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Looking for a Firestop Professional? For the best Firestop Contractors, Associates, Manufacturers, Consultants, Distributors, Reps and more, FCIA.org 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's ECA 2018 Memphis Bound!

The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - heads to Memphis, TN this May.

Here you'll find the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams and Education, FCIA Committee meetings, technical sessions, seminars tailored to personal and professional growth, meet and greets with peers from around the world and so much more!

Registration is NOW OPEN!

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FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA Presentations in the Members Only Section.

 

FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!

Rave reviews for FCIA's FIC 2017, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, in sunny Palm Springs, CA last November 7-10. FCIA Members can find speaker presentation slides in the Members Only section.

Check out photos from past events

FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada Brought Firestop Exams and Education to Toronto

The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Canada was in Toronto, ON September 20-21, 2017 with the ULC Firestop Exams, as well as dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.

Check out photos from past events

Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members

The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.

Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.

The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.

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FCIA & Life Safety Digest Align with NFPA for Improved Fire- and Life-Safety

The NFPA Conference & Expo® - June 11 - 14, Las Vegas - is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive fire, electrical, and life safety education events.

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AIA & FCIA Offer Firestop Education to Architects Worldwide

A’18 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that happens just once a year.

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FCIA & BOMA Partner to Educate Building Owners & Managers

The 2018 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is the premier CRE industry event. It boasts a full schedule of new educational content, the latest technology, innovative solutions and prime networking.

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CONSTRUCT and FCIA Bring Firestop Awareness to Construction Specifiers and Others

CONSTRUCT is the only national trade show dedicated to bringing commercial building teams together to procure real-world, practical knowledge for building success.

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FCIA and the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo Join Once Again

The Building Safety & Design Expo is an educational expo for building safety and design professionals. Make plans to attend for FREE to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and other industry leaders.

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Keeping Up With FCIA News

Want to know everything going on with FCIA?  From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.

Check out the current issue today!

Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog

FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.

Maintaining Fire-Resistant-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies...Yes, It's Critical

With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained.

Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog

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, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation

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:

  • "Emergency Locking: Classroom Doors in Schools ";
  • "'DIIM' Works ";
  • "What's a Fire Door For? ";
  • "Understanding Fire-Rated Glass Testing ";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2018

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2018 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, instructor led, education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, Firestop Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces 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 required by Chapter 17 of the IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.

 

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 conduct business in the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer.  Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies can 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. 

 

 

Hot News!

05/15/18: FCIA is partnering with the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo again this year!  Check it out this October 21-22 in Richmond, VA!

05/11/18: Register for this month's webinar, 'Smoke Control, an Overview with a Discussion of the Benefits of Firestopping', with Guest Presenter David Rich, PhD.

When: Wednesday, May 23

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

05/08/18: FCIA leadership traveled to Columbia this week to speak to the ICC.  FCIA represented around the world!

05/07/18: Had a wonderful week in Memphis at FCIA's ECA 2018, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference.  The week was packed full of engaging sessions speaking to various aspects of the Firestopping & Effective Compartmentation industry. Thanks to all who attended!

05/01/18: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.

04/30/18: FCIA's ECA 2018 welcomed a big group in Memphis today for the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams.  So exciting to see so many interested in growing their knowledge of this specialized trade.

04/27/18: We're taking this show on the road.  FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - opens in Memphis, TN on Monday. See you there!

04/26/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, ''I' is for Inspection: What That Means for You'Find the presentation here. Members can find the presentation in the Members Only Section.

04/25/18: The newest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Read it today.

04/17/18: Two weeks until FCIA's ECA 2018 opens.  Check out the FINAL AGENDA here!

04/12/18: Lots of good things from the ASTM meetings this week!  Learn more in the FCIA Firestop Standards Discussion at FCIA's ECA 2018!

04/09/18: ASTM Meeting are taking place in San Diego. Stay tuned for more info on what is currently being considered and discussed.

04/06/18: Secondary Hotel option secured for FCIA's ECA 2018.  Learn more

04/05/18: A large group of FCIA Members took FCIA's Education class for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar. We made many new friends discussing firestopping!

04/04/18: Guess what opens in 4 weeks? The FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - of course!

Are you in?

04/04/18: UL has officially launched their new Firestop Inspection program. All their inspectors have passed the UL Firestop Exam and have obtained their City of Phoenix Special Inspectors card.  Congratulations UL!  Learn more

04/03/18: Thank you to all who attended the FCIA Education Sessions for the Firestop Exams in Dubai.  Good luck to all who wrote the FM or UL Firestop Exams!

04/02/18: The Spring issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out online today!

03/28/18: The FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice (MOP) is a living document.  As codes, standards and technology change, so does the MOP.  Announcing the NEW Firestop Inspection chapter, focusing on the key code and standards requirements, plus FCIA's positions on various issues in the field of Firestopping Inspection.  If you've purchased an FCIA MOP in the past, check your inbox for the new content.

03/27/18: Looking for past Webinar programsFCIA Members can find them in the Members Only section.  Non-Members can find copies in the Presentation section.

03/21/18: ATTENTION - The UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar WILL be held as originally scheduled.

03/21/18: Thank you to the participants on today's webinar, 'Perimeter Interior Fire-Containment: What You Need to Know'. Missed it? Check it out here.

03/20/18: FCIA partners with some of the leading industry events to bring awareness of Firestop and Effective Compartmentation to people around the world. Some upcoming events: NFPA Conference & Expo, AIA, BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, ASHE, CHES, CONSTRUCT, ICC Building Safety & Design Expo and so many more! Make sure to visit the FCIA booths and grab your copy of Life Safety Digest!

03/12/18: Guess what opens next week in Chicago?  IFMA Facility FusionBe sure to grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

03/09/18: There's lots going on with FCIA and the Firestop industry.  Check out all that's happening in the newest FCIA Newsletter!

03/06/18: Looking for a Specialty Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency?  Check out FCIA Member Contractors and Member Special Inspection Agencies around the globe!

02/28/18: Have you registered for FCIA's ECA 2018Learn more about this year's event.  Check out the Draft Agenda today.

REGISTER TODAY

02/27/18: Need to write the FM or UL Firestop Exam?  Not located in North America?  Consider writing the exams in either Dubai, UAE or Doha, Qatar with FCIA this April.

LEARN MORE

02/23/18: Check out the DRAFT AGENDA for FCIA's ECA 2018, heading to Memphis, TN this May 1-4!

REGISTER TODAY

02/21/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye'.  Join us next month for the next session in the 2018 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

Find the presentation here

02/06/18: Looking for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in the Middle East?  Take them with FCIA this April.

02/02/18: FCIA returns to the Middle East with Education for the Firestop Exams and the FM & UL Firestop Exams this AprilLearn more

1/29/18: The 2018 FCIA Board of Directors had their inaugural meeting in Dallas this week. Everyone came together to discuss the direction of FCIA for 2018 and beyond.  Thanks to all for volunteering their time and talents!

1/24/18: Register for the Feburary session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye'.

When: Wed, February 21

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today

1/24/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar.  Looking for the Presentation? Find it here 

1/16/18: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018Learn more

1/10/18: FCIA is busy between Conferences. ASTM Standards proposals are prepared, FCIA's Code Committee submitted proposals for the 2021 IBC/IFC, National Building Code of Canada has code development going on too.  We're advancing improved fire- and life-safety in buildings all the time.

1/3/18: The FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018, heads to Memphis, TN this coming May!

 

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