Presidents Letter

Dear Members and Friends of the NYFAA,

Welcome to the New York Fire Alarm Association’s 20th anniversary year! On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I wish to thank you for your continued membership in OUR association. I emphasize the word “our” because this association continues to thrive based on the support of our member companies, without which we would have no voice advocating for life safety advances in the greater New York City region.

Some of the highlights of our Association’s achievements in the last year include:

  • Continued membership and active participation in the code development and code interpretation processes.
  • On-going dialogue with AHJ’s throughout the region, including the FDNY Bureau of Fire Prevention and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office. We thank our partners at both organizations for their tireless efforts in improving life safety for all, and we look forward to continued collaboration with them. In the past twelve months, the Association has provided suggestions for and feedback on new policies, new Certificates of Fitness, and new bulletins in multiple jurisdictions to guide the industry.
  • Technical education opportunities for our members. Topics at our meetings in 2023 included fire detection options for lithium-ion battery incidents, fire and smoke damper installation and testing requirements, and the code requirements for smoke control and post-fire smoke purge systems, to name a few.
  • Launch of our C2C Classroom to Career initiative in partnership with local colleges and technical training schools to identify and develop more interested candidates who wish to work in the fire alarm industry.
  • A successful golf outing raising money for local burn centers and other charities. There was no rain in 2023, and we were able to raise enough funds to increase our donations to four worthy causes.

As the incoming President, I look forward to the continued feedback and support from each and every member as we seek to grow our membership. Some important dates from our upcoming 2024 calendar:

  • January 24, 2024 Annual Awards Dinner
  • March 20, 2024 Annual Vendor Show
  • May 15, 2024 General Meeting
  • September 16, 2024 Annual Golf Outing
  • September 18, 2023 General Meeting
  • November 13, 2024 General Meeting

Charles T. Joyce, P.E., CET

 President nyFAA – 2024


Charles T. Joyce, P.E.

President, nyFAA - 2024
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