The FCIA's mission is for member organizations to be recognized throughout the construction industry as preferred quality contractors of life safety firestop systems. Why join FCIA Today?

   

Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps, and more, FCIA.org Member List is the place for you. Firestopping, Fire / Smoke Damper Inspections, Fire Door Inspections, Fire Rated Glazing, Fire Rated Expansion Joints, Fire Rated Wall and Floor Systems, Fireproofing. Check out the FM 4991 Approved & UL Qualified Contractors Map

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.

FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference 2015 (ECA)

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 ECA CONFERENCE!

Join FCIA at the Education and Committee Action Conference 2015 (ECA) May 4-8, 2015 at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX.

This annual conference highlights thought-provoking technical sessions designed to hone your expertise, as well as the first committee meetings of the year.  These committees will be focused on outlining goals for each group to accomplish throughout the year and strategies to make that happen.

Stay tuned for more info on Registration.

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.

Barrier Management Symposium Coming Near You in 2015!

The Joint Commission is partnered with FCIA, ASHE and UL to deliver their highly talked-about Barrier Management Symposiums in ASHE Regions throughout the United States.  This custom education program focuses on fire barriers, smoke barriers, firestopping, fire dampers, fire doors, and other features for ASHE Member and Non Member healthcare facility staff to educate on TJC deficiencies and how to avoid them.

Interested in attending a Barrier Management Symposium?  Click here for more information! 

FCIA International Educational Symposiums

FCIA plans to host International Educational Symposiums again in 2015.  Looking for a Symposium in Canada or the Middle East?  Check the Events Page often for more details.

FCIA Supports IFMA FacilityFusion US and Canada

FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to support the IFMA Facility Fusion US and Canada Conferences!  Each of these dynamic events brings together the brightest minds in the indstry to connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day facility management.

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.

FCIA Members

Please begin to revert back to the standard FCIA logo for use on your websites and promotional materials.  The last date to switch back is December 31, 2014.

Thank you for your attention to this request!

FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show - Another Successful Event!

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's 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 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 Annual Healthcare Issue!

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!

 

 

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. 

UPDATE: New as of May 2, Chapter 3 has been expanded from 50 pages to 600 pages! Read this press release for more information.

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.

FCIA "DIIM" Webinar Series

The FREE FCIA 2014 DIIM Webinar Series is just about to wrap up.  These eight Webinars have focused on the DIIM of Firestopping: "D" - Design; "I" - Installation; "I" - Inspection; and "M" - Maintenance in highly attended and comprehensive two-hour sessions. 

Attendees can learn more about:

  • the SYSTEMS concept for Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation;
  • the importance of using a specialized Firestop contractor for the Installation of Firestop Systems;
  • the function and qualification of the Specialized Firestop Inspector and Inspection Agency;
  • and the requirements for Maintenance and Managemetn of these SYSTEMS to ensure maximum performance and life-safety continuity.

Missed one of the installments?  No problem!  Each of the presentations can be found here.

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. 

 

Life Safety Digest

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!

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!

12/18/2014: The final 2014 DIIM Webinar - revisiting the topics of Installation and Inspection - was well attended today with lots of great questions. Check out the Presentation that took place today and look for the 2015 schedule shortly.  Visit this link to see the document that covers EJ's as discussed during the webinar.

12/17/2014: FCIA's Presentation at CONSTRUCTCanada December 3 had great crowd interaction. We enjoyed being in Toronto with many FCIA Friends.

12/10/2014:  FCIA Contractor Members, Renew NOW and Save!  Pay your 2015 FCIA Contractor Membership Dues Invoice by December 31, 2014 and receive a $25 disount on your dues.  Questions?  Email lindsey@fcia.org.

12/09/2014: Join us Wednesday, December 17, 10:00am CST for the final chapter in the FREE 2014 DIIM Webinar Series! 

Register today!

12/04/2014: Introducing the FCIA Bakers Dozen!  For a limited time, new members can sign up and receive 13 months of membership for the 12 month price!  That's the rest of 2014 for FREE!  Click here to learn more about membership options.  Don't let this deal go stale!

11/21/2014: 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! 

11/19/2014: Out surfing the net today, and what do we find?  That's right!  Press for FCIA at www.fireengineering.com!

Check it out here!

11/19/2014: 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!

11/13/2014: FCIA Releases the Firestop Containment Worker Education Program and Manual!  Several years in the making, and it's finally here!  Order your copy today!

11/11/2014: 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.

11/10/2014: 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 Inspection 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. 

10/20/2014: 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!

10/17/2014: 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!

10/16/2014: Less than 3 weeks remain until the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show!

Register Today!

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.

10/08/2014: 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.  

10/07/2014: 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! 

Don't delay...

REGISTER TODAY!

 

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.

10/02/2014: 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.

Check out FCIA's Hot News Archives from years past.

   
   

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