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National AFAA
Effective June 1, 2014
New office location and phone #:
81 Mill Street, Suite 300
Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone. 614-416-8076
Toll Free. 844-GET-AFAA (844-438-2322)
Fax. 614-453-8744

Randy Hormann is now our Administrative Director and is located at this location.
Tom Hammerberg is now Technical Director and is located in Jasper, GA.
Jeanne Hammerberg retired effective June 1, 2014. Please refer all questions to Randy Hormann.


What is AFAA?

AFAA stands for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

IL-AFAA is committed to influencing codes and standards at all levels to make buildings safer through the proper application of automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems. It actively participates in the code change process of International Code Conference (ICC) with focus on the IBC, IFC and IRC national codes; and the key NFPA Codes/Standards with focus on NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and 101 Life Safety Code.

Next Member Meeting

General Membership Meeting  

  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Reservation Deadline - March 9, 2015

Fundamentals of Smoke Control Systems

Presented by Mike Madden of Gamewell/FCI 

A presentation designed to give the fundamentals of smoke control systems. We will discuss NFPA 92-2015 and IFC 909.  The attendees will learn about smoke containment and smoke control and what the differences are.  We will discuss the various UL listings for UUKL Smoke Control.  We will discuss the equipment required to design a Firefighters Smoke Control Station and programming the system for proper operation.  The presentation will discuss third party testing and the need for an automatic weekly smoke control testing and report via the system software.  You will learn how to avoid the “gotchas” when designing a smoke control system.

ILLINOIS AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM ASSOCIATION - 900 Ogden Avenue, Unit No. 309, Downers Grove, IL 60515