When firestop products are installed to the Manufacturer’s installation instructions and tested and listed system specs, the installation and inspection services result in an installed firestop or fire-resistance-rated SYSTEM. These fire-resistance-rated or smoke-resistant assemblies play a big role in Building Resilience.
Firestopping, when included as part of fire-resistance-rated or smoke-resistant assemblies, provides:
- protection against the spread of fire and smoke within a building and from building to building;
- life-safety protection for building occupants during emergency egress, including those that must be “defended in place”;
- increased protection of property from fire and smoke damage;
- and continuity of operations of the structure after a fire event.
FCIA Members are integral to this process. Through this professional commitment to fire- and life-safety, Member Contractors bring considerable value to their customers by enhancing public safety and property protection.