International Symposiums Announced!
FCIA has three (3) Educational Symposiums scheduled for Spring/Summer 2014. Great Sponsorship Packages are available too! Register Today!
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 18th - 20th May, 2014
Doha, Qatar: 21st - 22nd May 2014
Calgary, AB, Canada: June 3 - 4, 2014
Go to the Events Page for details and registration!
FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference (ECA) is
April 29 (Firestop Education & Exams), April 30 - May 2, 2014. You won't want to miss this ECA set on the River Walk in beautiful San Antionio, TX, at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio. Hotel Reservations are based on availability after April 7, 2014. Check availability with Online hotel reservations or call 800-843-6664. Your special FCIA discounted rate is only $179/+tax/night. Questions? Call 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org. if you have questions.
Online Conference Registration is now closed, but you can still register for the ECA! Call +1 708-202-1108 or email: Linda@FCIA.org.
-Online Registration requires AMX, MC or VS.
-Use FAXBACK form for check payment
-For more info, view ECA BROCHURE
Join us on Fri., May 2 for the special free tour of the Southwest Research Institute (optional). Register today!
FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show (FIC) is scheduled for Nov. 4 - 7, 2014 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Naples, FL. Save the date and watch FCIA.org for details!
Both Conferences offer unparalleled education, FM, UL-ULC testing, networking, relationship-building, fun and more!
2014 marks FCIA's 15 Year
FCIA Members: Get your FCIA 15th Anniversary Logo in 'Members Only'!
Great for using on your website, printed material and more!
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.
FCIA Supports IFMA Facility Fusion
FCIA Speaks & Exhibts at NFPA Visit FCIA at Booth # 2062
FCIA Supports IFMA
The Joint Commission is partnered with FCIA, ASHE and UL to deliver a custom education program that's focused on fire barriers, smoke barriers, firestopping, fire dampers, fire doors, and other features for ASHE Member and Non Member healthcare facility staff.
Interested in the brand new Barrier Management Symposium?
ASHE National, Region and Chapter members, ohters can click here for more information!
The newest issue of the magazine of Effective Compartmentation, Life Safety Digest, has arrived! Don't miss articles like:
- "Continuity Head-Of-Wall Joint Systems"
- "Fire Safety in Educatinal Facilities"
- "Multi-Family Fire Safety - The Role of Fire Doors"
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.
We just completed two more successful webinars on Firestopping and DIIM (Design, Install, Inspect, Maintain)! If you missed it, feel free to view the presentation. FCIA's next Firestopping & DIIM webinar comes this winter.
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, 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!
The Phoenix Insurance Group is YOUR Firestop Contractor Insurance Broker. They understand your business and can represent you to the Insurance Markets.
As a service from FCIA, we offer a FREE FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice to CSI Certified Construction Specifiers (CCS) and CSC Registered Specification Writer (RSW) Specifiers, and others at Architectural Firms, AHJ Building Officials & Fire Marshals, plus Departments of Civil Defence. Request via Email.
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.
4/23/2014: You can still register for the FCIA ECA! Online registration is closed, but you can call FCIA and we'll get you set! 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org.
4/22/14: The NEWEST issue of Life Safety Digest is now available! Read it today!
4/18/14: FCIA Spring/Summer Intl. Symposium Registration Now Open! Online available after April 28th!
-Abu Dhabi, May 18-20 2014
-Doha, May 21-22, 2014
-Calgary, June 3-4, 2014
4/17/2014: The FREE FCIA Firestop 'DIIM-Inspection ' Webinar Wed., 4/16/14, had over 200 people on the line and extended the program to 2.5 hours due to questions. Stay tuned for the next webinar, Weds., May 7.
Check out the presentation online today! Need more info on Inspection Agency Accreditation to IAS AC 291? FCIA's MOP is the resource to use for industry knowledge. Want to learn about Inspecting Sealants?
4/8/2014: Join FCIA at the ECA for the special FREE tour of the Southwest Research Institute on Fri., May 2 (optional). All must register!
4/7/2014: FCIA ECA Omni Hotel Reservations must be made today, April 7 to secure your special FCIA rate of $179/night+tax. After today, rooms will only be accepted on availability. Book online or call today!
4/4/2014: FCIA Hotel Deadline April 7! Hotel room requests after 4/7 will be by availability ONLY. Book yours today!
4/3/2014: FCIA ECA features excellent speakers and an optional tour of the Southwest Research Institute. Watch for details announced soon!
3/31/2014: FCIA ECA Early-Bird Registration and Hotel Reservation EXTENDED to April 7! Don't delay...Register TODAY.
3/28/3014: Check out the most recent eNewsletter, available now!
3/26/2014: Deadline Approaching for FCIA ECA! Rooms are filling up at the Omni - don't miss out on FCIA's great Hotel rate and ECA Registration discount: Early-bird deadline: April 1! Register NOW.
3/19/2014: FCIA Speaks and Exhibits at NFPA Conference & Expo, June 9-11. Admission to Expo floor FREE in advance. Visit FCIA @ Booth #2062. Register Today!
3/17/2014: FCIA & Life Safety Digest featured at IFMA Facility Fusion April 15-17. Register today!
3/13/2014: Do you need to take the Firestop Exam? It's available at the FCIA ECA Conference. Sign up today!
3/12/2014: Barrier Management Symposium - Birmingham, AL Presentations are now available!
3/7/2014: FCIA, in partnership with ASHE, TJC and UL, hosted the first 2014 Barrier Management Symposium in Birmingham, AL. Over 100 attendees from ASHE Member Healthcare organizations attended.
2/27/2014: EZ ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open for the FCIA ECA Conference in San Antonio! Requires credit card payment.
2/26/2014: Thanks to all FCIA members who have renewed membership. There's still time - Renew Today!
Call (708) 202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org if you have questions or need an invoice!
2/21/2014: FCIA ECA Conference registration NOW OPEN! Beat the crowd - register now!
2/20/2014: Enjoy today's webinar? Looking for the slides? Download a PDF copy here!
2/20/2014: FCIA's DIIM Education Series Webinar had over 100 attendees. The 'Inspection Focus' meant a bit of both, Inspection and Installation. The International Firestop Council, (IFC) is the association of Firestop Manufacturers. Check out this recently posted IFC Inspection resource.
2/18/14: The newest FCIA Newsletter is now available on the FCIA website here!
2/13/14: Next FCIA Webinar set:
Thurs., Feb. 20, 10:00 am CST.
Topic: Design, Installation, Inspection, Maintenance, & Management of Firestopping with a major focus on the "Inspection" part of DIIM.
2/12/14: FCIA ECA Omni Hotel reservations are now open! Reserve your room online today or call 800-843-6664 for your special FCIA discounted rate of $179/+tax/night. More details found on the FCIA Events page.
2/10/14: Make the most of 2014! Become an FM 4991 Approved or UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor. We can help! Call +1 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org.
1/31/14: Now is the perfect time to join FCIA! Visit our membership page to see the benefits of membership for yourself, including great discounts on conferences, the Firestop Manual of Practice, and more!
1/22/14: Remember to renew your FCIA Membership! Need a copy of the invoice or have questions? Call +1 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org. Renew Today!
1/21/2014: Thanks to all attendees of the DIIM "I and I" webinar. Looking for the slides?
Click here for a PDF copy! FCIA's next webinar: Feb. 19. Watch here for Registration.
1/20/2014: The new Life Safety Digest has made it online! Head over to the page to read the new issue.
1/15/14: FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show set! Nov. 4-7, 2014, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples, FL. Save the date!
1/13/14: FCIA hosts the first 2014 webinar January 21. This webinar will focus on the I and I within the DIIM of Effective Compartmentation.
1/8/14: March 3 & 4, FCIA along with the Joint Commission, American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will be in Birmingham, AL for the next installment of the Barrier Management Symposium!
1/1/14: Welcome to 2014, FCIA's 15th Anniversary year! We look forward to growing in 2014 and beyond with you!
12/30/13: Tomorrow, New Year's Eve (12/31/13), is the deadline for discounted 2014 Membership Renewals! Renew now to save money and continue receiving valuable membership benefits! Questions? Call +1 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org.
12/27/13: The FCIA offices will be closed Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 and Wed., Jan. 1, 2014 for the New Year Holiday. We wish you all the best for 2014!!
12/19/13: STAY WITH FCIA! If you haven't renewed your membership yet, Eric Keeton, FCIA's 2014 President (L) and FCIA's first (and second) President Aedan Gleeson encourage you to RENEW TODAY!
12/13/13: 2014 marks FCIA's 15 year Anniversary! Special thanks to all Members who have helped us grow and supported the firestop industry. 15 Year Anniversary logo is NOW AVAILABLE in the Member's Only section of FCIA.org!
12/9/13: FCIA Membership Renewals for 2014 are now due! Take advantage of special savings - renew by Dec. 31, 2013. Invoices have been mailed. Questions? Email evie@FCIA.org, or call +1 708-202-1108. Thanks for your membership in FCIA!
12/6/13: FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference (ECA) announced! Join us at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio in San Antonio, TX on April 29 - May 2, 2014 for education, FM, UL-ULC testing, committee meetings and fun!
12/6/13: FCIA enjoyed Toronto's CSC Chapter hospitality presenting the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada-Toronto Chapter .
11/27/13: The FCIA office will be closed Thurs., 11/28 & Fri., 11/29 in observance of the USA's Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Mon., Dec. 2.
11/23/13: FCIA presented the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada, Hamilton/Niagara Chapter, Missed it? Attend the CSC-Toronto Chapter Program December 3.
11/14/13: FCIA Members, head on over to the Members Only section to check out slides from last week's FIC presentations!
11/11/13: Special thank you to all of the exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and individuals who helped make this year's FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show (FIC) one of the best ever!
Jonathan Flannery, ASHE, presenting at FCIA FIC's Healthcare Day.
11/8/2013: The election results are in. Congrats to FCIA's New 2014/2015 Board Members Mark Dietz, Gary Hamilton and Ken Slama.
11/4/13: Watch this spot for the latest news and photos from the FIC! Here's a view of the Sandia Mountains from the Hyatt Tamaya.
10/28/13: Schedule Alert! Don't miss TJC's George Mills on Wednesday morning at the FIC! Travel plans changed his program from Thursday. Check out the new FIC Agenda.
10/17/13: FCIA FIC Fun! Make sure to sign up your spouse/guest for the Tour of Old Town Albuquerque!
10/14/13: You can still register for the FIC! Hyatt Tamaya Hotel rooms are now on a space available basis, but call 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org if you need help! See you in Albuquerque!
10/7/2013: Gary Hamilton, (center) FCIA Board Member, Greg Johnson, Consultant and Howard Hopper at the ICC Expo in Atlantic City, NJ last week.
10/2/2013: Mike Mayner and Mike Fitz, City of Philadelphia, Department of Buildings accept Building Department Accreditation Certificates from International Accreditation Services President, Chuck Ramani.
10/2/2013: The Abu Dhabi Municipality has adopted a new code based on the International Building Code. Eng. Hamad Badawi, Abu Dhabi, UAE spoke at ICC Global Forum.
10/1/2013: Read the brand new Healthcare issue of Life Safety Digest! Click the picture below to be taken to the Life Safety Digest page.
9/30/2013: Fatma Amer spoke at the ICC Global Council Sunday. "The Abu Dhabi Emirate announced the adoption of the I-Codes in the Emirate. The process has been funded and is moving forward."
9/30/2013: Donny Phipps, Columbia, SC Building Official speaks about Kenya Wall Project
9/30/2013: Imad Elderubi, World Organization of Building Officials addresses ICC Global Membership Council at Atlantic City
9/26/13: Special thanks to Mark Dietz, Superl, Inc., and Don Murphy, PPMI Firestop, Inc., for representing FCIA at the CONSTRUCT2013 conference.
9/24/13: Need to take the FM or UL/ULC Firestop Exam? The next test date is Tues., Nov. 5 at the FCIA FIC! Sign up for both the Exam and Conference on the FIC Registration Form!
9/19/13: FIC optional Sante Fe Excursion on Fri., 11/8/13! Sign up on FIC Reg. Form for Tours, Dinner & great fun! Check out the activities on Wed.,11/6 too!
9/16/13: FCIA FIC Early Bird & Special Hyatt Room Rate deadline is Oct. 7! Sign up today!
9/12/13: Check out the updated draft agenda for the upcoming FIC in Albuquerque, NM!
9/10/13: FCIA organized industry leading speakers at the 'Barrier Management Symposium' at the ASHE Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors Chapter last week. We had a great turnout and speakers.
9/10/13: ASHE Facility Engineers & ICC Gov't members are invited to the FIC's "Healthcare Industry Day", Nov. 7! The Reg. form & details are on the Events Page. Questions?
Call FCIA +1-708-202-1108
9/5/13: FIC Spouse trip set for 11/7! Board a private shuttle for a trip to famous Old Town Albuquerque. Enjoy a historical walking tour then lunch at a local hotspot! There's time for shopping & relaxing too! Register today!
9/4/13: Congrats to FCIA Assoc. Member Paul Gurski, P.A.G. Industries! He received a $25 gift card to Starbucks for referring FCIA Contractor Member Amherst Insulation & Firestop Service. Welcome! Email Evie for details on how you can get a gift card!
8/28/2013: Going to Construct2013 in Nashville, TN? Download the courtesy pass for FREE entry into the Expo and stop by FCIA booth #348! See you there!
8/28/2013: Three Board of Directors positions are open for the 2014-2015 term. Open to FCIA Voting Contractor Members in Good Standing. Download the Nominations Form for details and apply now!
8/22/13: FCIA's FIC Draft Agenda. 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' now available on the FCIA Events Page!
8/21/2013: Head over to the Firestop Inspection Agency Accreditation page to read up on updated information regarding IAS programs.
8/20/2013: UPDATED: There is a new FCIA Member Alert now in the Members Only section regarding the ICC Inspector Survey. Check out FCIA's thoughts and take the survey.
8:19/2013: FCIA presented to the TIAC-ACIT 2013 Annual Conference delegates in Thunder Bay today. We enjoyed the several FCIA Canada Members who are also TIAC Members.
8/13/2013: Advertise in Life Safety Digest's next issue:
Call or email Chris today!
8/13/2013: FCIA announces 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' at the FIC Conference. TJC's George Mills, (Worldwide) ASHE's Jon Flannery (USA) and CHES President JJ Knott (Canada) present on Thursday. USA or Canada Members alike will benefit. Don't miss this!
8/6/2013: A brand new LIFE SAFETY DIGEST is now available. Read about Educational Buildings in this new issue, available online!
8/2/13: Download the Barrier Management Symposium brochure to learn more about this program developed by FCIA, Joint Commission, ASHE and UL!
7/30/13: FCIA FIC Online Registration now open!
7/24/2013: FCIA Spoke at a Leading Age Conference to the Long Term Care facility engineers. We enjoyed presenting and met some new friends.
7/23/2013: ASHE Regions. interested in the Barrier Management Symposium? Find out how to bring one near you by downloading the flyer!
7/23/2013: The Joint Commission's George Mills announces the new Barrier Management Symposium at an ASHE Plenary Session.
7/23/2013: FCIA, The Joint Commission, ASHE & UL, have developed the Barrier Management Symposium to build knowledge of Effective Compartmentation. Stay tuned to the FCIA website for more information and details as it becomes available.
7/23/2013: FCIA Members Randy Bosscawen, Gus Mancini, Tracy Smith and Don Murphy worked the FCIA Booth at the ASHE show in Atlanta. We enjoyed meeting ASHE friends!
7/19/2013: Head over to the events page to register for the Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, NM at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya!
7/12/2013: FREE checklist on How to Select a Firestop Contractor!
7/9/2013: FCIA is looking for firestopping success stories! This is a great PR oppurtunity for your company. Contact Evie for details: email@example.com or
call +1 708-202-1108
6/27/2013: Going to the ASHE Conference July 21-24 in
Atlanta, GA? Stop by the FCIA booth, #437!
6/25/2013: FCIA members find value in partnership with NFPA. Look forward to more partnerships throughout the year! Click below to see why.
6/21/13: Getting excited for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show? Get a jump on the Hyatt Tamaya reservation today!
6/17/13: Thanks to FCIA member volunteers Don Murphy (left) and Gary Hamilton (right) who helped Exec. Director Bill McHugh at NFPA's Conference & Expo last week. Thanks also to Randy and Ryan Bosscawen!
6/11/2013: FCIA Code Consultant and member Bill Koffel and FCIA Executive Director Bill McHugh presented yesterday at the NFPA! Watch for a copy of their presentation later this week.
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