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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!

FCIA's FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, is coming to the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in sunny Palm Springs, CA.

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FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Heads to Toronto, Registration Open

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada, heading to the Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport in Toronto, ON this September 20-21, 2017.

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FCIA's ECA 2017          St. Louis, MO, SUCCESS!

FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference had great technical content, Building Owner & GC Perspectives, the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams, FCIA committee meetings and great networking events last week in St. Louis.

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

FCIA Firestop Education and Exams in Middle East = Great Impact

FCIA traveled to Doha, Qatar and The Dubai for the FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM'Educational Symposium this April.  

We had great attendance and engaged members.


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

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:

  • "Hoistway Opening Protection ";
  • "Life Safety Code Changes for Healthcare Facilities ";
  • "Healing Architecture ";
  • "Healthcare Occupancies and Firestopping ";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

NFPA Conference & Expo Head to Boston, Team with FCIA

NFPA's Conference & Expo is a can't-miss showcase that combines an unrivaled educational conference with a comprehensive expo of the latest products and services. There is no better opportunity to learn, discover, network, and stay current with advances in your field.

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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.

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ICC Building Safety & Design Expo Joins FCIA this September

The Building Safety & Design Expo brings professionals from the built environment including local tradesmen, architects, engineers, along with plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, building and fire safety professionals from around the world together to make it easier to exchange critical information on the latest technologies for building a safer, more resilient world.

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. 



Hot News!

06/23/17: The latest issue of Life Safety Digest is finally here!  This issue focuses on healthcare occupancies and their challenges.  Check it out today!

06/20/17: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada this September 20-21 in Toronto, ONLearn more

06/14/17: Special thanks to Guest Presenter Rich Walke (UL) and all who attended today's webinar!  Check it out today!

05/31/17: FIC 2017 is heading West to Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10!  Make your plans and secure your hotel room now!

05/30/17: Looking to learn about barriers and how to maintain and manage them in your facility?  Attend the next Barrier Management Symposium this July 27 in Phoenix with ASHE Region 9. Learn more and Register

05/26/17: The latest edition of the FCIA newsletter is here.  Check it out today!

05/24/17: FCIA partners with ICC and the Building Safety & Design Expo again this September.  Learn more

05/22/17: Guess what? UL now grades the ULC Firestop Exam WITH the core UL Firestop ExamLearn more

05/19/17: Did you know...the FM 4991 Approved program has new CEU requirements for DRIs?  Check it out today!

05/17/17: Only 18 days until the NFPA Conference & Expo opens in Boston.  Grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

05/15/17: Have you heard?  FIC 2017 is heading to the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs, CA this November 7-10!!! 


05/12/17: Back by popular demand, FCIA brings back 'Firestop Training Done Right: The FCIA Firestop Containment Worker Education Program', for the May session in FCIA's FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Thursday, May 25

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

05/10/17: FCIA Membership promotes your brand, your company.  Voting Contractor & Special Inspection Agency NEW memberships prorated at $965 USD. Join today for benefits until Dec. '17.

05/09/17: Congratulations to FCIA's newest committee members: Marketing - Charles Fogg (Northeast Firestopping Solutions) and Membership - Jim Johnson (General Insulation).

05/08/17: Thanks to all who participated last week at FCIA's Education and Committee Action (ECA) Conference. Don't miss FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show in Palm Springs, CA.

05/02/17: ECA 2017 opened today in St. Louis.  The group welcomed 30+ preparing to take the Firestop Exams.  Good luck to all!

04/26/17: ONE DAY LEFT to get your name on the ECA 2017 list.  Register today! (Rooms still available at The Chase Park Plaza at FCIA rates.)

04/24/17: In the market for a specialty Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency? Check the list!

04/21/17: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partners with BOMA for their BOMA International Conference & Expo this June 24-27. Pick up your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

04/20/17: ONE WEEK LEFT to register for ECA!  Don't miss out on this dynamite agenda!

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!



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