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Automatic Fire Alarm ("AFA")

Automatic Fire Alarm ("AFA")

The term AFA or Automatic Fire Alarm is a term used to describe a unique identifier used by fire authorities as a reference to the Alarm Signalling Equipment ("ASE") connected to the fire safety systems (Fire Detection & Alarm System or Automatic Fire Sprinkler System) in a building.

The AFA may also be referred to in other jurisdictions as the Alarm Signalling Equipment ("ASE") number.


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