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Upcoming events

    • 06/16/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • In-person (IRVINE, CA)
    Register

    MEETING VENUE:

    ATRIUM HOTEL, 18700 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

    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:

    JEFF HALPERT (Sr. Fire Protection Engineer, TERPconsulting, Redondo Beach, CA)

    LORRI LARSON (Fire Safety Specialist, City of Temecula)

    PARI BAGAYEE (Supervising Fire Plans Examiner, Pasadena Fire Dept.)

    STEVE SCHWARTZ (Sr. Project Mgr., Consolidated Fire Protection, Irvine, CA.)


    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 10, 2022.

    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:

    There are a limited number of guest rooms with a guaranteed rate of $199 at the Atrium Hotel.

    Call the hotel at 949.833.2770 or to book online: Click HERE

    The rate code for this group is: CAFAA0616/22


    • 06/16/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • in-person IRVINE, CA

    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.   


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


    • 09/15/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • in-person HCAI Sacramento, CA

    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

    9:00am - 12:00pm  CAFAA GENERAL MEETING

    Bi-monthly General Meetings; conducted alternatively in each of the two regions; this is a Board of Director's 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.

    12:00pm - 1:00pm  LUNCH

    1:00pm - 5:00pm  27th ANNUAL STATE AGENCY MEETING


    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 08, 2022

    THE MEETING PROCESS:

    · As questions are submitted prior to the meeting, they will be added to the Advance Questions document, in order of submission.

    · The Advance Questions will be provided to all attendees and the panelists prior to the meeting in the form of a PDF sent to the attendee's email.

    · Just prior to the meeting, we will provide you with the final PDF version of the Advance Questions.

    · During the meeting, all participants (except the panelists and moderators) will be muted.  If you wish to comment/questions, you will be un-muted by virtually raising your hand in the CHAT section.  

    · Depending on the time spent on an individual issue, we may need to limit the discussion in order to address all of the other submitted questions.  Also, if multiple questions are submitted by one individual, we may ask that person, prior to or at the meeting, to select their most important question(s) for discussion.

    · CAFAA will not be issuing any discussion notes and/or response documentation.

    • 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 

    • 02/01/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • 02/04/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hilton Hotel Palm Springs, CA

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

    53rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    February 1st– February 4th, 2023

    Palm Springs, California

    *Education          * Information          *Networking          *Exhibits

    Presidential Reception (Feb 1, 2023)

    2022 CAFAA Annual Conference and Meeting (Feb 2
     & Feb 3, 2023)

    California Fire Prevention Officer’s Meeting

    CAFAA/Fire Prevention Officer’s Joint Luncheon (Feb 2, 2023)

    Industry Speakers and Presentations (Feb 2 & Feb 3, 2023)

    Product Exhibition and Reception with Vendors (Feb 2, 2023)

    Spouse/Guest Event (Feb 2, 2023)

    CAFAA’s General Meeting (Feb 3, 2023)

    CAFAA’s Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (February 4, 2023)


    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.   


    • 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 1st– February 4th, 2023

    Palm Springs, California

    *Education          * Information          *Networking          *Exhibits

    Presidential Reception (Feb 1, 2023)

    2023 CAFAA Annual Conference and Meeting (Feb 2
     & Feb 3, 2023)

    California Fire Prevention Officer’s Meeting

    CAFAA/Fire Prevention Officer’s Joint Luncheon (Feb 2, 20223)

    Industry Speakers and Presentations (Feb 2 & Feb 3, 2023)

    Product Exhibition and Reception with Vendors (Feb 2, 2023)

    Spouse/Guest Event (Feb 2, 2023)

    CAFAA’s General Meeting (Feb 3, 2023)

    CAFAA’s Bill Fitchie Memorial Golf Tournament (February 4, 2023)

    Click for TITLE PAGE

    Click for PROGRAM & 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

      





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