Steve Seeley
President of AFDS

Mr. Steve Seeley, President of AFDS, has more than three decades of extensive experience in the door business and has been actively involved in the industry improving door design, hardware applications and the corrective measures in reducing risks associated with improper fire door installations and maintenance.

Mr. Seeley is well versed in every facet of fire doors, NFPA 80 code compliance and fire risk reductions associated with operational fire door assemblies.  His extensive history began early working for his family's door and millwork company, Seeley Bros.  With many commercial and public sector construction projects over the years, Seeley Bros. rose to the top as one of Southern California's largest and most respected door and millwork operations.

After serving in the United States Air Force, Mr. Seeley returned to the family business.  He ultimately obtained his contractor's license and started Seeley Construction, which specialized in the assessment and repair of fire doors.

Having surveyed and repaired thousands of fire doors through Seeley Construction, Mr. Seeley recognized the need to reduce building owner’s risk and exposure to liability associated with non-compliant fire doors.

Working in conjunction with Jim Turner, a software developer and owner of Soft Dimensions, Mr. Seeley combined his boundless knowledge of fire doors and NFPA 80 with Mr. Turner's developmental skills to create a cutting-edge software program that supports the annual inspection and documentation of fire door compliancy.

In 2007, Annual Fire Door Surveyors was launched under Steve Seeley's leadership, bringing synergy to a compliancy inspection process that was otherwise challenging to document accurately.  Utilizing state-of-the-art technology AFDS significantly expedites the process for greater efficiency at a lower cost to clients.

Mr. Seeley's contributions to the door industry, specifically those in the field of Fire Door Inspections, are quite notable.  He is one of a small group of individuals within the United States who are “Certified Fire Door Inspectors.”  His vast knowledge of the door industry has shaped the curriculum for the International Fire Door Inspector Association (IFDIA)- the only accredited curriculum sanctioned by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) in the U.S.  The parent company is the International Code Council (ICC).

AFDS is a member of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and is actively involved in keeping current on all important fire door issues affecting code compliance and building owners.

Team Members

Jim Turner
IT Services

Mr. Jim Turner is highly creative and technologically intuitive database architect and software programmer, specializing in providing business solutions involving large sums of data. His experience spans almost two decades.

During his career he has worked with Microsoft Access 2.0, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2007,Visual Studio .NET 2005, 2008, SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, PhP 4

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Nick Tanno
Vice President

Nick Tanno recently joined AFDS as Director of Business Development. Nick's responsibilities include promoting the expertise of the firm, bringing in new projects, developing new clients for existing and planned projects. 


In addition he will be involved in networking and public relations in the fire door industry.



Prior to joining AFDS, Tanno started a small

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Facts

NFPA-80, Section 5.2.1 states, "Fire door assemblies should be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspection should be signed and kept for inspection by the AHJ."  (Authority Having Jurisdiction)

A new Fire Code is in effect mandating the annual inspection of all fire doors.

We specialize exclusively in fire door inspection!

AFDS is comprised exclusively of Fire Door Inspectors.

NFPA-80 adherence differs from your Fire Life Safety System in that it deals strictly with proper function and compliance of all swinging fire doors and their frames, not just those attached to the Fire Life Safety System.

The 2003 Rhode Island 'Station Nightclub' tragedy left 100 people dead and became the crucial event that led to the enactment of annual fire door inspections.

NFPA-80 requires inspections to be carried out by professional individuals with an understanding of fire rated door assemblies.

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