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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 'DIIM' Symposium Canada - Registration NOW OPEN

The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium opens in Winnipeg, MB this Sept. 20-21.  The Symposium features dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Special Inspection Agency personnel, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.  Then, stay another day and supplement your Symposium experience with the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams, followed by the ULC Firestop Exam.

FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Opening in Austin this Fall

FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - heads to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, TX this November 6-9.  There you'll find cutting edge education, FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams and the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams, the Ray Usher Memorial Golf Outing, networking events and so much more!  Plan to join us this November for this highly anticipated event.

Looking for past event speaker presentations?  Members can find them in the Members Only section.

Check out photos from past events

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


FCIA's ECA 2018 Memphis - a Great Experience!


The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - had the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams and Education, FCIA Committee Meetings, great technical sessions, and seminars tailored to personal and professional growth, meet and greets with peers from around the world and so much more!.

FCIA ANNOUNCED a NEW BARRIER MANAGEMENT SERVICES section of, NEW MOP Chapter on Firestop Inspection, NEW FCIA Recommended Professional Practice, Identification Systems (Labeling), ICC Code Hearing Results, at this year’s event.  Learn more about them in the next FCIA Enews.

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

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.

Learn more

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:

  • "How Should We Address Barriers Intended to Stop the Spread of Smoke";
  • "Fire-Rated Glazing: A Solution for Balancing Patient Wellbeing with Life Safety";
  • "Fire, Smoke and Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers";
  • "Photoluminescent Egress Path Markings in Healthcare Facilities";
  • 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!

09/18/18: Register today for the September session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'Inspecting and Maintaining Swinging Egress and Fire Doors' with Keith Pardoe, FDAI, DAHC, CDC (Pardoe Consulting).

When: Wednesday, Sept 26

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

09/17/18: FCIA advocates worldwide for improved fire- and life-safety systems in buildings. FCIA Canada Task Group Chair, Jim Smiley (Icon Insulation), and FCIA Member, Keith Musseau (Belfor Restorations), represent FCIA at the CHES National Conference in St. John's, NF.

09/11/18: 8 weeks until the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - opens in Austin, TX.  Have you registered yet?

09/10/18: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs.  Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!

09/04/18: Check out the UPDATED AGENDA for the September FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada

Register today!

08/23/18: Have you heard about the UL Master Audit Certificate of Compliance (MACC)? Check out the big announcement from UL in the newest FCIA Newsletter!

08/23/18: The newest FCIA Newsletter is here!  Read it today!

08/22/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, ''M' is for Maintenance'Find the presentation here

08/23/18: Looking for Barrier Management education on the go?  Check out the NEW FCIA Barrier Management Symposium Video Series, produced in cooperation with ASHE !

08/18/18: NEW from the BMS Partners! The FCIA, UL, TJC, ASHE's Barrier Management Symposium Video Series is now on LIVE, free and open to all who want to learn about Barrier Management for Fire and Life Safety. Check it out. 

08/15/18: FCIA, UL and the Barrier Management Symposium Faculty came together to educate St. Louis Facility Managers and Staff on the importance of Barrier Management. Thank you to the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineernig MOSHE and SICHE for sponsoring. 

Find a Barrier Management Symposium near you

08/04/2018: FCIA's Bill McHugh spoke about the importance of Barrier Management, Firestopping, Features of Fire-Resistance Maintenance/ Management at the 2018 National APPA Conference Saturday, Aug. 4.

07/26/18: Join FCIA in Long Beach, CA this October 3-5 for CONSTRUCT.  While there, check out the presentation by Bill McHugh.  Register today to get a 5% discount on registration. 

07/25/18: Thank you to all who attended ''I'nstallation & 'I'nspection: The Meat of the 'DIIM' Sandwich'Find the presentation here

07/22/18: Interested in being on the FCIA Board of Directors? Or know someone who should be?  FCIA is seeking nominations for the 2019-2021 Board.  Email Cathy for more info.

07/19/18: Attention Canada: Firestop Education & the ULC Firestop Exams are heading to Winnipeg this September 20-21Learn more


07/16/18: FCIA Marketing Committee members Mike Pautsch and Chuck Fogg working FCIA's booth at the ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.

07/11/18: Registration is OPEN for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018, opening this November 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, TXBook your hotel by October 1 to secure FCIA rates.

Register today!

07/05/18: Did you know that UL recently announced a new Firestop Inspection Service?  Learn more in the June Newsletter.  This is just one of many companies out there offering this integral service.  For a listing of others, check out the Member List.

07/02/18: Thinking of joining FCIA?  Join today to take advantage of discounted membership dues, while enjoying all the member benefits.  Join today!

06/27/18: Find the recording and presentation for 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation', the June webinar with Paul Simon and Blase Reardon, on the Presentations page.

06/26/18: Did you know the FCIA Manual of Practice recently released the 7th edition, complete with new content on Special Inspection and an interactive Table of Contents?  Get your copy today!

06/22/18: It's been 20 years since FCIA and FM Approvals developed the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors third-party accreditation Program, and the program is stronger than ever.  Check out this article on the program.

06/21/18: Firestop education heads to Canada with the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.  Join FCIA this September 20-21 at The Fairmont Winnipeg for the premier  educational firestopping event in Canada. Learn more

06/20/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation', with special guest presenters Paul Simon and Blase Reardon.  Missed it?  Find the presentation here.

06/20/18: Looking for Barrier Management education?  FCIA's Barrier Management Symposium partners with MOSHE and SICHE again this August 15 in St. Louis, MOLearn more

06/19/18: FCIA Accreditation Chair, Aedan Gleeson, and Executive Director, Bill McHugh, met with FM Approvals' Jeff Gould to discuss the impact of FM 4991, Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors.  It's almost 20 years now!

06/18/18: Last week's NFPA Expo was a big success for FCIA Members.  Our booth had excellent traffic and publication bins provided many a free copy of Life Safety Digest.  Meetings with FM Approvals and UL, visits from several influential organizations, renewing and building relationships were all part of this year's show.  Thanks to all who stopped to visit.

06/15/18: Bill Koffel of Koffel Associates, FCIA's Code Consultant, won the NFPA Standards Award at the NFPA Conference this week.  Only two awards were recognized at the Expo general session.  Congrats to Bill.  This award reflects his professionalism and commitment to fire- and life-safety.

06/14/18: FCIA had a great week at NFPA.  Many FCIA friends stopped to visit, including Joe McElvaney.

06/13/18: FCIA met with UL's Ruben Sandoval and Rob Kehoe in Las Vegas at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

06/06/18: The latest edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check it out online

06/01/18: FCIA had big announcements at the ECA Conference. Check out this month's Newsletter for more....

05/31/2018: The Fire-Codes require that Building Owners, maintain barriers.  FCIA's NEW Barrier Management Services Section is the place to find companies that can survey, find solutions and repair fire - resistance - rated and smoke - resistant assemblies - barriers.

05/30/18: FCIA introduced the NEW Recommended Practice for Identification Systems / Labeling. FCIA Members can find it FREE at the Members Only pages. Email us if you need your password.

05/29/18: Register today for the June session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series, 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation', with Guest Presenters Paul Simon (Business Mediation Network) and Blase Reardon (FCIA Co-Founder, Mediator).

When: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

05/23/18: Thank you to all who attended the webinar, 'Smoke Control, An Overview with a Discussion of the Benefits of Firestopping'.  Missed it? View the Presentation online.

05/22/18: Presentations from the FCIA ECA 2018 are available in the Members Only section.  Need your login?  Email FCIA for help.

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!

05/08/18: 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.


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