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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, is 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.




FCIA Canadian Symposium Heading to Edmonton this September

Join FCIA this September 20-22, 2016 at The Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.

Delegates 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.


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 in Dubai, UAE for the FCIA International Building Code Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium.  Both programs include a one-day Educational Symposium, networking opportunities, FCIA Education for the FM and UL Firestop Exams 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 inspiring lineup that provided both Technical and practical Business Education, this year's program provided new information, new relationships and real committee action.

View photos from ECA 2016

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

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:

  • "Why the Life Safety Code? ";
  • "CMS Adopts the 2012 Edition of NFPA 101 ";
  • "Hospital Work and Infection Control - What's the Risk? ";
  • "Decoded: Delayed Egress vs. Controlled Egress";
  • "Fire-Resistance is a Technical Sport";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

FCIA Partners with OFSEC for Fire Safety

OFSEC, the Oman Fire, Safety and Security Exhibition, is Oman's only and most comprehensive exhibition on Fire, Safety and Security.  OFSEC is designed to meet local, regional and international needs with a definitive networking platform where new projects are initiated and visionary objectives are implemented.

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CONSTRUCT 2016 & FCIA - Educating the Institutional, Industrial and Commercial Building Industry

CONSTRUCT is your most cost-effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world product and service solutions for your business success.

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FCIA Joins Fire and Safety Africa Summit 2016 to Educate

The Fire and Safety Africa Summit 2016, FSA 2016, is the ultimate knowledge-sharing and B2B event in the region focused on the Fire & Safety Industry.

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IFMA World Workplace & FCIA - Telling the FM Story

IFMA World Workplace is the integral event for those involved in facility management, bringing together FMs the world over and leading industry progress through education. 

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FCIA & The Building Safety & Design Expo Head to Kansas City

The Building Safety & Design Expo brings professionals from around the world from the built-environment together to exchange critical information on the latest technologies for building a safer, more resilient world.

Learn more

Building a Middle East Safety Culture with the Health, Safety & Security Forum

This October, join the region's leading government officials, practitioners, specialists and industry experts at the Health, Safety & Security Forum in Dubai, UAE - a two-day interactive forum to promote best practices in health, safety and security in the Middle East. 

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!

09/07/16: Registration is NOW OPEN for 'To Inspect or Not To Inspect? That Is the Question...', the September chapter in the FCIA 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wednesday, Sept 28

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

09/06/16: The FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in two weeks!  Will we see you there?  There's still time to register.

09/06/16: Calling all Healthcare personnel in Canada: the 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) opens in Vancouver, BC next week!  Look for FCIA and Life Safety Digest there.  Proud to partner with such a great organization!

09/01/16: OFSEC, Oman Fire, Safety & Security Expo, is set to open September 5-7 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest will be there.  Will you? Learn more

08/31/16: Did you know the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in 3 weeks!  There's still time to register. (Early Registration and Hotel discounts have expired.) 

Register today!

08/18/16: This November 8-11, FCIA heads to the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC for FIC 2016, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. Secure your spot today. Registration is NOW OPEN 

08/18/16: Thanks to all who participated on the webinar today, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.  Great presentation by Nestor Sanchez, USG, and great participation from the group.  Stay tuned for info on the next installment in the FCIA 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series.

08/11/16: One week left to register for the August webinar, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.

When: Thursday, August 18

When: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

08/10/16: Registration NOW OPEN for FCIA Programs in the Middle East.  The group heads to Doha and Dubai this October with critical education for the region.   Learn more today!

08/02/16: Early registration deadline approaching for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada in Edmonton, AB this Sept. 20-22Click here to learn more and register

07/20/16: You asked, and we listened! It seems that there is a lot of interest in the topic of gypsum, so the August session in the popular FCIA Educational Webinar Series will be a repeat of the program, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.

When: Thursday, August 18

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

07/19/16: Today's webinar, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More' was a huge success.  Find the Presentations here.

07/13/2016: FCIA had a great time at the APPA Annual Meeting and Expo talking about Barrier Mangement Systems with more facility directors. Knowing that fire-resistance is a system is the first step. Check out the Presentation

07/11/2016: FCIA's Booth at the ASHE Annual Convention in Denver had great traffic.  Penetrations and barriers were discussed again at the TJC Update session with George Mills.  More than 2,000+ ASHE Members were in attendance for the session.

07/06/16: The DRAFT AGENDA has been released for the FCIA's Canada Symposium. Register today.

07/05/16: Your monthly FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check it out today!

07/04/16: Happy Birthday America!  Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy 4th of July from FCIA!

07/01/16: Happy Canada Day from FCIA!

06/29/16: FCIA and the FCIA Educational Webinar Series announces the July session, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.

When: Tuesday, July 19

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

06/25/16: Did You Know: The 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo opens today!  Be sure to grab your copy of Life Safety Digest.

06/13/16: FCIA moderated and presented today, "Barrier Management, an Executive Summary" at NFPA's Expo.  Always great to work wtih the faculty of Jonathan Flannery, ASHE, Anne Guglielmo of The Joint Commission, and Bill Koffel, Koffel Associates.

06/12/16: FCIA is proud to be a Marketing Partner at the NFPA C&E promoting the Firestop industry.

06/10/16: Registration for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada is NOW OPENLearn more today

06/09/16: FCIA participates at the President's Welcome at the Royal Architects Institute of Canada (RAIC) Festival of Architecture.

06/08/16: Thanks to all who participated on today's webinar, 'Special Inspection for Firestop Systems - The Ins and Outs You Need to Know'.  Missed it?  Check out the Presentation Here.

06/07/16: FCIA recently awarded two Bob LeClair Memorial Scholarships to Fire Protection Engineering students.  Congratulations to Selena Chin and Young-Geun You on all of your accomplishments!

06/02/16: The monthly FCIA Newsletter is here!  Catch up on important industry news today.

05/31/2016: FCIA's Booth at the CHES Ontario Conference & Trade Show  in Kitchener, ON was well attended. Missed it? That's ok! You can still check out FCIA's Presentation here, The Barrier Management Symposium Summary on Fire Separations and Barriers

05/30/16: The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) gave money to Special Olympics Canada in lieu of speaker gifts at their conference.  Well done CHES Ontario Chapter!

05/27/16: FCIA's Bill McHugh participates at the International Accreditation Services (IAS) Board meeting in Washington, DC.  The Board thanked the IAS Staff while working on key issues that will assure IAS' future growth.

05/26/16: Registration is open for the June session in the 2016 FREE Webinar Series, 'Special Inspection for Firestop Systems - The Ins and Outs You Need to Know'.

When: Wednesday, June 8

Time: 10:00am CDT

Register Today

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!




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