NameCompanyBoard Position
James Mongeau Space Age Electronics President
Open Vice President
Tim Biron RB Allen VP - State of Maine
Matt Beuhrer Buehrer Alarm Systems Consulting VP - State of Vermont
Brian Ballou Ballou Electrical Services and Training VP - State of Rhode Island
David Pontbriand SimplexGrinnell VP - State of Connecticut
Open VP - State of New Hampshire
Open Secretary
Stephen Prior Priority Fire & Security Treasurer
Chris Agri Space Age Electronics Director of IT
David Ritter Keltron Corporation Director of Membership
Tony Difranco RB Allen Director of Industry Affairs
John Houlihan Fire Command Systems, Inc. Director of Training
David Petersen TC Life Safety, Inc. Director of Marketing
Kyle Jarvenpaa Space Age Electronics Director of Digital Media
 Lee DeVito Jensen Hughes Director
Robert Hill Robert Hill & Associates Director
Joseph Palmieri Retired - Tyco Integrated Security Director
Anthony Shalna Gamewell-FCI (Retired) Director Emeritus

The benefits of becoming a member of the AFAA New England include:

  • AFAA-NE membership automatically includes AFAA National membership
  • AFAA-NE influences state and local ordinances, codes and standards that benefit the fire alarm industry
  • AFAA has representatives on NFPA 1, 70, 72, 76, 90A, 101, 909 and 5000 Technical Committees
  • AFAA-NE provides a direct link to research within the industry
  • AFAA-NE supports research through the NFPA Fire Research Foundation for projects that will directly affect fire alarm systems
  • AFAA-NE provides quality education for the fire alarm system industry, including NICET preparation and future FASA/BASA certification
  • AFAA-NE training courses provide continuing education credits
  • AFAA-NE provides networking opportunities with other fire alarm industry professionals
  • AFAA-NE promotes professionalism within the fire alarm industry
  • AFAA-NE provides for a direct voice within the fire alarm industry
  • AFAA-NE provides member discounts for seminars, publications, forms, etc.
  • AFAA-NE membership increases visibility and creates business opportunities
  • AFAA-NE provides a forum to resolve specific problems including design, application, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and system performance of fire alarm systems
  • AFAA-NE provides for participation in the web-based fire alarm discussion list
  • AFAA-NE provides technical assistance on interpretations of codes and standards
  • AFAA-NE membership includes subscription to the monthly member e-bulletin
  • Hertz Rental Car discounts
  • Delta Air Line discounts

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As individuals and companies engaged in the fire detection and alarm systems industry, we recognize our responsibility to maintain high standards of reliability in the application of the life safety and property protection systems provided by us.

We, therefore, pledge and ascribe to the following:

  • To be honest and fair in all matters with our employees,customers, subcontractors, distributors, competitors and suppliers
  • To follow nationally recognized Codes and Standards, federal, state and local laws and regulations, when designing, supplying or installing fire detection and alarm systems.
  • To encourage and support well-founded legislation affecting our industry and the people we serve.
  • To support and participate in the education of those in and regulating our industry.
  • When representing the Association we will conduct ourselves professionally and with decorum.
  • Individually, we will strive for high standards of performance and professional competence.
  • We will judge all of our actions based on the questions, "Is it right?" and "Is it fair?"

We accept this code freely and pledge to support our Association in its endeavors to improve the life safety and property protection in the United States of America.

The Automatic Fire Alarm Association was formed in 1953 and is the only national trade association exclusively dedicated to representing the automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems industry. The membership is made up of all segments of industry (manufacturer's, distributors, state and regional associations, users, AHJs, engineers, and others).

The Association 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. Over the last four years significant time and energy has been spent on insuring that the ICC (International Code Council) and the International Building, Fire and Residential Codes scheduled for publication in the year 2000 require fire alarm and automatic detection systems for life safety and proper protection. Members also participate in the promulgation of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code and NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm Code.

The AFAA sponsors an internet Discussion List for fire alarm professionals to discuss all aspects of automatic fire alarm systems.

Our members live by a Code of Ethics. We are governed by a Board of Directors, and we are guided by a strong commitment to education.

Thank you for considering membership in the Automatic Fire Alarm Association's New England Chapter. If you're curious about how the AFAA-NE can benefit you both personally and professionally, we encourage you to review the Benefits of Membership.

AFAA National has begun handling membership for all chapters. Please download an application here and return it to the address, fax number or email address shown on the application.