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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 Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show Heads to Scottsdale

This November 3-6, 2015, join other like-minded professionals in Scottsdale, AZ, for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show.  This week-long interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support and are interested in the Firestop Industry features cutting edge education sessions, the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams, entertaining networking events, a Trade Show and so much more.


FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2015 (ECA)

FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2015 - has officially wrapped up, and the feedback couldn't be better.  The historic location, combined with a dynamite line-up of engaging speakers and a great group of attendees made for a memorable week! 

Scott Rankin & Scott LaPoint join new FCIA Member Scott Boyer, Construction Specialties at last week's ECA.  Look for photos from the Conference to be posted in the next few weeks.

Couldn't attend the Conference, but curious about what you missed?  FCIA Members can view CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.  Email for login questions.

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 Coming To the Middle East Twice In 2015

FCIA was recently represented at the Gulf Coordinating Council's (GCC) Fire Safe Congress presenting to the group of delegates a program focused on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping.  While in Abu Dhabi, FCIA also hosted an FCIA Education Session and the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams.

The programs were all well-attended and continue to support the mission of spreading the word of the 'DIIM' of Firestopping around the world.  With 14 people taking the FM or UL Firestop Exams on April 2, FCIA continues to work with FM and UL to build a credible, 3rd party way for individuals and companies to set themselves apart.

FCIA will return to the Middle East for TWO Symposiums in October: Doha and Abu Dhabi.  Look for more information regarding registration and dates in the coming weeks.

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 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 and the Building Safety & Design Expo Work Together in 2015

The Building Safety & Design Expo provides a platform for exhibitors to demonstrate and educate building safety and design professions about the latest products and services needed to keep buildings safe and meet and maintain compliance with accepted codes and standards.  Learn more.

FCIA Teams with CONSTRUCT 2015 in St. Louis

If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the institutional, industrial or commercial built environment, then CONSTRUCT 2015 is your event.  With relevant, accredited education programs, an exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies and a multitude of networking opportunities, CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest Align with IFMA World Workplace 2015

IFMA's World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment.  This Conference & Expo is the most longstanding and well-respected learning and networking event for facility management and related professions.  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 Spring 2015 Education Issue!

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

  • "Fire-Rated Expansion Joints: Innovation Meets Demand";
  • "The Inspector";
  • "2015 International Codes Support Resiliency, Safety, Innovation, Affordability in the Built Environment";
  • "Specifying NFPA 285 Testing";
  • 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. 

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!

06/25/15: Have you heard?  Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015!  LEARN MORE

06/24/15: The FCIA family has lost a friend...Mile "Mike" Cesto, Westcal Insulation Calgary, AB, will forever be remembered.

06/23/15: So much happening with FCIA lately.  Read all about it in this month's Newsletter!

06/22/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo opened today at McCormick Place, Chicago.  Be sure to stop at the FCIA Booth!

06/15/15: The Gypsum Association recently released their Recommendations for Assessing and Repairing Gypsum Boards and Panels.  Check it out in Technical Resources.

06/11/15: Congratulations to the winner of the FREE Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015 - Registration ($495 Value): Eric Bergman of KMI Fire, Phoenix , AZ.  See you in Scottsdale, Eric!  Thanks to all who participated in the ECA 2015 Follow-up Survey.

06/09/15: FCIA Manufacturer Member, Roxul, will be holding four Fire Seminars that will focus on fire resistance and energy efficiency.  Visit for more info.

06/09/15: Interested in subscribing to Life Safety Digest?  Our next issue will be hitting inboxes later this month.  Subscribe now!

06/08/15: Many associations honor individual members with Fellowship, including CSI, CSC, AIA and RAIC.  FCIA met some of the new Fellows at our presentation at the RAIC Festival of Architecture last week.  Congrats to all!

06/04/2015: FCIA's Presentation at the RIAC Festival of Architecture covered the DIIM of Firestopping for Canada.  Check out the NEW Canada Specification as well. 

06/02/15: The Barrier Management Symposium is heading to Indianapolis, IN, July 27-28. Hosted by ISHE and ASHE Region 5, join FCIA and the BMS Staff as they educate Healthcare Facility Managers in the Midwest.  Learn More

05/29/15: FCIA's Executive Director Bill McHugh and Vice President Ken Slama presented at Construction Specifications Canada's Annual Convention today. Check out the Presentation and a NEW Canada Specification.

05/28/15: New member, Fireline 520's, Eric Shudy displays shows Fireline 520 at the Construction Specification Canada Annual Conference!

05/28/15: FCIA Membership continues to grow!  Welcome to all New Members worldwide!

05/26/15: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, is in Vancouver for the IAS Board of Directors meeting.  FCIA leadership is always advocating at the highest levels for the Specialty Firestop Industry!

05/21/15: FCIA has been busy the last few weeks.  Read all about it in the current Newsletter!

05/20/15: Thanks to all who participated in today's Webinar.  The Q&A session had great participation and many thought-provoking questions!  Missed it?  Find the Presentation Here.

05/19/15: ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER FOR 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

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

05/14/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo will be landing in Chicago June 22-25.  Look for Life Safety Digest and FCIA there!

05/13/15: Registration OPEN for the May Educational Webinar Series, 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

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


05/12/15: Curious about what you missed in Dallas?  Members can CHECK-OUT THE PRESENTATIONS from ECA 2015 as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.

05/08/15: ECA 2015 has officially wrapped up.  Thanks to all who attended, sponsored and presented!

05/05/15: Hitting the ground running in Dallas.  Get ready - the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference starts tomorrow!

05/01/15: The time has come!  FCIA is Dallas bound!  See you at ECA 2015!

04/28/15: There's still time to REGISTER for ECA 2015!

Need help with your hotel?  Email for help.

04/23/15: Just got back from the ICC Code Development Hearings in Memphis.  Read more about FCIA and the proposals we presented in this month's eNews! Check your inbox early next week!

04/22/15: Curious to know who will be at FCIA's ECA 2015Check it out here!

04/17/2015: We had a great interactive presentation during FCIA's April 16 Webinar Presentation.  Don't miss the next one in May. 

04/16/15: ONE MORE REASON to get to ECA 2015 - FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams!  Register today!

04/15/15: Couldn't make the first 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN?  OR, Were you there and want to review a presentation? Check out the Presentations here!

04/14/15: TWO DAYS LEFT to register for this month's webinar, "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" Sign up today!

04/10/15: FCIA ECA 2015 Early Registration Deadline for hotel & conference ends Friday,

April 10th.  After deadline, hotel reservations based on space availability.  View the ECA Agenda.

Register today!

04/07/15: Life Safety Digest Correction:  The November Firestop Industry Conference is Nov. 3-6, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. 

04/07/15: Check out FCIA's latest e-News!

04/06/15: Learn how Special Inspection for Firestopping is viewed by the International Building Code in this month's installment of the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series.  Register for "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" today!

When: Thursday, April 16

Time: 10am - 12pm CST

04/03/15: Register for the ECA Dallas Bites Spouse Tour! 

04/01/2015: Thinking of joining FCIA?  New Contractors join for ONLY $965 USD!  Learn more!

03/30/2015: FCIA's presents at the UAE's GCC Fire Safe Congress in March.  FCIA continues to form new relationships while bringing fire and life safety through fire resistance and firestoping worldwide. 

03/26/15: View the Spring Life Safety Digest

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!


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