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WAESA is the association representing the Life Safety & Integration Industry of the Pacific Northwest.


WAESA Fire Symposium

Please Join Us For WAESA’S Virtual 7th Annual Fire Alarm Symposium – March 30, 2021 and March 31, 2021 – Both days:  8:00 am – 12:30 pm   

Who Should Attend: Fire Marshals, Plan Reviewers, Building Officials and Inspectors, Fire Alarm Company Owners, Managers, Designers, Installers, Project Managers, Inspectors, and Sales Reps.

ICC and L&I CEU’s for Administrators and Journeymen (Trainee credits are not approved) are in the approval process. You must attend the entire event to receive CEU’s

A Zoom invitation will be sent at least one week before the event.

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Elevators: Firefighters’ Emergency Operation, Phase I Recall, and NFPA 72 – Presented by Jim Runyan – L&I
This presentation will cover the codes that govern elevator emergency operation. When is recall required, where are detectors required, Fire Fighter’s emergency operation, fire service access elevators vs public elevators, elevator entrance frames, and inspection & testing.
Jim Runyan is an Elevator Technical Specialist who works for WA Labor & Industries Elevator Safety Program. Jim has over 49 years’ experience in the elevator industry. He is an instructor for NEIEP (National Elevator Industry Elevator Program), a member of NAESA (National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities), and a Member of several ASME code committees.

IFC 2018 §907 & NFPA 72 2013 vs 2016 – Presented by Shane Clary, Bay Alarm

This presentation will cover IFC 2018 section 907 and the significant changes between the 2013 & 2016 edition of NFPA 72. The 2016 edition of NFPA 72 is scheduled to be adopted by the state along with IFC 2018 on February, 1st 2021 per the State Building Code Council. Whether AHJ, A&E, Designer, Installer, or Estimator this update will mean change. Come listen to Dr. Clary as he takes us thru the changes and helps us to understand their impacts.

Shane Clary, Ph. D is Security Sales & Integration’s “Fire Side Chat” columnist. He has more than 40 years of security and fire alarm industry experience. He serves on a number of NFPA technical committees, and is Vice President of Codes and Standards Compliance for Concord, California‐based Bay Alarm Co.

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Education Sessions

Smoke Control Fire Alarm Considerations – Presented by Bob Long, United Mechanical

This presentation will cover Smoke Control mechanical systems and their interconnection with the fire alarm system. Topics include: smoke control wiring design and layout, smoke control positive confirmation, smoke control sequence, coordination with other trades, and testing.

Bob Long is the Principal of United Building and Engineering Services. United Building and Engineering Services is a Washington-based licensed engineering firm – with our office located in Bellevue, Washington. His company employs licensed mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineers along with certified balancers and certified NICET IV fire alarm designers with an average experience of over 26 years in MEP and low voltage systems operating as engineers, contractors and operators. In addition to smoke control special inspections, United Building and Engineering is also involved in: smoke control engineering (including CONTAM modeling), mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, low voltage systems engineering, code consulting, peer reviews and MEP management.

AHJ & Experts Forum

Open Discussion & Questions from Floor: This will include a 1 hour and 30-minute panel forum discussion allowing attendees to ask questions of Shane Clary, Bob Long and several AHJ’s

Virtual Trade Show

Presentations by many of the Top Fire Alarm Industry Manufacturer Reps, Distributers, and Service Providers.

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Registration in now open Fire Alarm Symposium Registration HERE (pdf)

Payment can be made by sending a check to  WAESA, PO Box 73087, Puyallup, WA  98373 or pay online at https://waesa.square.site/


WAESA is pleased to offer the NTS CFAT Level II and Level III Certification that are approved as the alternative to the NICET requirement in Washington State Effective July 1, 2019. CLICK Here for More Information >>


Become a WAESA Member

Dues help support the day to day operation of the Association. This allows us to provide educational events, legislative, industry, and ordinance information and our youth scholarship program for the children of Police and Fire personnel.

Your membership gives you access to our members only page on our website which has information on governmental affairs both at the state and national level, new ordinance information, and important industry announcements.

Regular WAESA Membership is defined as follows – (Voting) shall be open to any company, partnership, firm or corporation primarily and currently in the business of design, installation, maintenance or monitoring of burglar alarms, fire alarms, cameras, access control, structured cabling, AV, integration, door locks and any other low voltage systems and in the possession of appropriate and current licenses and/or certificates as required by law.

Associate WAESA Membership is defined as follow – (Voting) shall be an individual, partnership, school, firm or corporation who is engaged in supplying services or products to the industry or who is acceptable to the association but is not otherwise qualified for regular membership. This membership will enjoy the same privileges and voting rights as a regular membership.

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Our Mission Statement

  • To deliver the resources needed to promote professionalism, ethics, and technical expertise within the electronic life safety and security industry.

Vision Statement

  • Inspire Our Members to Be Industry Leaders

Thanks for your Support

We would like to thank our Members and our Associate Members and Gem Partners who have supported WAESA in 2019 and we invite you to renew your membership for 2020. We are looking forward to a great year and encourage you to review the member benefits.

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For those of you who are new to WAESA, we invite you to partner with us as well! There are many levels to choose from, including Gem Partners, who are featured on all marketing materials.  Please download the WAESA Membership Application (pdf) and/or the WAESA Associate Member Application & GEM Partnership (pdf) or all online HERE.

Thank you all again for your past support, and we look forward to working with you in the new year!


PO Box 73087
Puyallup, WA 98373

Email: waesa@outlook.com

Phone: 360-739-7772