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The benefits of CAFAA membership include the following

    • discounted CAFAA training course fee(s).   CAFAA offers fire alarm related courses, conducted in either Northern or Southern California.  You can see the course offering(s) at the Training page.
    • receipt of up-to-date information by attending our regularly scheduled meetings:

There are roundtable meetings held at different locations in the calendar year (twice each in Southern and Northern California).  Attending these meetings is a great opportunity to find out what is going on and to network with other fire alarm system professionals and/or to meet with local/state Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) that share our common goal.

A roundtable meeting held in Sacramento is for the purpose of an open forum discussion with state officials.

Roundtable meetings held in each region for the purpose of an open forum discussion with local AHJs.

CAFAA’s annual meeting held each year in Palm Springs.  There are meeting sessions with a focus on fire alarm code, as well as a trade show.  It is well attended by local/State AHJs and by industry vendors.  You have the opportunity to learn the latest in fire technology and products as well as to talk directly with their representatives.

As a member you can attend any or all of these meetings.

Other membership benefits:

  • By contacting CAFAA, you have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience for answers to technical questions related to occupancy or fire codes.  We have a board of 13 volunteers and a membership of over 400 members from the fire service industry who can help provide information and interpretations.  Our Board Members can be reached by mail, phone, fax or internet, or you can direct your question(s) to info@cafaa.com or by phone at (888) 607-5959.

  • CAFAA works in cooperation with other associations and local/state agencies to provide our membership with information from the California Fire Chiefs Organization, California Building Standards Commission, the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA), the International Association of Fire Chiefs, California Fire Prevention Officers (North and South), California Department of Labor Relations, California Alarm Association (CAA), California State Fire Marshal Office, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Western Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (WBFAA) and National Institute for Certification Engineering Technologies (NICET) and many others.

  • You will be provided with information on local/national code updates, verification of agreement(s) with local fire jurisdictions and future NFPA and ICC code adoptions. 

  • Membership dues enables us to provide free CAFAA membership and meeting attendance to the Fire Protection Officers.

What You Can Offer to CAFAA

Your membership is important to keep CAFAA functioning, however of equal importance is your participation on one of many committees and/or the sharing of your ideas on how CAFAA can improve benefits and services to its membership.

Following is a list of CAFAA committee member participation.  We believe that in order to have progressive standards in place for the Automatic Fire Alarm Industry and have sound legislation affecting it and the safety of life and property, we must participate and be involved in the process.

Task Groups and Committee Reports: 
    • 2021 Annual Meeting – Heather Hays
    • Budget/Treasurer – Drew Turner
    • CSFM Code Interpretations – Toby Woods
    • CSFM/BML Report - Frank Alvernaz and Jay Levy
    • Division of State Architect (DSA) – Heather Hays
    • ERRCS Committee - Matt Brown and Alan Perdue
    • Ethics Committee - Frank Alvernaz, Jay Levy, Gabe Lovato, Drew Turner and Daniel Venencia
    • SFPE - Joseph R. Cervantes, Sr, Jay Levy and Daniel Tate
    • FPOs Northern California – Joel Reitz
    • FPOs Southern California – Kirk Greenwood
    • NFPA Report – Kevin Green
    • OSHPD – John Strohecker
    • Safer Building Coalition - Daniel Tate, Jay Levy and Matt Brown
    • Scholarship Committee - Lilianne Chaumont, Esq., Daniel Tate, Frank Alvernaz and Ivy Moon
    • Social Media - Joseph R. Cervantes, Sr. and Daniel Tate
    • Training – Frank Alvernaz

If you can think of ways in which CAFAA can improve operations and/or to better serve you as a member, please contact us at info@cafaa.com or by phone at (888) 607-5959 and/or contact one of the Board of Directors. Their email addresses are available on the Board of Directors page.

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