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Northwest Automatic Fire Alarm Association

Member Meeting and Training

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • TVF&R Station 56 & South Operating Center, 8445 SW Elligsen Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070


  • Member only tickets including a free lunch
  • Non-Member ticket with a $20 cost for lunch.


All Member Meeting and Training

Join us on June 18, 2024, starting at 11:30 AM for our member meeting and Training held at the TVF&R Station 56 and South Operating Center, 8445 SW Elligsen Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070

As part of the meeting, we will be voting on revised By-Laws. Your Board has been working on these for several months and feel that we are providing the association with a good product.  Below here is the new document.

NWAFAA Bylaws Final Draft May 2024.pdf

Make sure and register through the website so we can get an accurate count for lunch. As a reminder, we now have a membership fee that covers the meeting lunches and discounted training cost for the fall trainings. Please register to become a member to take benefit of the discounts. If you are bringing a guest, please register them as well. 

Training Presentation

We will have Cale Baker, Lead Deputy Fire Marshal for the City of Vancouver present on WA State / City of Vancouver requirements for fire alarm design and install requirements - Topics covered are:

  • 2021 International Fire Code, WA State Amendments, and City of Vancouver Municipal Code Requirements (Pertaining to Fire Alarm)
  • City of Vancouver endorsement / certificate requirements for fire alarm contractors
  • Fire Alarm Plan Review Submittal Requirements
  • FACP Replacements / Upgrades (Retroactive Triggers)
  • Fire Alarm Acceptance Testing
  • Smoke Control / High-rise requirements (Basics)

Presenter Bio

  • 6 years with Vancouver Fire Department
  • Lead Deputy Fire Marshal – Currently Assigned New Construction and Fire Investigation Programs, Previously Assigned Fire Code Enforcement
  • 3 years as a Fire Alarm Inspector
  • NICET II Fire Alarms Systems certified
  • Mostly T&I, some install
  • AA Degree in Fire Science
  • Santa Ana College, California
  • NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
  • ICC Fire Inspector II
  • ICC Fire Plans Examiner

Thank you and I hope to see you there!

Gert Zoutendijk, President

The NWAFAA is a chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association serving the Pacific Northwest. This organization brings together Engineers, AHJ's, Vendors, Installers, Manufacturers and End Users in the fire alarm industry to further the industry.

7324 SW Durham Rd
Portland, OR 97224

  Northwest Automatic Fire Alarm Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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