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Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps, and more, Member List is the place for you. Firestopping, Fire / Smoke Damper Inspections, Fire Door Inspections, Fire Rated Glazing, Fire Rated Expansion Joints, Fire Rated Wall and Floor Systems, Fireproofing. Check out the FM 4991 Approved & UL Qualified Contractors Map

FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2015 (ECA)



Registration is NOW OPEN for ECA 2015 - the 2015 FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference.  Join FCIA May 5-8, 2015 at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX.

This annual conference highlights thought-provoking technical sessions designed to hone your expertise, as well as the first committee meetings of the year.  These committees will be focused on outlining goals for each group to accomplish throughout the year and strategies to make that happen.

Hotel and Event Registration Link

The True Story of Special Inspection and the IBC

What's required by the International Building Code (IBC) for Firestopping Special Inspection?

What's required to be an AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspection Agency or AHJ 'Approved' Special Inspector?

This is the REAL story...

FCIA Announces FM and UL Firestop Exams in UAE

FCIA will be coming to the Middle East twice in 2015! 

In addition to presenting at the GCC Fire Safe Congress in March, FCIA will be hosting a FCIA Education Program for the FM and UL Firestop Exams, as well as the FM and UL Firestop Exams at the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi, April 1-2, 2015.

Get ready for - and take - the FM or UL Firestop Exams.  Have your questions answered by an expert.  Network with peers.  Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Take advantage of the first opportunity to take the FM and UL Firestop Exams in 2015!

FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program

FCIA recently released their Firestop Containment Worker Education Program (FSCW-IE and FSCW-M).  This comprehensive education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, as well as the Specialty Firestop Inspector, is everything you need to train your workforce from the ground up.   Learn more today!

Read the complete Press Release here.

FCIA "DIIM" Webinar Series Returns for 2015

The 2014 FREE FCIA DIIM Webinar Series was so successful, the program has been expanded to host monthly sessions in 2015!  This highly attended FREE Webinar series will highlight and offer in-depth analyzations on the various aspects of the DIIM of Firestopping: "D" - Design; "I" - Installation; "I" - Inspection; and "M" - Maintenance in monthly, comprehensive sessions.

Learn more here.

Barrier Management Symposium Coming Near You in 2015!

The Joint Commission is partnered with FCIA, ASHE and UL to deliver their highly talked-about Barrier Management Symposiums in ASHE Regions throughout the United States.  This custom education program focuses on fire barriers, smoke barriers, firestopping, fire dampers, fire doors, and other features for ASHE Member and Non Member healthcare facility staff to educate on TJC deficiencies and how to avoid them.

Interested in attending a Barrier Management Symposium?  Click here for more information! 

FCIA International Educational Symposiums

FCIA plans to host International Educational Symposiums again in 2015.  Looking for a Symposium in Canada or the Middle East?  Check the Events Page often for more details.

FCIA Supports IFMA FacilityFusion US and Canada

FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to support the IFMA Facility Fusion US and Canada Conferences!  Each of these dynamic events brings together the brightest minds in the industry to connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facility management.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest to be Present at GCC Fire Safe Congress

The GCC Fire Safe Congress is where key decision makers in the Oil & Gas, Petroleum and Petro Chemicals Industries in the Middle East come to know about the latest technologies in the Fire Protection Industry.  See the latest technologies.  Meet Solution Providers.  Learn from the experts.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest Exhibit at AIA Convention 2015, AtlAIAnta!

AIA Convention 2015, AtlAIAnta!, is one of the largest gatherings of architecture and design professionals in the world.  This year's conference enables attendees to: get the first look at new materials and technology; earn learning units (LUs) by attending educational sessions led by industry innovators; network with professionals from every walk of life - from students to preservationists, art-world stars to data engineers; and attend the keynote address by none other than President Bill Clinton.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest Work Together at NFPA Conference & Expo

Every year, thousands of the top fire, electrical and building safety professionals from all over the country - and around the world - consider attendance at the NFPA Conference & Expo a MUST.  Learn more.

FCIA Joins ASHE for the ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

The ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition gives health care facility management and engineering professionals the tools they need to navigate and adapt as the health care landscape shifts.  More than 3,300 industry professionals attend the event to share perspectives on optimizing the health care built environment.  Learn more.


FCIA and Life Safety Digest  Partner with OFSEC 2015

Oman Fire, Safety and Security Expo (OFSEC) is Oman's most comprehensive - and ONLY - exhibition on fire, safety and security.  This expo brings together key decision-makers from the government and private sectors of more than 30 countries all focused on strengthening the collaboration between the authorities and the industries for the integration of safety and security technologies.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest look forward to partnering with OFSEC in 2015.  Learn more.

FCIA Member Firestopping Services are the best option anywhere.

FCIA Contractor Members provide many services.  FCIA Associate Members are valuable assets to all.  FCIA Member Firestop Inspection Agencies inspect to ASTM E 2174, ASTM E 2393, now in Chapter 17 of IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors get products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs.

Life Safety Digest Annual Healthcare Issue!

The newest issue of the magazine of Effective Compartmentation, Life Safety Digest, has arrived! Don't miss articles like:

  • "Proper Barrier Managemetn Starts with Using Proper Terms"
  • "Behind the Scenes - The Testing of Fire Resistive Construction "
  • "The NEW 2012 IBC & Special Inspection Agency / Firestop Inspector Qualifications "
  • and more!

FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice for UL/ULC & FM Firestop Exams

Have you purchased your FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice yet?  Study for the FM or UL - ULC Firestop Exam, and learn about the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation Industry with this great resource. 

UPDATE: New as of May 2, Chapter 3 has been expanded from 50 pages to 600 pages! Read this press release for more information.

FCIA Offers FREE FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice

As a service to selected professionals in the industry, FCIA offers a FREE electronic copy of the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.  To see if you qualify, review the eligible individuals here.

NOTE: Special Inspection Agencies, Contractors, and others who earn business through the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer.  Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies, join FCIA and save $600 on the FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice.

Firestop Videos

FCIA Friends at Underwrters Laboratories and IFC produced a nice UL/IFC Video on firestopping.  Check it and FCIA's sample Firestop Containment Worker education video Our industry is working for better relaibility through education at all levels of the industry. 

Life Safety Digest

LIFE SAFETY DIGEST, the Magazine of Effective Compartmentation publishes quarterly education about Fire and Smoke Resistance Rated Effective Compartmentation. Write or Advertise, we welcome either to advance fire and life safety!

Firestop Contractor Insurance

The Phoenix Insurance Group is YOUR Firestop Contractor Insurance Broker.  They understand your business and can represent you to the Insurance Markets.


Hot News!

03/26/15: The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting mailboxes all over the world.  Do you have yours?

03/26/15: FCIA will be presenting two webinar programs to The Center for Campus Fire Safety this year.  Check them out here.

03/25/15: Six weeks TO ECA 2015!  Register TODAY!

03/24/15: Tomorrow's webinar, "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to

When: Wednesday, April 1

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

03/18/15: ONE WEEK LEFT to Register for "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", held When: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.

Register Now!

03/17/15: Announcing FM and UL Firestop Exams in UAE!  FCIA is coming to the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi April 1-2, 2015 and will be holding an FCIA Education Program and FM and UL Firestop Exams!

Register Here!

03/16/15: Did you know the CEU requirements for the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors Program have changed?  DRI's are now required to maintain 48 hours of CEUs OR take - AND PASS - the FM Firestop Exam every 3 years.  Questions?  Email

03/11/15: Considering attending the April 14-15 Rochester, MN Barrier Management Symposium?  Then you should Meet The Experts!

03/05/14: Want to know the REAL story behind Special Inspection and the International Building Code (IBC)Read it here.

03/04/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for this month's chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Tune in Wednesday, March 25, 10:00am CST for  "An In Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Programs"Register NOW!

03/03/15: Only six more days until IFMA Facility Fusion lands in Vancouver!   Pick up the newest issue of Life Safety Digest while you're there!

02/24/15: February e-News is ONLINE!  Check it out here.

02/23/15: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for ECA 2015 - the FCIA Education & Committee Action (ECA) Conference!  Join FCIA May 5-8 in Dallas, TX at The Adolphus Hotel for this action and education packed event!  Register Online or with the Faxback form.

02/19/15: FCIA & Life Safety Digest partner with GCC Fire Safe Congress Abu DhabiFCIA Members receive 50% off registration! For more info,

02/18/15: Today's episode in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", was a huge success!  Review the presentation here or in Presentations.   FCIA Members, remember your new Member Benefit - webinar presentations with Audio found in the Members Only section!

02/10/15: Looking for information on the ASHE Region 6 Barrier Management Symposium?  Look no further!  Plan to attend at The Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN April 14-15, 2015.  

Register TODAY!

02/06/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the next session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series.  This month's installment, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", will take place Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CSTRegister today!

02/06/15: Past FCIA Member Guy Bradley featured on the Steve Harvey Show! 

02/04/15: Did you attend the January Webinar?  Do you need AIA credits?  Email with your AIA number to receive your credit.  Don't have your number?  You can self-report with the attendance certificate you received.  Tune in for the next session Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST.

02/03/15: Check out the FCIA January 2015 e-News!

01/27/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the ASHE Region 6, April 13-15, 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN.  Register today!

01/21/15: Chapter 1 in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series is now posted in Presentations!  Did you miss it?  That's ok! View the presentation here. *Note: This is the Presentation ONLY.  Want the Audio?  Join FCIA!

01/20/15: Looking to attend a Barrier Management Symposium?  Details are being finalized for the BMS in Rochester, MN April 13-15.  Check the Barrier Management page - and your e-News - for more info!

01/15/15: We had 185 sites registered for the opening chapter in the FCIA's 2015 FREE Educational Webinar Series. Check out the Presentation and document on EJ's.  Don't miss the next FCIA Webinar!

01/13/15: Interested in taking the UL/ULC Firestop Exam?  In addition to being offered at the FCIA Conferences in May and November, the UL/ULC Firestop Exam will be held at UL Facilities in North America in February, March and August.  Registration is NOW OPEN for these Exams.


01/12/15: Don't miss Thursday's Webinar.  Note the DATE CHANGE for the webinar. It's now Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST.

01/07/15: Announcing the first chapter in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series!  Plan to attend this two-hour webinar to learn more about the "DIIM" of Firestopping, why it's important and how it affects you.

When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Time: 10:00am CST - 12:00pm

Register Today!

01/05/15: FCIA Members: Looking to take the FM and/or UL Firestop Exam this year?  Join us this Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST for a Firestop Exam Prep Webinar.  For more information, email

12/31/14: As we say goodbye to 2014 and look forward to 2015, we say "Thank you for 15 years of successes and partnership - here's to 15+ more!"  Oh, and


12/30/14: Did you miss the final 2014 DIIM Webinar a few weeks ago? Don't worry! It's up on the website! Check it out.....

12/23/14: In order to spend time with our families this holiday season, the FCIA office will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 2, 2015.  Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a New Year full of health, happiness and prosperity.

12/18/2014: The final 2014 DIIM Webinar - revisiting the topics of Installation and Inspection - was well attended today with lots of great questions. Check out the Presentation that took place today and look for the 2015 schedule shortly.  Visit this link to see the document that covers EJ's as discussed during the webinar.

12/17/2014: FCIA's Presentation at CONSTRUCTCanada December 3 had great crowd interaction. We enjoyed being in Toronto with many FCIA Friends.

12/10/2014:  FCIA Contractor Members, Renew NOW and Save!  Pay your 2015 FCIA Contractor Membership Dues Invoice by December 31, 2014 and receive a $25 disount on your dues.  Questions?  Email

12/09/2014: Join us Wednesday, December 17, 10:00am CST for the final chapter in the FREE 2014 DIIM Webinar Series! 

Register today!

12/04/2014: Introducing the FCIA Bakers Dozen!  For a limited time, new members can sign up and receive 13 months of membership for the 12 month price!  That's the rest of 2014 for FREE!  Click here to learn more about membership options.  Don't let this deal go stale!

11/21/2014: What is one thing that spans generations, crosses the globe and is universal regardless of nationality or country of origin?  That's right: the LOVE OF ALL THINGS FREE!  Join FCIA TODAY and get the REST OF 2014 FOR FREE!  Yes, 13 months for the price of 12! 

11/19/2014: Out surfing the net today, and what do we find?  That's right!  Press for FCIA at!

Check it out here!

11/19/2014: Thanks to all who participated in yesterday's Webinar!  Great session with an engaged attendance and thought-provoking questions... tune in next month for the final chapter in the 2014 Webinar Series!

11/13/2014: FCIA Releases the Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual!  Several years in the making, and it's finally here!  Order your copy today!

11/11/2014: This Veteran's Day we THANK and HONOR those who have served and those who continue to serve.  Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

11/10/2014: What a great FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show we had last week. FCIA Members, check out the Members Only section for the presentations.

11/7/2014: Don't miss FCIA's Inspection Webinar Nov. 18. Register Today! 

10/23/2014: FCIA had a great reception during our Firestop SYSTEMS presentation at the New York State Fire Marshals and Inspectors Conference at the NY Fire Academy. 

10/20/2014: FCIA supports Middle East FireSafe 2014!  The forum kicks off today in Dubai, UAE and will focus on new techniques employed in fire components, fire-safety analysis, investigation and reporting, and a look into active and passive safety measures for better fire safe implementation.  Check it out!

10/17/2014: FCIA has been busy the last several weeks working hard for the Firestop and Effective Compartmentation industry and you!  Want to know what we've been up to?  Check out the October Newsletter!

10/16/2014: Less than 3 weeks remain until the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show!

Register Today!

See Who is Attending!

10/15/2014: Today's FCIA DIIM Inspection Webinar had over 50+ questions during the 2 hour session. Check out the manufacturer recommendations about cutting sealants or EJ's.

10/08/2014: FCIA was at the ASTM Standards meetings in New Orleans earlier this week.  FCIA continues to work for higer quality which results in more reliable installed firestop SYSTEMS.  

10/07/2014: Have you packed yet?  Because there's only 4 weeks until the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show!  Contact FCIA's Office for hotel info and register now! 

Don't delay...



10/03/2014: FCIA's next Webinar on Oct. 15 focuses on ICC's IBC requirements for Special Inspection Agencies and Special Systems Analysis. Register for this webinar today.

10/02/2014: We met a lot of new people at ICC's Expo in Ft. Lauderdale at Booth 413.Thanks to all who stopped by and visited about the DIIM of FIrestopping. Yes, that's an alligator in Val's arms.

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