorCal Roundtable - submit to info@cafaa.com as early as possible, with the last date for submission April 14, 2023.

    FREE for California FPOs

    $95 for employees of a CAFAA member company

    $120 for non-CAFAA member attendees


    MEETING PANELISTS:

    TBD


    GUEST ROOMS at the meeting venue hotel:

    TBD


    • 06/15/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    MEETING VENUE:

    TBD

    MEETING DAY SCHEDULE:

     7:45am -   8:30am   Breakfast

     8:30am - 11:30pm   CAFAA Q&A Roundtable Meeting

    11:30pm - 12:30pm  Lunch

    12:30pm -  2:00pm   CAFAA Q&A Roundtable Meeting (extension if needed, otherwise the CAFAA General Meeting will begin)

      2:00pm -  4:00pm   CAFAA General Meeting

    THE MEETING:

    In recent years, CAFAA developed the regional AHJ Roundtable sessions that have been extremely informative and engaging for all parties involved with CAFAA. 

    Taking collaboration between AHJs and the CAFAA General membership one step further, we are introducing our AHJ-CONTRACTOR ROUNDTABLE series. 

    Your submitted questions will be posed to a mixed panel of AHJs and Industry professionals to answer (barring any company trade secrets, of course). 

    How many answers from the industry professional(s) will match the AHJ’s? 

    Submit your questions and attend to find out!

    There will be 2 AHJs and 2 Industry professionals.

    MEETING PANELISTS:

    TBD


    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 AHJs and Industry Professionals 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 for SoCal Roundtable - submit to info@cafaa.com early, with the last date for submission                   June 9, 2023.

    FREE for California FPOs

    $95 for employees of a CAFAA member company

    $120 for non-CAFAA member attendees

    GUEST ROOMS at the meeting venue hotel:

               TBD


    • 08/17/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Saf-Com Supply


    • 09/21/2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • In-person (HCAI Sacramento, CA)
    • 80

    MAXIMUM of 80 ATTENDEES - the Meeting space has limited seating; no Walk-In attendees (you must register to attend this event).  A Wait List process will be implemented when the maximum seating is reached.  If/as cancellations are received, the Wait listed people will be contacted.   


    MEETING VENUE:

             Dept. of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI)

    2020 W. El Camino

    Sacramento, CA 95833

    MEETING DAY(s) SCHEDULE:

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

    10:00am - 12:00pm   LEARNING SESSION

    TBD 

    12:00pm -   1:00pm   Lunch

      1:00pm -   5:00pm   CAFAA 29th ANNUAL STATE AGENCY MEETING  

    FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

      8:30am -  9:30am      Breakfast

      9:30am -11:30am    CAFAA GENERAL MEETING

    THE STATE AGENCY MEETING:

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

    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, as soon as possible, but no later than October 13, 2023

    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  14, 2023

    FREE for active California FPOs

    $95 for employees of a CAFAA member company

    $120 for non-CAFAA member attendees

    FEE COVERS BOTH DAY's EVENTS



    • 12/07/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Fairmont Hotel San Francisco, CA
    • 40

    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 as guests of the CAA at their Winter Conference venue, the Fairmont Nob Hill in San Francisco.    

    Lunch will be provided by CAA.  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.



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