AFA Protective Systems Inc. (AFA), a New York-based super regional fire safety and security systems integrator, hosted a Fire & Safety Summit on September 21 at the New York City Fire Museum. 

The event provided building owners, property managers, architects and electrical engineers with the latest information on fire codes and regulations affecting them as well as the latest fire technologies available in the industry. 

AFA has always been on the forefront of new fire technology and continues to guide property managers & building owners in the right direction, the company reported. Attendees of the Fire & Safety Summit heard from industry experts on the latest NYC codes affecting their buildings and how to keep in compliance with the ever-changing codes.

The event’s presenters included Ron Rothman, AFA’s senior vice president of sales & business development and Jared Kleinman, AFA’s NYC sales consultant. Guest speakers included Tom Von Essen, former NYC fire commissioner; Doug Baena of NAMSnet; Glenn Wimmer, FDNY supervisor of the central station unit; Joseph Shaji,  FDNY chief plan examiner; Gordon Hope, formerly of Honeywell; Dan Corbett of Notifier by Honeywell; and Michael Dugan and Thomas Jensen, formerly of the FDNY and now representing the NY Fire Safety Institute. Discussions included updates on the new auxiliary radio communication systems, updated fire alarm technologies with an emphasis on NYC-approved wireless sensors, and central station alarm signaling communications as well as a Q-and-A session on filing, permits, plan reviews, variances and emergency action plans.

AFA’s Fire & Life Safety Summit made a significant impact on attendees throughout the NYC area and provided pertinent information to keep NYC buildings safe and in compliance with the latest codes, the company described.