FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show (FIC) just completed with FCIA Education for FM & UL Firestop Exams, Excellent cutting edge Speakers, Golf Outing for Scholarship funding, FCIA 15 Year Celebration, Relationships, Elections and Awards. Check out what you missed in the FCIA CONFERENCE AGENDA.
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
on the beach at Florida's Gulf Coast.
FCIA Releases Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual
Hillside, IL (FCIA) November 11, 2014 -
The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) is dedicated to the education and promotion of the importance of Life Safety Firestop Systems and Effective Compartmentation to interested parties all over the world. The first step to widespread implementation begins with the education of the specialized Firestop Containment Workers performing this work.
Read the complete Press Release here.
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, others can click here for more information!
Get your FCIA 15th Anniversary Logo in 'Members Only' Section!
It's great for using on your website, printed material and more!
FCIA Educational Symposium Recap:
All three FCIA Educational Symposiums - two in the Middle East and one in Canada - were a great success. A special thanks to FCIA Members, sponsors and honored guests! (Doha, Qatar: 21st - 22nd May 2014; Abu Dhabi, UAE: 18th - 20th May, 2014; Calgary, AB,Canada: June 3-4, 2014) Check out the Presentations.
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.
The newest issue of the magazine of Effective Compartmentation, Life Safety Digest, has arrived! Don't miss articles like:
- "Proper Barrier Managemetn Starts with Using Proper Terms"
- "Behind the Scenes - The Testing of Fire Resistive Construction "
- "The NEW 2012 IBC & Special Inspection Agency / Firestop Inspector Qualifications "
- and more!
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.
UPDATE: New as of May 2, Chapter 3 has been expanded from 50 pages to 600 pages! Read this press release for more information.
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 is offererd to to CSI Certified Construction Specifiers (CCS) and CSC Registered Specification Writers (RSW), and others at Architectural Firms, Governmental 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.
UPDATE: New as of May 2, Chapter 3 has been expanded from 50 pages to 600 pages! Read this press release for more information.
11/21/14: What is one thing that spans generations, crosses the globe and is universal regardless of nationality or country of origin? That's right:
the LOVE OF ALL THINGS FREE!
Join FCIA TODAY and get the REST OF 2014 FOR FREE! Yes, 13 months for the price of 12!
11/19/14: Out surfing the net today, and what do we find? That's right! Press for FCIA at www.fireengineering.com!
Check it out here!
11/19/14: Thanks to all who participated in yesterday's Webinar! Great session with an engaged attendance and thought-provoking questions... tune in next month for the final chapter in the 2014 Webinar Series!
11/13/14: FCIA Releases the Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual! Several years in the making, and it's finally here! Order your copy today!
11/11/14: This Veteran's Day we THANK and HONOR those who have served and those who continue to serve. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
11/10/14: What a great FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show we had last week. FCIA Members, check out the Members Only section for the presentations.
11/7/2014: Don't miss FCIA's Insepction Webinar Nov. 18. Register Today!
10/23/2014: FCIA had a great reception during our Firestop SYSTEMS presentation at the New York State Fire Marshals and Inspectors Conference at the NY Fire Academy.
10/20/14: FCIA supports Middle East FireSafe 2014! The forum kicks off today in Dubai, UAE and will focus on new techniques employed in fire components, fire-safety analysis, investigation and reporting, and a look into active and passive safety measures for better fire safe implementation. Check it out!
10/17/14: FCIA has been busy the last several weeks working hard for the Firestop and Effective Compartmentation industry and you! Want to know what we've been up to? Check out the October Newsletter!
10/16/14: Less than 3 weeks remain until the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show!
See Who is Attending!
10/15/2014: Today's FCIA DIIM Inspection Webinar had over 50+ questions during the 2 hour session. Check out the manufacturer recommendations about cutting sealants or EJ's.
10/08/14: FCIA was at the ASTM Standards meetings in New Orleans earlier this week. FCIA continues to work for higer quality which results in more reliable installed firestop SYSTEMS.
10/07/14: Have you packed yet? Because there's only 4 weeks until the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show! Contact FCIA's Office for hotel info and register now!
10/03/2014: FCIA's next Webinar on Oct. 15 focuses on ICC's IBC requirements for Special Inspection Agencies and Special Inspectors...plus Systems Analysis. Register for this webinar today.
10/02/14: We met a lot of new people at ICC's Expo in Ft. Lauderdale at Booth 413.Thanks to all who stopped by and visited about the DIIM of FIrestopping. Yes, that's an alligator in Val's arms.
09/24/14: FCIA is hitting the road...AGAIN! All the way to the ICC Expo in Ft. Lauderdale that is! Planning to attend? Stop by the FCIA booth #413 and say hi!
09/23/14: Executive Director, Bill McHugh, works tirelessly to get the word out about the DIIM of Firestopping. Check out the latest fruits of his labors in the current issue of Internation Fire Protection Magazine! FCIA - spreading the word!
09/22/14: Just flew in from an amazing Barrier Management Symposium in Long Beach, CA on the Queen Mary! Thanks to The Joint Commission, ASHE and CSHE for coordinating on this exciting event! If you haven't attended one of these two-day Barrier Management conferences, it's time to put in a budget request. You really cannot afford to miss another one! Keep your eyes peeled here for more information on upcoming Barrier Management Symposium events!
09/18/14: Congratulations to Wall Systems Contractors, LLC on their write-up in the Naples Daily News! Raising awareness for the industry and the important life safety services Specialty Firestop Contractors provide helps to promote Specialty Firestop Contractors worldwide!
9/18/14: We hope you're in Long Beach, CA for the Barrier Management Symposium starting today. If you didn't make it this time, keep your eyes peeled for information regarding upcoming Barrier Management Symposiums in your region. Remember, the BEST Defense is Offense! Arm yourself with KNOWLEDGE!
09/17/14: IFMA World Workplace New Orleans is happening RIGHT NOW! Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Life Safety DIGEST while there!
09/17/14: Interested in Advertising in Life Safety Digest? Need to get in front of potential customers? Then Life Safety Digest is the place for you!
09/15/14: FCIA thanks
Don Murphy & Brant Bickmore for promoting FCIA membership & programs at the Construct/CSI Annual Convention in Baltimore. We had great attendance at the booth and FCIA's presentation.
09/14/14: Healthcare professionals, the Barrier Management Symposium in Long Beach, CA Presentations are on-line now. Want tto attend?
09/04/14: Did you know there are five, count 'em FIVE, exciting events coming up this month that you absolutely cannot miss? First, stop by the FCIA booth (#1142) next week in Baltimore at CONSTRUCT2014. After that, hop on up to Northbrook, IL for the UL Testing that will be held at Underwriters Laboratories on 9/16/14. Then, zip down to New Orleans, LA for the IFMA World Workplace show 9/17-19. But don't stay too long, or you'll miss the next Barrier Management Symposium, scheduled for 9/18-19 in Long Beach, CA aboard the stunning Queen Mary. Finally, end your month with the ICC Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL 9/28-30.
Wow! We're excited just thinking about it all!
08/29/14: The next unit in our DIIM Webinar Series will be happening on Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00am CDT. This chapter continued the discussion on "I"nspection, and specifically addressed how the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Firestop SYSTEM Inspection Standards are required in the 2012 International Building Code, plus the qualifications of the special inspection agency and individual inspector by the code...and how IAS' AC 291 fits into this equation. Check out the presentation.
08/27/14: Do you receive emails from FCIA? Do you live/work in Canada? If you answered "YES" to both of these questions, WE NEED YOUR CONSENT.
Canada's Anti-Spam Law has gone into effect, and in order to continue to receive our informational - not to mention delightful - correspondence, we need you to tell us you WANT our industry news and updates. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "OPT-IN" to comply.
Plus, if you respond before September 15, 2014, you will receive a FREE copy of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation.
Thank you for your help with this request.
8/18/2014: The Call for Candidates for FCIA's 2015/2016 Board of Directors is out. Interested? Email Linda McHugh for info.
8/14/2014: Thanks to all who attended FCIA's Special Inspections for Firestopping Webinar . Check out FCIA's Webinar Presentation. If you missed it, tune in Sept. 3 for a repeat program. Visit FCIA Sept. 3rd Webinar to register.
8/13/2014: When inspecting to ASTM E 2174, ASTM E 2393 Standards, Special Inspection Agencies need to be approved by the AHJ. IAS AC 291 is proof of expereince and expertise. Also, Individual inspectors need proof of education and be approved by the AHJ . The FM or UL Firestop Exams provide proof. Join FCIA to buy the Firestop Manual of Practice, the study document for the exams.
8/5/2014: Don Murphy, FCIA Director, Past Pres., Mktg. Chair, Gary Hamilton, FCIA VP & Code Chair worked @ FCIA's ASHE's Annual Conference booth.
8/4/2014: FCIA's Marketing Chair Don Murphy, Incoming President Gary Hamilton and Bill McHugh are at the FCIA Booth at ASHE's Annual Conference this week in Chicago.
7/29/2014: Register Online TODAY for the November 4-7 FCIA Conference & Trade Show. Early Bird discount ends September 26th.
7/24/2014: Interested in becoming an FCIA Member? Want to take advantage of all the Member benefits, like special Member Only Discounts, Education, Industry Advocacy and so much more?
Join the organization that’s helping set the standard for the Firestopping Industry. Plus, if you join now your dues are prorated covering 2014! Contact Lindsey Donley to inquire about membership today. We want YOU! Yes…YOU!
7/21/2014: Attention Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agenices! Need to take the UL Firestop Exam to start the UL Qualified Contractor or IAS AC 291 Special Inspection Agency process? Do you work for a UL Qualified Contractor or IAS AC 291 Inspection firm and need to renew DRI / Responsible Person Status?
FCIA's Firestop Education Session and the UL Firestop Exam take place Sept. 16, at UL's Northbrook, IL HQ. FCIA has 14 years experience at education and Exams. Email us for info.
7/17/14: FCIA DIIM Webinar date: Aug. 14, 10 am CDT. Register for Aug. 14 on DIIM & ASTM Standards, Inspector and Inspection Firm Qualifications, plus code requirements soon. Due to scheduling conflicts, the July 29 Webinar has been rescheduled to Aug. 14.
7/16/2014: FCIA's Symposium Season went well with hundreds of attendees across three countries. Check out the presentations. Don't miss the next Symposium.
7/7/2014: Check out the latest FCIA July eNewsletter right here!
6/23/2014: FCIA FIC Florida Hotel Reservations are NOW OPEN! Book online or call
1-800-237-7600 and mention FCIA for the special $169+tax/night rate.
6/18/2014: New Voting Membership Category Announced for Consultants/ Special Inspection Agencies! Contact bill@FCIA.org or call 708-202-1108 for details.
6/11/2014: FCIA’s Education Session together with Koffel Associates at NFPA was well attended, well received. Check out the presentation today.
6/10/2014: Don Murphy(R), Angela and Mike Timperio (L) at the FCIA Booth in Las Vegas for the NFPA Expo.
6/3/2014: Presentation slides are now available in the Member's Only section for the FCIA Educational Symposiums in Abu Dhabi
5/29/2014: Thank you for all of those who attended today's webinar! A copy of today's presentation can be found here.
5/28/2014: There is still time to sign up for the DIIM Webinar on Inspection tomorrow morning at 10am CST. Sign up now!
5/22/2014: Calgary, AB Symposium registration deadline extended to Tues., May 27! Check out the AGENDA and register today!
5/21/2014: Download the updated Agenda for the FCIA Educational Symposium in Calgary, AB at the Events Page!
5/21/2014: Need to take the UL/ULC or FM Firestop Exam? Both are available at the FCIA Educational Symposium in Calgary, AB, Canada. Sign up today!
5/19/2014: The Canadian FCIA Educational Symposium in Calgary, AB, CAN registration deadline is Friday, May 23. Register NOW!
5/19/2014: Sign up here for the next DIIM Webinar presented by FCIA on Thursday, May 29!
5/16/2014: The FCIA Educational Symposium in Calgary, AB is June 3 & 4! Register Today!
5/15/2014: FCIA heads to Abu Dhabi and Doha for FCIA Educational Symposiums! Thanks to Members and Sponsors for their support!
5/12/2014: FCIA Educational Symposium Registration Deadline for Abu Dhabi and Doha! ACT NOW!
5/12/2014: FCIA Educational Symposium Calgary, Canada HOTEL DEADLINE is today!
5/7/2014: Read about the MOP Updates to Chapter 3 in this FCIA Press Release.
5/6/14: Hilti's Guy Bradley 2014 FCIA President's Award Recipient
5/2/2014: International Educational Symposiums are right around the corner! Register NOW for Abu Dhabi, UAE; Doha, Qatar; and/or Calgary, CAN. GREAT sponsorship packages are available!
5/5/2014: FCIA ECA was a great success! Special thanks to all attendees and speakers!
4/30/2014: Fred Worley (Texas Dept. of Aging) shares his insight on compartmentation focuses to restore fire resistance ratings at this week's FCIA ECA.
4/30/2014: FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members took the FM and UL Firestop Exams yesterday afternoon. This is what the first step toward FM 4991 Approved or UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor status looks like!
4/29/2014: FCIA's Education for FM and UL Firestop Exams is underway. Firestop Contractors and Firestop Special Inspection Agency Personnel Listen to FCIA's Bill McHugh, FM Approvals Jeff Gould and UL's Pam Blanchette this morning and take a rigorous exam later today. Good luck to all!
4/25/2014: There's still time to renew your FCIA Membership! After May 1, all non-renewed members will be removed from the FCIA website, and lose all FCIA Member Benefits. Renew Today-call 708-202-1108 or email lindsey@FCIA.org.
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 lindsey@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 lindsey@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 lindsey@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 lindsey@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!
Check out FCIA's Hot News Archives from years past.