About Us

Our Mission Statement

To be the foremost industry advocate organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of Fire and Life-Safety Systems.

Our Vision Statement

The AFAA mission is accomplished by focusing activity in the following areas:

  • Developing and delivering high quality training and educational programs.
  • Promoting code compliant installations.
  • Advocating thorough and proper inspection and tests.
  • Working with legislative bodies in the development of ordinances.
  • Promoting automatic fire detection as an integral part of a balanced fire protection solution.
  • Supporting competency for designers, technicians, and testing personnel.
  • Increasing public awareness of benefits and importance of fire and life-safety systems.
  • Advancing the cause of automatic fire alarm system reliability.
  • Gaining respect from all involved with Codes and Standards as an entity that supports “doing the right thing”.
  • Enhancing the fire alarm industry through professional training and educational programs.
  • Protecting the fire alarm industry from erosion by other interests.
  • Working to synergize efforts with other industry segments and organizations (NEMA, SFPE, CCFS, NFPA, NICET, NFSA, AFSA, FSSA, etc.).
  • Promoting the proper application of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to reduce residential fire deaths.