Ken Mazza - President

Ken started out as an electrical apprentice in Baltimore in 1972 not long ago! Moved in to sales in 1979 with Simplex, along the way he has enjoyed staying in the Metro Area working for ADT, Edwards, Carter Brothers, Orion Management and now Kinetix Fire & Life Safety. Ken has worked in just about all aspects of the industry. Recently he had the pleasure of sitting on the committee that rewrote the NICET exams.

Kinetix Fire & Life Safety
Ken Mazza Sales Development Manager
11615 Crossroads Circle Suite D
Baltimore, MD 21220
Cell 410-916-9202

NICET #112644, Fire Alarm Level IV
Special Hazards Suppression Systems Level I
Communications Systems / Audio Systems Level I
Montgomery County #00052
CHS- Level II Communications #104385
State of Maryland SST License #103-18054
VA Department of Criminal Justice Services # 99186676
Associated Builders & Contractors of Baltimore Journeymen Electrician

Bob Baker - Vice President & Membership Director

Bob has been with EBL Engineers, LLC for 30 years. He is a Senior Fire Alarm / Electrical Design Engineer and is NICET certified in Fire Alarm. Some of his responsibilities include the design and testing of fire alarm and detection systems as well as the design of electrical systems to include lighting and power; and provided third party fire alarm services (reviews and acceptance tests/inspections/commissioning). Bob has been a member of AFAA since 1995. He is married with two children and lives in Harford County, MD.

EBL Fire Engineering
Division of EBL Engineers, LLC
8005 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone: 410-668-8000


Dave Steury - Treasurer

David is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering program and holds P.E. licenses in DC, Maryland and Virginia. David has been involved in the fire protection industry for nearly 30 years and active in the AFAA since the mid-nineties. He is the Owner of MetroTech Systems, which provides fire alarm systems for new construction and building renovations as well as testing, inspection and maintenance of existing systems. Prior to forming MetroTech Systems in 2001, David was a consulting engineer with Hauf, Steury and Associates and Rolf Jensen. He began his fire protection career as a volunteer firefighter in high school at the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire Department in Warrenton, Virginia followed by serving as a live-in volunteer firefighter at Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George’s County, Maryland while attending the University of Maryland. David is married with a daughter and stepson and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

MetroTech Systems
5411 Berwyn Rd, Ste 201A
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 474-9300


Lisa Sherrif, SET - Secretary

licensed DC Journeyman Electrician. She has been a part time instructor with Local 26 IBEW and graduated the NTI Instructor program in 2010, is NICET Level IV Certified, and has been certified since 2005. She has been a Service Technician, Large Project Foreman, and Life Safety Superintendent. Lisa has recently transitioned into the office and currently is in charge of the Life Safety Division for Freestate Electrical Service. She has the overall responsibility of estimating, placing man power, project managing and closing out all types of life safety and electrical projects. She has been a project manager recently of a Fire Alarm & Mass Notification System at Walter Reed Bethesda Medical Campus that won the 2015 WBC Craftsmanship Award for Fire Alarm and Mass Notification Systems. This will be her second WBC Craftsmanship award; her first was for a project installation foreman in 2005. Lisa grew up in Rockville and served in the U.S Navy. She joined Local 26 in 1986 after returning home. Lisa graduated the NJATC Apprentice program in 1992.

She and her family reside in Calvert County Maryland.

NICET Certified - #107143

Freestate Electrical Service Company
Life Safety Division
13335 Mid Atlantic Boulevard
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: 301-395-6898 (Direct)

Andrew D. Roe, SET - Director - Website Development

Andy has been involved in nearly every aspect of fire alarm systems for a wide range of applications from ships and offshore oil production platforms to commercial buildings and apartment buildings. He has worked for both distributors and consultants over his 30+ year career in fire alarm systems. He is a Senior System’s Designer for Alarm Tech Solutions, LLC, a distributor for Gamewell-FCI and is also a part time Fire Alarm Instructor for the Independent Electrical Contractors - Chesapeake. He has a B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology and has been NICET Level IV Certified in Fire Alarm Systems since 1995. He lives in Severna Park, Maryland.

NICET Certified - #86888

Alarm Tech Solutions, LLC.
8141 Telegraph Rd. Suite F
Severn, MD 21144
Phone: 301-363-1793


Peter Milburn, SET - Director in charge of emails and venue reservations

Peter started his career as an electrical apprentice in 1974 working for a company in Leeds, UK. He got started in the fire alarm industry in 1985 working as an install technician for one of the biggest security companies in the UK. He transitioned to the service department in 1987.

He moved to the USA in 1996 and worked for a small electrical contractor in Fairfax, VA, Fire Protective Systems, working for them for 8 years as a fire alarm technician. He moved from there to Alarm Tech Solutions in 2004, working initially as a senior technician before transitioning into the role of account manager in 2012. He left Alarm tech in 2016 to work for Life Safety Systems where his current role with them is Fire Alarm Technical Manager.

He lives in Bristow VA with his wife Marsha and their puppy Bella.

He enjoys working on his 1962 Cadillac Convertible, Traveling and Blues Music, which they often combine with the travel to go to blues festivals around the country.

He is NICET Level 3 Certified in Fire Alarm Systems and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Technology.

Life Safety Systems
1417 Knecht Avenue, Suite 2A
Arbutus, MD 21227
Office: 410-552-1777
Cell: 410-633-8446


Rick Barnes - Director in charge of AHJ updates

Rick is a retired Captain and member of the IAFF local 1664 after a 33 year career with Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. He is a member of NFPA. Employed for the last 3 years with The City of Gaithersburg as a Fire Inspector.

Gaithersburg City Hall
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg Md. 20877

Phone: 301-258-6330 X 2150


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