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.
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
Dave Steury – Vice President & 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.
5411 Berwyn Rd, Suite 201B
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)
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
Dana Wood, SET – Website Manager
Dana entered the IBEW Local 26 Apprenticeship in August 1985 and Graduated In 1989 as a Journeyman Electrician, In 1995 He began working exclusively on Fire Alarm Installations for Truland through Tech Inc., He then moved into the Fire Alarm Project Management in early 2005 and received his NICET 4 Certification in September 2005 (only having sat for 3 tests). Dana in August 2007 Started with Emcor Combustioneer and was in charge of their Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Service and Testing Group until 2013 when the Group was moved to Emcor Dynalectric and currently is the Field Operations Manager for the Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Service Dept. Dana also holds Electrical Master Licenses in MD, DC, and VA.
Being married with 4 Kids takes up most of the free time, He attends Boy Scout Troop 429 in Chesapeake Beach, MD with his youngest son who is working towards becoming an Eagle Scout, Dana is also volunteering as the Committee Chair for the Troop.
Steve is the principal of an engineering company called the EES Group. Steve is a Master Electrician and Professional Engineer in DC, MD and VA and holds NICET Level 4 certification in Fire Alarm Systems. He graduated form Virginia Tech in 1987 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
EES Group, LLC
5746 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
Aaron Smith – Director of AHJ Communications
Aaron has over 20 years in the fire service working as a volunteer and career firefighter in West Virginia and Ohio before coming to Maryland to work in fire prevention and code enforcement. He has served as a fire inspector, plans examiner and as the Fire Marshal for the City of Rockville. He currently works for Montgomery County Maryland as a Fire Marshal/Plans Examiner in addition to coordinating training on their electronic plan review and submission programs. He also serves on the Maryland State Fire Code Update Committee and the Maryland State Fire Marshal Subcommittee working as part of the carbon monoxide alarm task force and the legislative affairs work group.
He is an NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist and hold NICET certificates in fire alarm as well. Aaron also works as an educator in emergency management owning a consulting business based in Ohio which reviews emergency operations plans, designs and conducts hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction exercises for first responders and the military. He lives in Washington, DC and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan.