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Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Associates, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps and more, FCIA.org 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.

ECA 2016
Inform. Engage. Inspire. In Vegas!

ECA 2016, the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference, brings together the best and brightest from the Firestop Industry in a dynamic educational event focused on working together to revolutionize the industry.

With an insipring lineup that provides both Technical and practical Business Education, this year's program will surely provide the tools needed for success.

FCIA Wrapped Strongest Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show to Date, November 2015

FCIA returned from Scottsdale, AZ and the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015 .  The week long event was our biggest yet, and featured highly informational education, fun networking and the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams.

Thanks to all who attended and presented!  Looking for the Presentations?  Members can find them in the Members Only section as a Member Benefit.  Email Cathy@FCIA.org for login questions.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

FCIA Middle East Symposiums Bring Education to the Region

FCIA returned to the Middle East for TWO exciting Symposiums focused on Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation.

Our first stop was The Oryx Rotana, Doha, Qatar on 13-15 October 2015 for the FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM'Educational Symposium.  This one-day Symposium was packed with presentations on several key aspects of the industry, as well as networking opportunities and the FM and UL Firestop Exams.

Then, FCIA travelled to The Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, UAE on 18-20 October 2015 for the FCIA Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC) Fire & Smoke Protection Symposium.  Sponsored by The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs (DMA), this full-day event featuree educational sessions covering topics of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation, networking opportunities, plus the FM and UL Firestop Exams.

Looking for the Presentations?  Members can find them in the Members Only section as a Member Benefit.  Email Cathy@FCIA.org for login questions.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENTS

FCIA 'DIIM' Canadian Symposium Another Sucessful Event

Thanks to all who attended the FCIA 'DIIM' Canadian Symposium at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON this September 9-10, 2015.  Kudos to the Canada Committee for another spectacular event! 

Attendees heard from a variety of experts on various aspects of the National Building Code of Canada, and then the group was invited by the National Research Council of Canada to a private, guided tour of the NRC Fire Test Facilty.

Looking for the Presentations?  Members can find them in the Members Only section as a Member Benefit.  Email Cathy@FCIA.org for login questions.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

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 Supports IFMA Facility Fusion Events Worldwide

From day-to-day operations and soft management skills, to advanced sustainability and workplace strategies, IFMA Facility Fusion is all about focus.  Here, attendees will find practical solutions, in-depth education, leadership development, professional connections and more.

Learn more

FCIA Brings Life Safety Digest to Architects at PhilAIAdelphia

AIA Convention is the largest and most exciting annual gathering of architects and other design professionals in the U.S.  The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting - it all comes together at PhilAIAdelphia for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year.

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FCIA Partners with the CHES Ontario Conference and Trade Show

"Leading through Change" - That's the theme of this year's Annual Chapter Conference & Trade Show for the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) Ontario Chapter.  The event is a great networking opportunity, as well as dynamic educational event, designed to provide information and guidance to help overcome the daily challenges faced at healthcare facilities throughout Canada.

Learn more

FCIA and RAIC Partner for Festival of Architecture 2016

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) heads to Nanaimo B.C. with a 2016 Festival of Architecture that is designed to engage the public as well as architects from across the country.  The four-day Festival celebrates the theme of CONNEXIONS within a landscape that exemplifies the concept.

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NFPA Conference & Expo Educates in Las Vegas this June

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presents their annual NFPA Conference & Expo®, the source for the latest, most innovative products, practices, services and techniques. Anyone responsible for staying current on fire, life safety, and electrical codes & standards and for creating safe environments will find everything needed at this “one-stop shop.”

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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 Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2016

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2016 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.  Tune in monthly to learn about industry related topics like the 'DIIM'of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation, Perimeter Fire Containment, Code updates and more in these comprehensive sessions, followed by thought-provoking Q&A sessions.

Learn more 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.

The Life Safety Digest Spring 2016 Issue is Here!

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:

  • "High-Rise Combustible Construction ";
  • "Code Development 101: Using ICC's cdpACCESS ";
  • "Fire-Restistance-Rated & Smoke-Resistance-Rated Systems & Fire Code Maintenance Requirements ";
  • "ANSI UL 1479, Part 3: Materials, Concrete Floors and Walls ";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

Interested in Advertising? Contact cathy@FCIA.org for more information and a Media Kit.

Have an industry related article to contribute?  For more information on writing policies, email lindsey@FCIA.org.

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. 

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!

04/27/16: Registration NOW OPEN for 'The ICC Committee Action Hearings', the May session in the 2016 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 10:00 am CDT

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04/20/16: Treat guests to an unforgettable experience at Show Bus The Stars!, the ECA 2016 Guest Tour.  Learn more

04/14/16: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, "The Two-Hour Barrier Management Symposium"Check out the presentation here.

04/13/16: Three weeks until FCIA's ECA 2016Opportunity is knocking. Will you answer? Find out who's going.

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04/12/16: ECA 2016 - Spotlight On: Safety "High-Rise Facade Fires: A Worldwide Concern"  Check out the presentation by Douglas Evans, P.E., FSFPE at ECA 2016!

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04/07/16: FCIA Membership drops to $965* USD for the balance of 2016.  Full value, discounted dues!  Learn more today!

*$965 Membership dues applies to NEW Members ONLY.  Does not apply for membership renewals.

04/06/16: One week until 'The Two-Hour Barrier Management Symposium', the April webinar.

When: Thursday, April 14

Time:  10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

04/05/16: One week until IFMA Facility Fusion US opens in Indy (April 12-14) !  Grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

04/1/16: Still need ECA Hotel Reservations? FCIA discounted rate extended to Friday, April 8th!

03/31/16: ECA 2016 brings the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams to Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection AgenciesLearn more about ECA 2016.

03/29/16: It's here!  It's here! It's finally here!  *excited clapping and huge grins*  Announcing the newest issue of Life Safety Digest!  We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a whole new lookCheck it out today!

Like what you see?  Tell us!

03/29/16: Thanks to all who participated on today's webinar, 'Solving the Riddle of F, T, L, H and W Ratings'Find the presentation here.

03/24/16: Announcing the April installment in the FCIA FREE 2016 Educational Webinar Series, 'The Two-Hour Barrier Management Symposium'.

When: Thursday, April 14

Time: 10:00am CDT

Register Today!

03/23/16: Thinking of attending ECA 2016?  This year's agenda provides both Technical AND practical Business Education.  Make sure to check out the Draft Agenda and Register TODAY

03/22/16: Want to know what's happening at FCIA?  Check out the latest Newsletter!

03/18/26: FCIA's Code Proposal for the International Fire Code was published late last week. Don't miss FCIA Code Consultant Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates, presentation at the FCIA's ECA Conference to hear how this and other proposals fared.

03/10/16: Join FCIA's next session in the 2016 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'Solving the Riddle of F, T, L, H and W Ratings'.

When: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 10:00am CDT

Register today

03/08/16: Haven't registered for ECA 2016 yet?  Early Bird and Hotel Discounts End April 1st!

Register today!

02/24/16: Thanks to all who attended today's session in the 2016 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire and Life Safety?'.  Missed it? Check it out here!

02/24/16: The FM and UL Firestop Exams are ready to head to Doha (2-3 March) and Abu Dhabi (6-7 March).  View the Schedule of Events - Doha, Abu Dhabi

02/18/16: ASHE will be conducting a series of five webinars to prepare for the adoption of the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101. The first webinar, "The 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 and Its Impact on Existing Health Care Facilities" is scheduled for February 24th. Learn more.

02/17/16: Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies in the Middle East - do you need CEU's?  Come to the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams in Doha and Abu Dhabi this March

Register today!

02/16/16: One Week Left to Register for 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?'

When: February 24

Time: 10:00am CST

Register Today

02/10/16: Today, leaders from the Firestop Industry, consisting of Contractors, Consultants, Manufacturers, Architects and Engineers came together at UL's Standards Technical Panel Meeting at the Northbrook, IL UL Headquarters.

02/09/16: Make your plans, 'cause Registration is NOW OPEN for ECA 2016Hotel and Early Bird Registration discounts end April 1st. 

Register early and SAVE!

02/04/16: Registration Open for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in the Middle EastRegister Today

02/01/16: FCIA is partnering with the CHES Ontario Chapter Conference to educate healthcare facilities personnel in Canada this May!  Learn more here

01/28/16: ROXUL and Thermafiber return this February with their highly regarded and sought after program, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?', for the February session in the 2016 FCIA Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wed, February 24

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today

01/28/16: The FM and UL Firestop Exams are heading back to the Middle East.  Join FCIA March 2-3 in Doha and March 6-7 in Abu Dhabi for FCIA Education and the Firestop Exams.

Register Here!

01/27/16: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'A Study on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping'.  Did you miss it?  Find the presentation here.

01/25/16: ECA 2016 and FIC 2016 Announcements, FM and UL Firestop Exams in the Middle East, Webinars and so much more! Learn more in this month's FCIA Newsletter!

01/20/16: One Week Left to Register for the opening session in the 2016 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, 'A Study on the DIIMof Firestopping'.

When: Wed, January 27

Time: 10:00 am CST

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01/16/16: Are you ready for Intersec 2016?  FCIA is!  Pick up your issue of Life Safety Digest while there!

01/06/16: Registration is NOW OPEN for the opening chapter in the 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'A Study on the DIIM of Firestopping'.

When: Wed, January 27

Time: 10:00 am CST

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01/05/16: The newest issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out today!

01/04/16: Happy New Year from FCIA!

12/31/15: From the new 2016 Board of Directors to the latest issue of Life Safety Digest, FCIA has been busy!  Find out all that's going on with your association in this month's Newsletter!

12/29/15: Where can you find the world's largest trade show for the Security, Safety and Fire Protection industries?  Intersec 2016!  Heading to Dubai 17-19 January 2016Learn more

12/21/15: In honor of the holiday season, the FCIA Office will be CLOSED 12/24-12/25 and 12/31/15-1/1/16. Happy Holidays from FCIA!

12/15/15: Want to become an FCIA Member?  Enjoy special Member discounts on the MOP, Conference registration, FM and UL/ULC Exam Prep sessions and more!  Get found by potential clients with a FCIA Member listing on the FCIA Member List, visited more than 20,000 times per year!  And so many more benefits!  For more information, email cathy@FCIA.org.

12/10/15: FCIA Members, Renew your dues before December 31 and save!  Email cathy@FCIA.org for more info.

12/09/15: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Educational Webinar, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?', presented by ROXUL and Thermafiber.  Many thanks to Melanie Bisson, ROXUL and Angie Ogino, Thermafiber, who presented a stellar, information packed session!  Missed the session?  Don't worry!  It will be repeated in February due to high demand!  Or, find it posted NOW in the Presentations section!

12/2/15: One week left to register for the final chapter in the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire and Life Safety?'.

Register Here

11/25/15: Registration NOW OPEN for the final session in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?'.

When: Wed, December 9

Time: 10:00am CDT

Register Here

11/24/15: Presentations from the November Barrier Management Symposium in Bristol, TN can now be found online.  Check them out here!

11/19/15: Black Friday Fever has hit FCIA!  Join FCIA now through December 31, 2015, then enjoy 2016 AND the rest of 2015 FOR FREE!  Learn more here.

11/17/15: Presentations from the FCIA Symposiums in Doha and Abu Dhabi can now be found in the Members Only section.

11/11/15: Learned a lot from a specific presentation at last week's FIC 2015?  Curious about what you missed?  Presentations can now be found in the Members Only section!

11/9/15: Thanks to all who Attended, Exhibited, Presented and Supported the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015This year's event was our biggest yet.  Great content, good times, awesome fun.  Thank you!  View photos from FIC 2015 here.

11/06/15: Space is still available to register for FCIA, ASHE, The Joint Commission and UL's upcoming Barrier Management Symposium, hosted by ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17. Check out the Program Agenda, online now!.

11/06/15: The FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference was great. Awesome speakers, exhibitors, and more. Check out the Members Only area next week for presentations.

 

 

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