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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

FIC 2016, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, will be heading to The Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, SC this November 8-11, 2016 for compelling industry education, entertaining events and more.

More information and registration COMING SOON!


FCIA Canadian Symposium Heading to Edmonton this September

Join FCIA this September 20-21, 2016 at The Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel for the highly successful FCIA 'DIIM' Canadian Symposium.

Attendees will hear from a variety of experts on various aspects of the 'DIIM' of Firestopping, including presentations on the proper Design, Installation, Inspection and Maintenance/Management ('DIIM') of Firestop systems, and more.

More information and registration COMING SOON!


FCIA Symposiums Return to the Middle East this October

FCIA is planning to return to the Middle East with their Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation educational symposiums this October.

Join FCIA at the The Oryx Rotana, in Doha, Qatar on 4-6 October 2016 for the FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM'Educational Symposium OR 11-13 October 2016 (location TBD) for the FCIA International Building Code Fire & Smoke Protection Symposium.  Both programs include FCIA Education for the FM and UL Firestop Exams, a on-day Educational Symposium, networking opportunities and the FM and UL Firestop Exams.

More information and registration COMING SOON!


ECA 2016 Closes With a Bang

This May, ECA 2016, the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference, brought together the best and brightest from the Firestop Industry in a dynamic educational event.

With an insipring lineup that provided both Technical and practical Business Education, this year's program provided new information, new relationships and real committee action.

Check out Presentations at FCIA's "Members Only" area.  Can't find your login? Email

For more information on past programs, visit the Archives.

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:

  • "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!

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.

Learn more

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.”

Learn more

BOMA International Conference & Expo Brings Life Safety Digest to Attendees

The most successful property professionals are always in the middle of the action—and quite simply, that’s why they always attend BOMA International’s Annual Conference & Expo.

Learn more

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.

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 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!

05/18/16: Want to be an FCIA InsiderSubscribe to the mailing list today and stay current on all FCIA and Industry related news and events.

05/12/16: Thanks to all who participated on today's webinar, 'The ICC Committee Action Hearings'. Stay tuned for details on the June program.

05/10/2016: FCIA's Committees met at the ECA Conference last week. The Committees all came out with action items. Watch FCIA's Enews and Life Safety Digest for details.

04/29/16: Your monthly Member Newsletter is here!  Check out all that's happening at FCIA!

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

Register Today

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.

Register Today

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!

Register TODAY!

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

Register Today

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

Register Today

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

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



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