The first in the FCIA Did You Know LinkedIn series dropped today! Check it out online, and make sure to Like, Share, Tag, Comment, and more! C’mon, let’s spread the word about the importance of firestopping and effective compartmentation!


Calling all those interested in the firestop industry! Registration is now open for FIC ’21, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, heading to San Diego, CA and the Rancho Bernardo Inn this November 2-5, 2021! Register Today!


The FCIA Manual of Practice (MOP) recently received a big update to the Codes and Standards section. Expanded to 120 pages, the update includes a new Appendix on Standards that adds Code information for countries and regions like the USA, Canada, the UK, parts of Europe, the Middle East, Far East, and more. Learn more


Did You Know… The FCIA Marketing Committee analyzed 15,000+ projects to see how often things like the FM 4991 Approved & UL-ULC Qualified Contractor Programs or third-party firestop inspections were being specified? Watch out for our upcoming LinkedIn campaign that highlights some of the most interesting findings!


Thanks to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘Firestopping – Building Codes, Fire Codes, & Specifications’. The Q&A session after the presentation was loaded with great questions! FCIA Members can find the recording in Members Only. All others can find the Presentation here.


Lots of big announcements from ECA ’21, including the upcoming release of the 8th Edition of the FCIA Manual of Practice (MOP), the impending launch of the FCAEP Firestop Level 2 Program, and so much more! Stay tuned for the next edition of the FCIA e-Newsletter, which will recap all of the exciting news!


FCIA’s Standards Committee member Jay McGuire is the chair of the new Task Group at ASTM building a standard for ‘Identification Systems’. Most identify this as labelling firestopping with the system number, contractor contact info, etc. There also can be tags made from plastic, paper, steel, ceramic fiber and more. Where do these ID systems […]


FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies: only one day left to register for the extended four-hour ‘FCIA Education for the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams’ webinar. When: Tuesday, March 30 Time: 8:00 am CDT Register Today! Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Special Inspection Agency personnel: Not a member but want to attend? […]


This May 10-13, where can you go to find technical firestop education, the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams, round table action meetings, and networking events for the firestop industry? ECA ’21! And with two ways to attend, there’s no reason not to be there. What are you waiting for?Register Today!


Registration is open for the ‘FCIA Education for the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams’ webinar. FCIA Contractor Members looking to pursue the FM 4991 Approved or UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor programs and FCIA Special Inspection Agency Members pursuing the IAS AC 291 Accredited Program can attend this extended 4-hour webinar to prepare for the FM […]


Registration is open for ECA ’21, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Hybrid Conference, heading to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza this May 10-13. Attend – either In-Person OR Online – with the same access and benefits regardless of how you get there. Register Today


Thank you to all who tuned in to yesterday’s ‘Maintaining Protection of Gypsum Assemblies’ webinar with Kyle Flondor of USG. It’s always great having Kyle present because he always brings strong technical content and a wealth of knowledge. And, we had great interaction and participation from the crowd with thought-provoking questions, some that even stumped […]


The FCIA Board of Directors met this week to strategize FCIA’s 2021 actions and initiatives. From Accreditation, Education, Code and Standards to Program, Labeling, FM & UL Contractor Programs, Inspection, and a lot more, the FCIA Board developed a comprehensive and consistent plan of action for the year. Watch as new and existing program announcements […]


Where can you go to find experts in the fields of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and Barrier Management Services? The FCIA Member Lists of course! Here you’ll find the leading experts and providers for all aspects of high-quality fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies and Barrier Management Services. Find a provider near you today!


Registration is open for the February webinar in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series ’21. Don’t miss ‘Maintaining Protection of Gypsum Assemblies’ with Kyle Flondor, USG’s Fire Systems Lead, Building Science, as he covers proper design and systems selection through the UL Product iQ. Then, follow along as he dives into the patching and repair of […]


Thank you to all who attended today’s ‘Firestopping & Standards – An In-Depth Look at the Multiple Ratings of Firestop Systems’ with Rich Walke (CTI for FCIA), the opening session in the 2021 FCIA Educational Webinar Series. Stay tuned for information on the February session. Missed it? You can find the presentation here.


The Firestop Contractors International Association announces the all-new FCIA Firestop Certificate of Achievement Program for Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor personnel and Firestop Special Inspection Agency personnel who want to immerse themselves in the world of firestopping and fire-resistance-rated and smoke-resistant assemblies. Stay tuned to www.FCIA.org and the January e-News for more information!


Wait for it… The ALL NEW Life Safety Digest 2021 Print + Digital Planning Guide is here! Formerly the Life Safety Digest Media Kit, the redesigned Print + Digital Planning Guide offers exciting new print and digital advertising opportunities across the Life Safety Digest and FCIA platforms that will fit with any budget. Learn more […]