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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 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 '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 for login questions.

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 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 Fall 2015 High-Rise Issue is Here!

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

  • "Expansion Joint Assemblies for High-Rise Construction";
  • "Doors and Hardware in High-Rise Buildings";
  • "Are Enclosed Elevator Lobbies Needed in High-Rise Buildings?";
  • "Photoluminescent Egress Path Markings Guide You Out";
  • 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!

11/25/15: In observance of the US holiday of Thanksgiving, the FCIA office will be CLOSED November 26-27.  We will return with normal business hours on Monday, November 30.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/24/15: 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

11/21/15: 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.

10/23/15: Thanks to all of the participants on today's webinar.  We had great questions and participation from the group.  Stay tuned for next month's program!

10/21/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA?  Catch up with us in the latest edition of our Newsletter!

10/19/15: Eng. Yasmeen Sami Saadah, addresses the FCIA Abu Dhabi, UAE Symposium attendees about implementation of the Abu Dhabi International Codes and the importance of what we do together to keep buildings safe. It was an honor to have Eng. Yasmeen welcome and Department of Municipal Affairs Sponsor FCIA's 2015 Symposium !

10/15/15: Tom Scheidel, Koffel Associates, addresses the FCIA FM and UL Exam Prep Class at the Oryx Rotana in Doha, Qatar.  Many Thanks to Tom for his participation in the event!

10/14/15: Want to know Who's Coming to FIC 2015Check it out here!

10/14/15: There's still time to register for next week's FCIA Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC) Fire & Smoke Protection Symposium in Abu DhabiLearn more today!

10/13/15: The FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Educational Symposium and FM and UL Firestop Exams opens in Doha today.  Thanks to all who attended!

10/08/15: The FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams are heading to FIC 2015Starting in November, the FM Firestop Exam will include content from the NEW Chapter 3 (FCIA MOP 5th Edition or newer).  Get your copy today!

10/06/15: Did you know that IFMA World Workplace is set to open in Denver tomorrow?  Pick-up the latest issue of Life Safety Digest while you're there!

10/04/15: FCIA is proud to Congratulate STI on 25 Years of Innovation.  Thank you for your partnership and support of FCIA!

10/01/15: Firestop Contractors - Considering FCIA MembershipNew Members SAVE BIGJoin for the rest of 2015 for ONLY $490!  Ask us how!

09/30/15: FCIA Members, Don Murphy and Jay McGuire, with Executive Director, Bill McHugh, bringing the 'DIIM' message to attendees at CONSTRUCT2015 in St. Louis.

09/30/15: Interested in the Firestopping needs of High-Rise Buildings? Then you MUST check out the newest issue of Life Safety Digest, hitting mailboxes all over!  Not a subscriber?  Inquire today!

09/29/15: Great news!  Early Bird Registration Discount Extended to October 9th!  FIC 2015 - meet us in Scottsdale this November!

09/28/15: FCIA's new banners worked well as we welcomed many ICC Governmental Members to talk about FCIA's DIIM philosophy. Great to see many new and old friends.

09/24/15: We always knew we wanted to be famous.  FCIA is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) YouTube channel! (Yep, we've arrived.)

Watch. Like. Subscribe. Share. 

09/24/15: Less than two weeks until IFMA World WorkplaceHarness Innovation, Embrace Awesome, Collaborate to Innovate!

09/23/15: FCIA brings the highly popular Barrier Management Symposium program and faculty to ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17, 2015.

Register Today!

Read the Press Release here.

09/23/15: The FCIA 2015 Annual FIC Spouse Tour has been announced!  Join the group for:

Learn more here

09/22/15: FCIA's Board of Directors elects 3-4 new Directors each year for 3 year terms. Interested? Check out the Board Page, then contact the FCIA Office to learn more. 

09/22/15: Draft Agendas* Released for upcoming Middle East Symposiums! Check them out:

*Agendas subject to change without notice up to date of event.

09/17/15: Looking for the Presentations from the FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium?  Find them in Members Only!  Not a Member?  Contact us to learn about Membership!

09/16/15: Registration Open for the next Webinar, "Contractor Qualification Programs: What Are They and Do They Work?".

When: Friday, October 23, 2015

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

Register Here

09/15/15: CONSTRUCT is getting set to take over St. Louis, MO and the America's Center for their Annual Conference & Expo this September 30-October 3Use Promo Code EB74* to receive Free Exhibit Hall Admission, then stop by the FCIA Booth (#933).

*New registrations ONLY.  No refunds given.

09/14/15: The 2015 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings for the 2018 Code Development Cycle open in Long Beach, CA on the 24th.  FCIA has some key proposals up for vote.  Stop by the FCIA booth (#419) while you're there!

09/10/15: The FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium was a huge success.  Thanks to all who attended, exhibited and sponsored, and special thanks to the NRC Fire Test Facility for the guided tour!

09/09/15: Don Falconer, first speaker, brings National Building Code of Canada's Firestop sections to life to FCIA delegates at FCIA's 2015 Canada Symposium.

09/08/15: The FCIA Canadian Symposium kicks off tomorrow at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON.  Looking forward to a wonderful event!

09/08/2015: FCIA's 2016-2019 Board of Directors will be elected in November at the FIC Conference. Want to join the Board?  Check out the FCIA Director responsibilities and see if it fits for you. 

09/07/15: From all of us at FCIA,

Happy Labor Day!

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.


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