Tim Knisely, Training Manager
Automatic Fire Alarm Association
Tim Knisely is the Training Manager for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. In this role he is responsible to plan and coordinate all training programs that are offered by the Association, both classroom and on-line offerings.
Prior to joining AFAA, Tim spent 23 years as an AHJ with the Centre Region Council of Governments in State College, PA. There he supervised the plan review and inspection of life safety systems in new and existing buildings. He also managed the fire safety inspections of commercial and high-rise properties and the organization’s fire prevention programs.
Tim has developed and presented training programs for state and national organizations for nearly 20 years; with topics including fire prevention, false alarm reduction, plan review and inspection techniques. He is an instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, and previously for the National Fire Academy. Tim is also a founding member and former board member for the non-profit Center for Campus Fire Safety.