Upcoming Events-

Please review our Events Calendar to see what's coming up courtesy of the NW AFAA. 

NWAFAA Symposium-
It is that time of year!  the NW AFAA is preparing to host it's 9th Annual Fire Alarm Symposium.  On Tuesday, May 3rd, we will all convene at the Portland Lloyd Center Double Tree Hotel, in order to discuss the most recent developments in the Fire Alarm Community.   Items of discussion include, but will not limited to:

-Documentation Requirements from the 2013 NFPA 72
-Fire Alarm System Networks
-Fire Alarm System Monitoring Types and Requirements. 

We will be treated to presentations by Tom Hammergerg (NFPA 72), Mike Clark (NICET Certification), and Skip Vandeventer (Fire Alarm System Networks).   We will also be joined by representation from the Oregon Burglar and Fire Alarm Association to discuss Fire Alarm system monitoring types and requirements. 

Additionally, multiple vendors will be showcasing their latest and greatest technologies, in order to equip you for success. 

As always, the day will be capped by the ever popular AHJ forum, where we have the unique opportunity to have our pressing code questions addressed.    

Registration opens up at 7AM, and the event will be held from 8AM to 4:45PM.   For more information, please email us at symposium@nwafaa.org, or review the Symposium Flyer

General Meetings-

TVF&R will be hosting the upcoming Northwest Automatic Fire Alarm Association quarterly meeting on April 19th.  It will take place at Fire Station 56 in Wilsonville and I want to extend an invitation to our local AHJ’s.  The meeting topic will be “Acceptance Testing.”  This is a great opportunity for our industry folks to speak with local AHJ’s about current topics in the metro area.  The meeting starts at 11:30am and usually ends around 1:00pm….but may go longer if necessary.  Lunch is provided. 

 If you would like to attend, please RSVP to sean.durnin@convergint.com no later than April 15th.

 Thank you


TVF&R - Fire Station 56
8445 SW Elligsen Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
“Parking is on the North side of the building”


2016 Training Sessions-

The NWAFAA has coordinated two training sessions for participants in the Seattle/Renton area.  These will cover Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing, and NFPA 72/NEC.  Both will be held at the Puget Sound Electrical JATC at 550 SW 7th St, Renton, WA 98057.   More information can be found at this link.  

FA Industry Webinars-

Pursuant to our commitment to provide our users with the most relevant and up to date industry information, the NWAFAA would like to present a listing of webinars for member access.  These can be found in our Members Resource section.

Join our Meeting ...

  • QUARTERLY ... Quarterly meetings are generally held the third Tuesday of January, April, June and October from 11:30am to 1:00 pm. Meetings are preceded by our monthly Board of directors meetings from 11:00 to 11:30 am. Quarterly Meetings are typically held at the NECA IBEW Training Center at 16021 NE Airport Way in Portland, OR. Everyone is welcome.
  • MONTHLY ...  Monthly Board meetings are held at 7:00 am on the third Thursday of February, March, May, July, August, September,November, and December. These meetings are typically held at: Stepping Stone, 2390 NW Quimby, Portland, 7:00 AM

Welcome New Board Members

Congratulation to Joe Ripp who was elected as the President of the NWAFAA. We expect great things from Joe in next two years. 
Additionally Gert Zoutendijk has been re-elected as Class I Director, and Alex Maia has been re-elected  as a Class C Director. 

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