Become a Member
Please accept our invitation to join the FIRESTOP CONTRACTORS INTERNATIONAL
ASSOCIATION (FCIA), a not-for-profit association of building construction
contractors with a specific interest in the installation of firestop
systems and the features of Effective Compartmentation.
FCIA leads the way advocating for the Specialty Firestop Contractors' voice at buildng and fire code hearings, architectural specification development sessions, and through important liaisons with other associations that influence the industry. Through education programs, resources such as this Website, Enewsletters, Symposiums, Articles, the Life Safety Digest Magazine, FCIA gets the word out to the industry to generate interest and answer questions important to members and those who want to use the products and services of FCIA Members.
FCIA members contribute to the advancement of the industry through participation in FCIA Committees, presenting FCIA programs at industry education programs and working to grow the professionalism of the Specialty Firestop Contractor.
Voting contractor members are specialty building construction contractors
with a specific interest in the installation of firestop materials
and systems. All Specialty Firestop Contractors, no matter of the geographical location are considered voting members. Members must agree to abide by the FCIA By-laws and
Code of Ethics. (Please let us know who referred you on the application, if applicable.)
Manufacturer Members are those firms who produce, market private label products for the firestopping industry.
members are distributors, consultants, designers,
inspectors, that have an interest in fire and life safety systems,
safety education, and promote the correct installation of firestop and effective compartmentation products
and systems. The manufacturer they represent must also be a paid
member of FCIA.
FCIA Membership provides benefits that show immediate and long
tern returns to Members. Here's a listing of why Firestop Specialty
Contractor Firms and Manufacturers Join FCIA:
- FCIA's Firestop Industry Manual of Practice at a $600
discount vs. non members.
- FCIA Conference discounts up to $940 per person vs. non
members. (Includes registration, Quality Systems Manual seminar, and FM Approved/UL Accredited exam review.)
- FCIA Website Listing - A Google Search for Firestopping brings up FCIA first on the list. With approximately. 20,000 visits per year from General Contractors, Architects, Code Officials, FCIA
Members have received project contracts as a result of this membership
- FCIA E-Newsletter - Published at least 6 times per year, FCIA
keeps you informed about industry issues and perspectives.
- Life Safety Digest - 'The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation', a quarterly publication. Members recieve a 25% discount on advertising in the magazine.
- Additional Benefits - FCIA's Office and Members promote the Specialty Firestop
Contractor Concept to the Industry as its highest priority. Here are
some key ongoing activities of FCIA that benefit membership.
- Liaison - FCIA works with NFPA, National Association
of State Fire Marshals, Construction Specifications Institute,
Construction Specifications Canada, American Institute Of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Owner and other influential groups to promote the Specialty
Firestop Contractor Concept as the best way to protect fire
and life safety in buildings.
- Presentations - FCIA Members and Staff have presented
"The Firestopping Quality Process" to CSI, AIA,
ASTM and many other industry groups. FCIA's AIA CES
Architectural Presentation Programs can be delivered
by qualified FCIA Contractors for AIA Credit, saving the member
over $500/year. Visit members only, presentations pages for the programs.
- Trade Shows - FCIA's Trade Show Booth panels have been used
by many contractor members at their own shows because it is
very generic. Look like your marketing budget is huge! Pay
the freight, and use the FCIA Booth for your local
- Promotion of the Specialty Firestop Contractor Concept at Code - Specification Organizations - FCIA has a seat on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire
Protection Features, where we work with other industry leaders
to improve fire and life safety in buildings. Additionally,
FCIA is active in International Building Code Process by attending
National International Code Council, (ICC) family of Code Hearings. Plus, we work with national master specification agencies in the US and Canada.
In addition to the industry promotion, FCIA Members benefit from
their own participation in FCIA activities and using FCIA's Industry
- FCIA Conferences -
- Education and Committee Action
Conference allows members to attend seminars on firestopping and
related issues, plus meet in committees to get things done.
- Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show features industry
leading seminars, an industry awards banquet, a display of the
firestopping industry while forming relationships with contractors
and manufacturers worldwide. Plus, Conferences provide an opportunity
to address issues/concerns relating to the building codes, applications,
materials, testing, equipment, legal and information about how
to be a more successful firestop contractor. FCIA Members actively
participate in demonstrations, technical sessions and open discussions
with industry peers.
- FCIA Committees -
- FCIA's Accreditation and Technical
Committees developed "The Firestoppng Quality Process "
. The process consists of "Tested and Listed Systems from
FCIA Member Manufacturers, installed by FCIA Member, FM 4991 Approved
Contractors, Inspected by ASTM E 2174/2393 Inspection Process,
Maintained by FCIA Member, FM 4991 Contractors".
- FCIA Code Committee develops strategy for code development proposals that add fire and life safety to the code.
- FCIA Standards Committee works with UL and ASTM to advocate that testing standards reflect real world conditions.
- FCIA Technical Committee maintains the FCIA Manual of Practice.
- FCIA Education Committee develops presentations used by members to educate their workforce, staff, fire marshals, code officials, architects and others.
- FCIA Apprenticeship Committee has developed Standards for workforce devleopment. Watch for more on this in 2008.
- FCIA Program Committee chooses sites and recommends agenda contet and speakers.
- FCIA's Manual of Practice - FCIA's Firestop Manual of Practice is the knowledge book for you and your staff. A requirment for taking the FM and UL Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) Exam, the MOP is available to members at $295, vs. non members at $895...a $600 savings.
- FCIA's Website - FCIA is the FCIA Member Contractor,
Architect/Engineer and Code Official/Fire Marshal's Technical
Resource with documents for contractors to use in submittals,
information about new programs in the industry, Powerpoint Presentations
for use virtually anywhere, all promoting the Specialty Firestop
- FCIA's PR Campaign has been successful getting the word out about Specialty Firestop Contractors, and the work we've done to improve our industry.
For the chance to be a part of a collective voice in the growing
fire stop industry, join FCIA Now ....
Become an FCIA member today. Fill out the form for your membership type and mail or FAX to FCIA with payment to officially join the association. For an email with membership benefits information, fill out the online information form.
Contractor Voting Member - $1,225.00
Voting members are the Firestop Contractors in the US or Canada. Any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or specialty
building construction contractor with a specific interest in the
installation of firestop materials and systems. Voting Members are
entitled to hold office and participate in FCIA activities subject
to the by-laws and Code of Ethics of the Association.
International Contractor Voting Member - $1,225.00
International Voting Members are the Firestop Contractors outside North America from overseas. Any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or specialty building construction contractor with a specific interest in the installation of firestop materials and systems can become a member. Voting Members are entitled to hold office and participate in FCIA activities subject to the by-laws and Code of Ethics of the Association.
Contractor Branch Member/International Contractor Branch Member - $320.00
Any additional location of a Voting Contractor Member may join as Branch. Branch Members of Voting Contractor Members are entitled to all rights of a Voting Member, except the right to vote.
Manufacturer Member - $3,200.00
Any corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship that manufactures
or sells, under its own label, materials, systems or devices for
fire containment for passive fire protection use. Manufacturer Members,
however, are not entitled to vote on association matters and are
not eligible for election as Officers or Directors of the Association.
NOTE: There are attractive Platinum, Gold, Silver Membership options available for manufacturers to purchase sponsorships, advertising as a package for less than it costs separately.
Review the benefits and sponsorship packages available. If you have questions please contact Evie at the FCIA Office for information at 708-202-1108 or email@example.com.
Associate Member - $495.00
Any corporation, partnership, agency, or individual not qualifying
as a specialty contractor or manufacturer may become an Associate
Member. (Manufacturer's Representative*, Distributor*, Firestop, Compartmentation Consultant, Lawyer, or other entity.) Associate
Members however, are not entitled to vote on association matters
and are not eligible for election as Officers or Directors of the
Association. *Manufacturer's Representatives and Distributors are
eligible to become an Associate Member if they represent a Manufacturer Member.
Associate Member Branch - $200.00
Any additional branch location of an Associate Member may join as an Associate Branch Member.
Retired Member - $75.00
Any Member who is retired and has had five years of continuous membership in good standing. Membership includes discounts on Conferences, a complimentary subscription to Life Safety Digest and the ENewsletter. Does not include access to the Members Only section. Retired Members are not entitled to vote on association matters and are
not eligible for election as Officers or Directors of the Association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-202-1108 if you are interested in becoming a Retired Member.