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Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Associates, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps and more, Member List is the place for you.   From Firestopping Contractors to Special Inspection Agencies, Firestop System Manufacturers to Firestop product Distributors, FCIA Members have the expertise you need.  Also, check out the FM 4991 Approved & UL Qualified Contractors Map.

FCIA's ECA 2017 Heads to St. Louis, MO

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2017.

This May 2-5, FCIA heads to The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO for technical industry education, the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, FCIA committee meetings and networking events.

Want to know who's going to ECA 2017?  Check it out!


FCIA Brings Firestop Education and Exams Back to the Middle East

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for FCIA events in the Middle East this Spring.

First, FCIA travels to Doha, Qatar for the FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM'Educational Symposium 18-20 April 2017. 

Then, FCIA ventures over to Dubai, UAE for the FCIA International Building Code Firestop & Effective Compartmentation  'DIIM' Symposium 23 April with Education and Exams 24-25 April 2017.


Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog

FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.

Special Inspection for Firestopping to the

ASTM Standards

Did You Know...

The 2012 and 2015 International Building Code requires special inspection of firestopping in certain types of structures. High-Rise and also critical structures in Table 1604.5 need to be inspected to ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393, Standards For the On-Site Inspection of Installed Firestops.

Check out the "News You Can Use" Blog

FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!

FIC 2016, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, just wrapped up a week-long whirwind of event at The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC.

Attendance was at its highest ever, and educational content was its most technical.  Members can find the presentations in the Members Only section.

Photos Coming Soon!


FCIA Canadian Symposium Wraps Up in Edmonton

This past September 20-22, 2016, FCIA presented our FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada to interested professionals at The Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel.

Delegates enjoyed presentations from UL, QAI, Accreditation Canada, Falconer Engineering and more.  Missed it?  FCIA Members can view presentations in the Members Only section.


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...

Life Safety Digest Celebrates 10 Years

The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived!  Check out our new look, and don't miss articles like:

  • "School Security and Safety CAN Coexist ";
  • "Working Together for Life Safety ";
  • "NFPA Statistics in Educational Occupancies ";
  • "Fire-Resistance-Rated Glazing Makes the Grade ";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

FCIA Partners with IFMA for Facility Fusion

Facility Management is a mash-up of strategies, tactics, operations and soft services.  Join other interested professionals at IFMA Facility Fusion to discuss the multifaceted layers of FM.

Learn more

FCIA Aligns with AIA to Educate Architects

At the AIA Conference on Architecture, attendees will harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and the architecture industry.  500+ sessions that explore some of the most interesting ideas in architecture, plus all-new courses earning HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA and AIA LU credits.

Learn more

FCIA Participates in Public Venues and Events Safety and Security Conference

marcus evans’s anticipated Public Venues and Events Safety and Security Conference scheduled on 8th-10th May 2017 in Dubai, UAE will gear you up for the upcoming Expo 2020, the FIFA world cup in 2022 and preparing public management staff for any potential threats.

Learn more

FCIA and BOMA International Conference & Expo Partner

The BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, June 24-27, 2017 in Nashville, TN helps you maximize your effectiveness and optimize the performance of your commercial assets.

Learn more

FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2017

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2017 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.

Learn more here.

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 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.

Advertise or Write for Life Safety Digest!

This year marks the 10th Anniversary for Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, and to celebrate, we've undergone a makeover.  The new dynamic look and feel visually engages readers, while still supporting the same great, informational content you've come to expect from the publication.

This year, align yourself with the ONLY magazine focused on Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and put your business in front of thousands of potential customers.  For more information on Advertising and a Media Kit, contact

Have an industry related article to contribute?  We are always looking for complelling, thought-provoking industry related content.  For more information on writing policies, email

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 conduct business in the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer.  Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can 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. 

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!

04/14/17: Want to know who will be at FCIA's ECA 2017Check it out!

04/12/17: FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier 'DIIM' Symposium opens in Doha next week.  Special thanks to the sponsors: STI, Rise & Shine Trading & Contracting, 3M and Arab Builders Trading & Contracting!

(BTW: There's still time to make it to Dubai this 23 April for the IBC Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Syposium!)

04/12/17: Thanks to David Dodge, for a great webinar today. 'The Facts and Myths About the Fire- and Smoke-Rated Fabric Industry', by McKeon Door Company was well received. Find this and other webinar presentations here.

04/11/17: The Spring issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out today!

04/07/17: Psst...have you registered for ECA 2017 yet?  Early Bird registration discounts end next week!

Register today!

03/31/17: FCIA Members are the best qualified to understand the complexities of Firestopping. Use FCIA Member's quality products, contractors, consultants.

03/23/17: Registation is open for the April webinar, 'The Facts and Myths About the Fire- and Smoke-Rated Fabric Industry' with David Dodge of McKeon Door Company.

When: Wednesday, April 12

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

03/22/17: Thank you to all who attended the webinar session today on the FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program.  Missed it? Find it here.

03/16/17: George Mills of The Joint Commission presents at ECA 2017 in St. Louis.  Check out the Agenda today!

03/13/17: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2017, heading to St. Louis this May 2-5Learn more

03/10/17: Register today for the FREE March webinar, 'Firestop Training Done Right: The FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program'.

When: Wed., March 22

Ttime: 10:00 am CDT

Register Now

03/07/17: FCIA partners with IFMA Facility Fusion show to educate Facility Managers this April 4-6.

03/02/17: Registration is NOW OPEN for FCIA Symposiums in the Middle East this April.  Learn more

03/01/17: Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog, the first ever FCIA blog dedicated to the Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry.  Check it out today!

02/28/17: Thank you to all who joined the repeat webinar program today.  Find the presentation here.

02/24/17: Due to technical difficulties with the webinar session on 2/23, we will be re-running the program 'If You Build It (Right), They Will Maintain It (Right)'.

When: Tuesday, February 28

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today

02/23/2017: Thank you to all who attended today's FCIA Webinar on speaking to the building owner through specifications. Apologies to those who were unable to join due to the technical difficulties we experienced.  Check out the program here.

02/21/2017: FCIA presents at the Washington Metro DC Chapter, CSI on how specs can help with building maintenance.

01/31/17: The FCIA 2017 Board of Directors met in Chicago to outline the goals and initiatives for FCIA for the future.  Thank you all for your dedication to the industry and the association!

01/25/17: Thank you to all who kicked off the 2017 FCIA Educational Webinar Series with us today!  Find the program here, and be sure to join us for the next session on Thursday, February 23.

01/22/17: Intersec opens in Dubai, UAE today and runs through the 24th.  Are you going?  Make sure to pick up your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

01/20/17: FCIA's newsletter is here!  Check out all that's happening at FCIA!

1/18/17: One week left to register for 'A Study on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping', the January webinar.

Register Now

1/11/17: Join FCIA for the opening session in the 2017 Educational Webinar Series, 'A Study on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping'.

When: Wednesday, Jan 25

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today!

01/03/17: FCIA Members: it's time to renew your dues.  Questions?  Ask Cathy!

01/01/17: Happy 2017 from FCIA!

12/31/16: The Winter 2016 issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out today!

12/21/16: The webinar 'FCIA: A Firestop Year in Review and More' was well attended. Thanks to all on the webinar for taking time to be there.

12/6/16: Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) Membership Mourns the Oakland Warehouse Fire

Read more

11/17/16: Thank you to all who participated on today's webinar program, 'Barrier Management Systems- New Construction to Existing Buildings'.  Couldn't attend?  Check out the Presentation Here.

11/17/16: Attention Facility Management Personnel for Educational and Healthcare occupancies in the Northeast: the FCIA Barrier Management Symposium program is coming to MD!

Learn more

11/16/16: ONE DAY LEFT to register for this month's featured session, 'Barrier Management Systems - New Construction to Existing Buildings', in the 2016 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Thursday, Nov 17

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today!

11/14/16: Just got back from Isle of Palms, SC and the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show.  All enjoyed an excellent week of education, exploration, advocacy and networking!  Special thanks to all who contributed to make the week a success, including all who attended, tested, sponsored, presented and exhibited!

11/01/16: FCIA's FIC opens next week, but there's still time to register!  Who's so excited for it?  We are!  Learn more

10/24/16: FCIA's FIC 2016 opens in two weeks!  Test. Golf. Learn. Network. Be there!  Learn more

10/16/16: FCIA is present at the ICC Annual Conference and Building Safety & Design Expo this week.  Thanks to all who stopped by the FCIA booth!

10/14/16: Time to grab your travel buddy!  See Who's Coming to FIC 2016!

10/12/16: Looking for the most recent FIC 2016 Agenda?  Check it out here.

10/11/16: Four weeks until the opening of FCIA's FIC 2016Early Registration Pricing Discounts have been exended to October 14Take advantage today!

10/08/16: FCIA's Middle East Education Sessions for the FM and UL Firestop Exams for Contractor and Inspector Personnel are being well received. We had 20+ in attendance in Doha and more to come in Dubai this week. 

10/05/16: Did You Know Early Bird Registration discounts for FCIA's FIC 2016 end soonGrab your spot today!  So far, the hotel has not reported issues from Hurricane Matthew. More next week!

09/29/16: ANNOUNCEMENT - Due to scheduling conflicts with key delegates in the region, the Symposium portion of the upcoming events in the Middle East have been postponed.  The FM & UL Firestop Exams WILL STILL TAKE PLACE.  For more information, contact Cathy.

09/28/16: Interested in today's webinar?  Check it out here!  *Members can view the recorded presentation in the Members Only section.*

09/28/16: Planning to attend today's webinar, 'To Inspect or Not To Inspect? That Is the Question...'?  See you there!

09/27/16: The latest edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check out all that's happening at FCIA.

09/22/16: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium CanadaThe group in Edmonton had great discussions, enjoyed friendships both old and new and LOTS of industry education! Missed it?  Check back for photos soon!

09/07/16: Registration is NOW OPEN for 'To Inspect or Not To Inspect? That Is the Question...', the September chapter in the FCIA 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wednesday, Sept 28

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

09/06/16: The FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in two weeks!  Will we see you there?  There's still time to register.

09/06/16: Calling all Healthcare personnel in Canada: the 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) opens in Vancouver, BC next week!  Look for FCIA and Life Safety Digest there.  Proud to partner with such a great organization!

09/01/16: OFSEC, Oman Fire, Safety & Security Expo, is set to open September 5-7 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest will be there.  Will you? Learn more



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