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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 Heads to Scottsdale

November 3-6, 2015 brings like-minded professionals to Scottsdale, AZ, for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show.  This interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support and are interested in the Firestop Industry features cutting edge education sessions, the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams, entertaining networking events, a Trade Show and so much more. LEARN MORE

Registration Open for FCIA 'DIIM' Canadian Symposium

The FCIA 'DIIM' Canadian Symposium is a one and a half day interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support and are interested in the Firestop Industry. Don't miss the tour at the NRC's Almonte Fire Test Facility, one of two in the world. Education for and the ULC Firestop Exam is adminstered at this event! ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN!  DRAFT AGENDA RELEASED!

Held at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON, September 8-10, this exciting event brings together the best and the brightest solution-focused individuals and companies around Canada. 


Registration Now Open for FCIA Middle East Symposiums

Join FCIA at 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 is an interactive learning and networking event. Also, attend one and one half days of education followed by the FM and UL Firestop Exams.

Then, FCIA will head 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 will feature educational sessions covering topics of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation, 1.5 days of FCIA Education plus the FM and UL Firestop Exams.


FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2015 (ECA)

FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2015 - has officially wrapped up, and the feedback couldn't be better.  The historic location, combined with a dynamite line-up of engaging speakers and a great group of attendees made for a memorable week! 

Couldn't attend the Conference, but curious about what you missed?  FCIA Members can view CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.  Email for login questions.

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 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 "DIIM" Webinar Series Returns for 2015

The 2014 FREE FCIA DIIM Webinar Series was so successful, the program has been expanded to host monthly sessions in 2015!  This highly attended FREE Webinar series will highlight and offer in-depth analyzations on the various aspects of the DIIM of Firestopping: "D" - Design; "I" - Installation; "I" - Inspection; and "M" - Maintenance in monthly, comprehensive sessions.

Learn more here.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest Partner with Gulf FireTec Summit

The Gulf FireTec Summit heads to the Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi this 31 August - 1 September 2015 to address key issues pertaining to fire safety.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest is proud to support the Gulf FireTec Summit.  Learn more.

FCIA Supports the Middle East Health & Safety Forum

The Middle East Health & Safety Forum, taking place from 6-7 September 2015 at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai, UAE, will address the key challenges and solutions for health, safety and environment professionals and will provide a platform for debate and solution-finding for regional industries.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest  Partner with OFSEC 2015

Oman Fire, Safety and Security Expo (OFSEC) is Oman's most comprehensive - and ONLY - exhibition on fire, safety and security.  This expo brings together key decision-makers from the government and private sectors of more than 30 countries all focused on strengthening the collaboration between the authorities and the industries for the integration of safety and security technologies.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest look forward to partnering with OFSEC in 2015.  Learn more.

FCIA Teams with the 6th Annual Middle East FireSafe

The 6th Annual Middle East FireSafe is the foremost event focused on the Fundamentals of Fire Safety. For the past 6 years, the Middle East FireSafe has educated delegates on: Fire Safety Planning and implementation; the latest Codes and Standards; Fire Risk Analysis; Technical Workshops and Training; First Responders; and Future Technology and Trends.  Learn more.

FCIA and the Building Safety & Design Expo Work Together in 2015

The Building Safety & Design Expo provides a platform for exhibitors to demonstrate and educate building safety and design professions about the latest products and services needed to keep buildings safe and meet and maintain compliance with accepted codes and standards.  Learn more.

FCIA Teams with CONSTRUCT 2015 in St. Louis

If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the institutional, industrial or commercial built environment, then CONSTRUCT 2015 is your event.  With relevant, accredited education programs, an exhibit hall featuring the latest products, services and technologies and a multitude of networking opportunities, CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.  Learn more.

FCIA and Life Safety Digest Align with IFMA World Workplace 2015

IFMA's World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment.  This Conference & Expo is the most longstanding and well-respected learning and networking event for facility management and related professions.  Learn more.

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.

Life Safety Digest Summer 2015 Healthcare Issue!

The newest issue of Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, has arrived!  Don't miss articles like:

  • "Fire Barrier Management & A Call to Action: Why Firestop Contractors Should Be at the Table ";
  • "Total Barrier Management Reduces Airborne Infection Risk in Healthcare ";
  • "OSHA Fatality and Injury & Reporting ";
  • "Firestopping is Critical in Hospitals ";
  • and more!

Interested in Advertising? Contact for more information and a Media Kit.

Have an industry related article to contribute?  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!

09/03/15: Yesterday's webinar had a great group of attendees.  Missed the presentation?  Catch it here!

09/02/15: Registration is open for FCIA Events all over the world!  Register NOW!

08/26/15: Who will be there?  Check out the Ottawa Symposium Attendee List*!  Don't see your name on the list.  There's still time to REGISTER!

*As of August 25, 2015.

08/25/15: One Week Left to Register for the September 2 Webinar.  Register today!

08/24/15: The Middle East Health & Safety Forum invites FCIA Members to attend!  And, Members receive a discount on registration!   Learn more today!

08/12/15: Coming to Ottawa for the FCIA 'DIIM' SymposiumThe deadline for discounted 'FCIA' hotel rates at The Brookstreet Hotel is approaching.  Make your reservation by August 17 to take advantage of the special 'FCIA' rates!

08/07/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA?  Check out this month's Newsletter!

08/07/15: Considering coming to the 'DIIM' Symposium in Ottawa this September?  Check out the Draft Agenda!

08/04/15: Register today for the next chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, "Barrier Management: A Short Program on the Whys and the Hows".

When: Wednesday, Sept 2

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am CDT

Register Today!

08/03/15: Looking for a Once-In-A-Lifetime Conference experience?  Then come to the FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium!  Want to learn more?  Check it out here!

07/30/15: Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies looking to become UL/ULC Qualified or IAS AC 291 Accredited - the UL/ULC Firestop Exam is coming to Northbrook, IL. August 27Members save up to $790 on the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exam Sessions, plus additional savings on the FCIA Manual of PracticeLearn more

*Note: There is NO SAVINGS on the UL/ULC Firestop Exam itself.  The savings benefit is on the Education Sessions prior to the exams.

07/30/15: Announcing the Annual Building Safety & Design Expo, as well as the Group A Public Comment Hearings in Long Beach, CA September 24-29.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest proudly partner with this exciting show.

Learn more.

07/29/15: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Registration forms for BOTH the Doha Symposium and the Abu Dhabi Symposium have been updated.  Please discard any previously released versions of the forms as they contained incorrect pricing and Agenda information.

07/28/15: Wrapping up the Indianapolis Region 5 Barrier Management Symposium today.  Attendance was great, as was the ASHE Region 5's group involvement!  Presentations from the Symposium are avaialbe now! 

Couldn't attend this symposium?  Stay tuned for info on the upcoming BMS in Bristol, TN this November!

07/22/15: FCIA's Webinar on Barrier Management Systems was well attended. Check out today's featured Presentation.

07/13/15: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA Abu Dhabi Symposium and also the FCIA Doha Symposium Don't Miss these important events!

07/12/15: FCIA's leadership represented FCIA in Boston, MA at the ASHE Annual Conference. Many ASHE Members and Leaders stopped by FCIA's booth (1308) or attended the Barrier Management Session Monday afternoon!

07/07/15: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium in Ottawa, ON, CANADA, September 8-10.  Come and Tour the NRC Almonte Fire Test Facility!  Learn More.

06/30/15: The Summer 2015 Life Safety Digest is here. Check it out online.

06/25/15: Have you heard?  Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015!  LEARN MORE

06/24/15: The FCIA family has lost a friend...Mile "Mike" Cesto, Westcal Insulation Calgary, AB, will forever be remembered.

06/23/15: So much happening with FCIA lately.  Read all about it in this month's Newsletter!

06/22/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo opened today at McCormick Place, Chicago.  FCIA's Booth had lots of action.

06/15/15: The Gypsum Association recently released their Recommendations for Assessing and Repairing Gypsum Boards and Panels.  Check it out in Technical


06/11/15: Congratulations to the winner of the FREE Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015 - Registration ($495 Value): Eric Bergman of KMI Fire, Phoenix , AZ.  See you in Scottsdale, Eric!  Thanks to all who participated in the ECA 2015 Follow-up Survey.

06/09/15: FCIA Manufacturer Member, Roxul, will be holding four Fire Seminars that will focus on fire resistance and energy efficiency.  Visit

for more info.

06/09/15: Interested in subscribing to Life Safety Digest?  Our next issue will be hitting inboxes later this month.  Subscribe now!

06/08/15: Many associations honor individual members with Fellowship, including CSI, CSC, AIA and RAIC.  FCIA met some of the new Fellows at our presentation at the RAIC Festival of Architecture last week.  Congrats to all!

06/04/2015: FCIA's Presentationat the RIAC Festival of Architecture covered the DIIM of Firestopping for Canada. Check out the NEW Canada Specification as well. 

06/02/15: The Barrier Management Symposium is heading to Indianapolis, IN, July 27-28. Hosted by ISHE and ASHE Region 5, join FCIA and the BMS Faculty as they educate Healthcare Facility Managers in the Midwest.  Learn More

05/29/15: FCIA's Executive Director Bill McHugh and Vice President Ken Slama presented at Construction Specifications Canada's Annual Convention today. Check out the Presentation and a NEW Canada Specification.

05/28/15: New member, Fireline 520's, Eric Shudy displays shows Fireline 520 at the Construction Specification Canada Annual Conference!

05/28/15: FCIA Membership continues to grow!  Welcome to all New Members worldwide!

05/26/15: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, is in Vancouver for the IAS Board of Directors meeting.  FCIA leadership is always advocating at the highest levels for the Specialty Firestop Industry!

05/21/15: FCIA has been busy the last few weeks.  Read all about it in the current ENewsletter!

05/20/15: Thanks to all who participated in today's Webinar.  The Q&A session had great participation and many thought -provoking questions!  Missed it?  Find the Presentation Here.

05/19/15: ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER FOR 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

05/14/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo will be landing in Chicago June 22-25.  Look for Life Safety Digest and FCIA there!

05/13/15: Registration OPEN for the May Educational Webinar Series, 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT


05/12/15: Curious about what you missed in Dallas?  Members can CHECK-OUT THE PRESENTATIONS from ECA 2015 as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.

05/08/15: ECA 2015 has officially

wrapped up.  Thanks to all who

attended, sponsored and


05/05/15: Hitting the ground

running in Dallas.  Get ready -

the FCIA Education and

Committee Action Conference

starts tomorrow!

05/01/15: The time has come! 

FCIA is Dallas bound!  See you at

ECA 2015!

04/28/15: There's still time to

REGISTER for ECA 2015!

Need help with your hotel?  Email for help.

04/23/15: Just got back from the ICC Code Development Hearings in Memphis.  Read more about FCIA and the proposals we presented in this month's eNews! Check your inbox early next week!

04/22/15: Curious to know who will be at FCIA's ECA 2015Check it out here!

04/17/2015: We had a great interactive presentation during FCIA's April 16 Webinar Presentation.  Don't miss the next one in May. 

04/16/15: ONE MORE REASON to get to ECA 2015 - FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams!  Register today!

04/15/15: Couldn't make the first 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN?  OR, Were you there and want to review a presentation? Check out the Presentations here!

04/14/15: TWO DAYS LEFT to register for this month's webinar, "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" Sign up today!

04/10/15: FCIA ECA 2015 Early Registration Deadline for hotel & conference ends Friday,

April 10th.  After deadline, hotel reservations based on space availability.  View the ECA Agenda.

Register today!

04/07/15: Life Safety Digest Correction:  The November Firestop Industry Conference is Nov. 3-6, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. 

04/07/15: Check out FCIA's latest e-News!

04/06/15: Learn how Special Inspection for Firestopping is viewed by the International Building Code in this month's installment of the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series.  Register for "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" today!

When: Thursday, April 16

Time: 10am - 12pm CST

04/03/15: Register for the ECA Dallas Bites Spouse Tour! 

04/01/2015: Thinking of joining FCIA?  New Contractors join for ONLY $965 USD!  Learn more!



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