The FCIA's mission is for member organizations to be recognized throughout the construction industry as preferred quality contractors of life safety firestop systems. JOIN FCIA TODAY!

facebook Linkedin YouTube


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.

Hot News Archive



07/24/19: Thanks to all who participated in today's FCIA webinar, 'Fire-Resistance Testing' with Rich Walke (UL).  Missed it?  Find the Presentation here.

07/23/19: Today FCIA was honored to participate in a great event for the NASFM.  Lots of new connections made, and lots of great work coming up!

07/22/19: FCIA will be exhibiting this week at the Annual Conference for the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) in Annapolis, MD.  Look for us there!  

07/15/19: FCIA leadership, along with FCIA Members Aideen Doneski (Gleeson Powers) and Vice President Ben Urcavich (Performance Firestop), are representing FCIA at this week's ASHE Annual Conference in Baltimore.  Stop by Booth 1514 and say hi!

07/08/19: Need a firestop installation or inspection expert?  FCIA Specialty Firestop Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members are the experts you need.  Find one near you today!

7/03/19: The FCIA office will be closed 7/4-7/5 in honor of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours 7/8.   Happy 4th!

06/27/19: The new edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here.  Read it online today!

06/26/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors' with Joseph Nunes (FM Approvals)Find the presentation online

06/25/19: The Summer Health Care issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Read it online today

06/20/19: Thanks for NFPA for another successful partnership with FCIA, Life Safety Digest, at the NFPA Expo.  Also, thanks to Ben Urcavich and Chuck Fogg for helping tell FCIA's 'DIIM' story to many.

06/19/19: Tracy Smith, FCIA Accreditation Committee Vice-Chair, traveled to UL's Northbrook headquarters today to discuss FCIA and the Firestop Contractor program wtih UL's UL QFCP Auditors.  Thanks Tracy for presenting at this event!

06/19/19: Look who stopped by FCIA's booth at the NFPA Expo today: NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal Award recipient, Dr. Joseph Su, PhD, from the National Research Council of Canada.  Congrats!

06/17/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner with NFPA at the exciting NFPA Expo once again.

06/11/19: Check out the Agenda for FCIA's Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada


06/04/19: Join FCIA this September 25-26 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.

05/23/19: The latest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Check it out today!

05/22/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar.  Find the presentation here

05/21/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with CONSTRUCT again this October.  Learn more

05/16/19: FCIA's Canadian Symposium heads to Montreal, QC this September.  Check back often for more info.

04/29/19: The City of Chicago gets a new building code. FCIA was honored to participate in the Code Development Process to keep fire-resistance a key safety item in the code. Watch for more on the Chicago amendments to the International Building Code in Life Safety Digest.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Department of Buildings Commr. Judy Frydland, and others at the signing.

04/28/19: ECA '19 wrapped up Friday at the InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile.  Check out the presentations at's Members Only Section.

04/25/19: Special thanks to Commr. Judy Frydland with the City of Chicago Department of Buildings for presenting at ECA '19! So many exciting things coming for the Windy City!

04/17/19: Thanks to all who participated in today's rescheduled webinar, 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping'.  Couldn't attend?  Find the presentation here

4/16/19: Interested in advertising in Life Safety DigestLearn more

04/04/19: FCIA Members know firestopping.  Find an FCIA Contractor or FCIA Special Inspection Agency member near you.

04/02/19: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, was able to comment at the ASTM Member Luncheon, thanking ASTM President Kathy Morgan for ASTM's Staff, process and open discussion on critical industry issues.

03/27/19: The next issue of Life Safety Digest is out!  Read it online

03/26/19: FCIA leadership participates in the ASTM meeting taking place in Denver next week.

03/21/19: FCIA partners with the UAE Ministry of Interior and Civil Defence's 9th Annual Fire Safety Forum this April 29 in DubaiLearn more

03/20/19: Want to know who will be in Chicago for ECA '19Check the list here

03/19/19: What's ECA '19 missing?  YOU!   Early registration discounts expire March 31.

03/15/19: The latest FCIA Newsletter is here.  Check it out today!

03/13/19: Today's webinar, 'UL Firestop Programs', welcomed guest presenter Ruben Sandoval (UL), and featured an extended session with Bill McHughFind the presentation here

03/12/19: The ECA '19 Agenda is finalized.  Check it out!

03/06/19: FCIA Marketing Committee Member, Alan McDurmon, presented to the Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County today.  Thanks to FIABC for inviting FCIA to present and for all who attended.  Thanks also to Alan for representing FCIA.

03/04/19: Many thanks to Abhishek Chhabra of Thomas Bell-Wright for organizing the tour of their impressive fire-test lab in Dubai.

03/03/19: FCIA's Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Doha opened today at the Oryx Rotana.  Thank you to all who attended!

02/27/19: Have you registered for ECA '19 yet?  Cutting-edge education. Networking. Exams. All coming to Chicago this April 23-26. Secure your spot today. Check out the Agenda.

02/27/19: FCIA is partnering with the IFMA Facility Fusion event in Atlanta this April 8-10.  Grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

02/26/19: The FCIA IBC Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Dubai opened today at Le Meridien Dubai.  Thanks to all who attended and to Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants for hosting the group for a tour of their fire-test lab.

02/25/19: Interested in the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program but have questions?  Find answers to some of your questions here.

02/21/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest join forces with the NFPA Conference & Expo once again this June 17-20 in San Antonio, TX.  Pick-up your copy of Life Safety Digest, then stop by the FCIA booth.

02/20/19: Today's webinar, 'FCIA & Firestop Inspection', focused on Firestop Special Inspection.  Find the presentation here

02/19/19: FCIA Members do it best.  Find an FCIA Member near you.

02/14/19: ONE WEEK left to register for 'FCIA and Firestop Inspection', the February session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wednesday, February 20

Time: 10:00 am CST

02/13/19: The first edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check out all that's happening with your Association.

02/12/19: Did you know that UL's Online Certification Directory is disappearing?  Soon, it will be replaced by a new UL Search Engine.  The UL Product Spec is staying alive, and links to the Search Engine are still located at the bottom of UL's homepage.  FCIA Members, UL is looking for comments on the new Search Engine.  Submit your comments - good, bad, indifferent - here

02/07/19: FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members in need of Learning Units for Continuing Education requirements? Register today for the 4-hour Extended FCIA Contractor and Special Inspection Agendy Member Only Webinar, 'FCIA Education for the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams'.

When: Thursday, February 21

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST

02/06/19: FCIA and the BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo partner this June to bring Life Safety Digest to Building Owners and Managers.  Learn more

02/05/19: FCIA Members - 2019 Membership Renewals are currently underway.  Have you renewed yet?  Contact Cathy for more info

01/31/19: FCIA Members know firestop systems.  Find a Member near you

01/30/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with the AIA Conference on Architecture this June 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV.

01/29/19: The FCIA Board of Directors just wrapped their 1st Quarter Board Meeting. Many exciting things coming from the 2019 Board.  Stay tuned for details.

01/24/19: Looking to attend an upcoming FCIA event?  FCIA Members attend at a discount. 

Existing Members: if you haven't yet renewed, the time is now!  Membership Renewals are underway. Contact us to renew.

If you aren't a Member yet, it's time to join!  Contact FCIA to earn more about Membership Benefits

01/23/19: Thank you all who attended today's webinar, 'FCIA's 'DIIM' - Back to the Basics'.  Want to review it later? Find it online here.

01/23/19: You'll find a full-day of education related to the Firestop & Effective Compartmentation industry at the FCIA FSB 'DIIM' Symposium Doha this 3 MarchLearn more and Register

01/22/19: Attend the FCIA IBC 'DIIM' Symposium Dubai at Le Meridien Dubai this 26 February and participate in a private tour of the Thomas-Bell Wright LabLearn more and Register

01/18/19: FCIA announces a tour of UL’s Fire Test Laboratory at FCIA’s ECA Conference in Chicago on Friday. Schedule flights from O’Hare or Midway Airports Friday after 3pm. You’ll be glad you did!

01/17/19: FCIA heads to the Middle East with 2 blockbuster events and the FM & UL Firestop Exams this Spring.

26-28 February in Dubai, UAE

Learn More

3-5 March in Doha, Qatar

Learn More

01/16/19: Registration and the Event Room Block are Now Open for FCIA's ECA 2019. Learn More

01/15/19: FCIA's 2019 Board of Directors meet soon for the Winter Board Meeting.  While there, the Board welcomes new Board Members - Scott Rankin and Tracy Smith (returning).  In December, Jim Smiley resigned from the Board.  In his place, Tyler Ferguson was appointed to serve the term. Thank you all for your dedication to FCIA and the firestop industry.

01/10/19: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.

01/08/19: Registration is open for 'FCIA's 'DIIM' - Back to the Basics', the kickoff session in the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wednesday, January 23

Time: 10:00 am CST

01/08/19: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs.  Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!

01/03/19: Looking for speaker presentations from past FCIA Conferences and Symposiums? Members can find them in the Members Only Section.

01/02/19: The new issue of Life Safety Digest is hitting inboxes around the world now.  Read it online today.

01/02/19: Happy New Year from FCIA! Stay tuned for exciting announcements from us soon...






Newsletter Archives

President's Messages
Message Archives  

Literature Archives

Press / Public Relations
Press/PR Archives

Event Archives