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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, December 5, 2014
  • Reservation Deadline - December 1, 2014

Off-Premise Signaling

Presented by Larry Shudak, Principal Engineer, UL

Off-premise signaling has been in a state of flux for several years with no end in sight.  The industry will always be faced with the phased obsolescence of older wired and wireless communication technologies.  The requirements in the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code react from edition to edition to address newer technologies and changing older technologies.   This presentation will take a snapshot of where we are at now and look at some current solutions to technologies which are anticipated to be retired.

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