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

Rave reviews for FCIA's FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in sunny Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10.

Members can find the presentations in the Members Only section.

FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Brought Firestop Exams and Education to Toronto

The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada was in Toronto, ON this September 20-21 with the ULC Firestop Exams, as well as dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.


Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members

The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.

Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.

The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.

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FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference had great technical content, the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, FCIA committee meetings and more this May in St. Louis.

FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA Presentations in the Members Only Section.


Keeping Up With FCIA News

Want to know everything going on with FCIA?  From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.

Check out the current issue today!

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.

Maintaining Fire-Resistant-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies...Yes, It's Critical

With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained. Sprinkler Systems and Alarm Systems are systems that are routinely maintained, but what about the fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant barriers in buildings? These barriers protect people from fire and smoke spread in buildings. They need maintenance too.

Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog

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, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation

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:

  • "Some ABCs of Smoke Control ";
  • "What Architects Can Learn from Firefighters ";
  • "One-Size-Fits-All Engineering Judgements Don't Work ";
  • "From Devastation Comes Inspiration";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

Align yourself with the ONLY magazine focused on Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and put your business in front of thousands of potential customers.  For Advertising Info, 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 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, instructor led, education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, Firestop Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces 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 required by Chapter 17 of the IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.


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. 



Hot News!

12/13/17: One Week left to register for 'Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation - A Year in Review', the final session in the 2017 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wed, December 20

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today

12/12/17: FCIA is busy between Conferences at ASTM Standards and ICC/NFPA, National Building Code of Canada development processes.  We're always working for the advancement of improved fire- and life-safety in buildings.

12/04/17: SAVE THE DATE for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018, heading to Memphis, TN this coming May!

11/30/17: FCIA's visit to the National Research Council of Canada provided input on a possible new NRC Fire-Test Lab. Watch for more info as NRC submits for approval.

11/29/17: Thank you to all who attended the November webinar, 'Who is FCIA? FCIA News, Updates and More'.  Missed it?  Find the presentation here

11/25/17: Did you know that Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now join FCIA for 2018 AND get the rest of 2017 FREE?  Join the organization that's building your industry.   Learn more

11/15/17: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show.  Engaging sessions, great interaction, all around productive week!

11/09/17: At FCIA's FIC Conference, Joe Lstiburek spoke about the Grenfell Tower, Cladding, Insulation, Rainscreen Design and fire safety. Check out this Wall Street Journal Article on the issue. FCIA Members, visit the Members Only Section for Joe's Presentation.

11/3/17: FCIA is heading to FIC 2017.  See you in Palm Springs!

10/26/2017: FCIA's Bill McHugh travels to Dubai to speak at the ASTM/ICC Symposium on Codes and Standards Oct. 30, 31..

10/19/17: Still time to register for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show!  Don't miss this event! Register today!

10/18/17: What's happpening at FCIA?  Check out this issue of the FCIA Newsletter.

10/17/17: The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting mailboxes all over the world this week.  Check it out here!

10/12/17: Are you a Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency in the Middle East looking to write the FM or UL Firestop ExamsNew testing date added to November!

10/12/17: Attention! Those FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members looking for education for the Firestop Exams can attend a special 4-hour webinar to prepare, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL Firestop Exams'.

When: Thurs, Oct 26

Time: 8:00 am CDT

10/11/2017: The FCIA Standards Committee's ASTM Meetings were shortened due to Hurricane Nate. Meet the leaders at the FCIA FIC Conference and volunteer to join a committeee.

10/05/2017: FCIA's Extended 4 Hour Webinar powerpoint presentation is in the Members Only section. Watch for the Recording in the next few weeks.

10/03/17: So, you wanna come to FCIA's FIC 2017 and you want to know who you'll see there.  Check out who's coming today!  Don't see your name on the list?  Registration remains open.

09/26/17: Only six weeks until FIC 2017 opens in Palm Springs!  Are you coming?

09/23/17: Have you registered for the FCIA Firestop Industry & Conference Trade Show - FIC 2017 - yet? Check out the Blockbuster Agenda.

09/14/17: Our deepest condolences go to the family of FCIA Past President Don Murphy who passed away September 11.  He was a good friend to FCIA and the industry, and he will be missed by all.

09/08/17: Sending prayers and best wishes for safety to FCIA members and all those in Florida and Georgia as Hurricane Irma approaches.  Please seek shelter.  You are in our thoughts.

09/05/17: Two weeks until the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in Toronto, ON. Have you registered yet?

08/30/17: Check out the newest edition of the FCIA Newsletter. Hear what's going on in your association and the industry! Read it today!

08/28/17: Bill Koffel, FCIA's Code Consultant, is running for Associate Director at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).  If you're a member, votes are due before Sept. 1.

08/25/17: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'FM 4991 Approved Contractors - What's that Mean?', with Jeff Gould (FM Approvals).  Find the presentation here

08/18/17: Feel like you're a born leader?  Interested in serving on the FCIA Board?  Nominate yourself or another FCIA Contractor Member for FCIA’s Board of Directors on the 2017-2019 Board! Inquire today

08/16/17: Check out this article from Building Science Corporation with interesting perspectives on the Grenfell Tower and the ‘Great Fire of London’.  Read it here

08/04/17: With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, maintaining fire-resistant-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies is more critical than ever.  Check out FCIA's tips to maintaining these critical barriers in the "News You Can Use" blog.

08/04/17: Did you know that Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can now join FCIA for prorated dues for the rest of 2017?  Take advantage of discounted membership and join the organization working to build your industry.   Learn more

08/03/17: Need to beef up your Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry knowledge?  Check out past FCIA Presentations

08/02/17: FCIA presented at the MOSHE SISCHE Chapter meeting today in O'Fallon, MO.  Thanks to all who were in attendance! Check out the presentation here

08/01/27: Registration is NOW OPEN for FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show! Learn more


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