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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 Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - Your Industry, Your Success!

FIC 2016, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show, just wrapped up a week-long whirwind of event at The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC.

Attendance was at its highest ever, and educational content was its most technical.  Members can find the presentations in the Members Only section.

Photos Coming Soon!


FCIA Canadian Symposium Heading to Edmonton this September

Join FCIA this September 20-22, 2016 at The Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.

Delegates will hear from a variety of experts on various aspects of the 'DIIM' of Firestopping, including presentations on the proper Design, Installation, Inspection and Maintenance/Management ('DIIM') of Firestop systems and more.


FCIA Symposiums Return to the Middle East this October

FCIA is planning to return to the Middle East with their Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation educational symposiums this October.

Join FCIA at the The Oryx Rotana, in Doha, Qatar on 4-6 October 2016 for the FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM'Educational Symposium OR 11-13 October 2016 in Dubai, UAE for the FCIA International Building Code Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium.  Both programs include a one-day Educational Symposium, networking opportunities, FCIA Education for the FM and UL Firestop Exams and the FM and UL Firestop Exams.

More information and registration COMING SOON!


ECA 2016 Closes With a Bang

This May, ECA 2016, the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference, brought together the best and brightest from the Firestop Industry in a dynamic educational event.

With an inspiring lineup that provided both Technical and practical Business Education, this year's program provided new information, new relationships and real committee action.

View photos from ECA 2016

Check out Presentations at FCIA's "Members Only" area.  Can't find your login? Email

The True Story of 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 Celebrates 10 Years

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:

  • "What's New in Fire-Rated Glazing ";
  • "Fire Resistant Fuel Pipe Protection ";
  • "Flame Spread - You Can't Stop It or Can You ";
  • "Mythbuster: The Truth About Recessed Lights and Fire-Resistance Ratings ";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

Intersec and FCIA Partner to Bring Awareness to Delegates Worldwide

Intersec is the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from 54 countries, and attracting more 31,000 visitors from 128 countries.

The 19th edition of the three-day event will take place from 22-24 January 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Learn more

FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2017

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2017 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 education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, as well as the Specialty Firestop Inspector, is everything you need to train your workforce 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 in Chapter 17 of IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors get products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs.

Advertise or Write for Life Safety Digest!

This year marks the 10th Anniversary for Life Safety Digest, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation, and to celebrate, we've undergone a makeover.  The new dynamic look and feel visually engages readers, while still supporting the same great, informational content you've come to expect from the publication.

This year, align yourself with the ONLY magazine focused on Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation and put your business in front of thousands of potential customers.  For more information on Advertising and a Media Kit, contact

Have an industry related article to contribute?  We are always looking for complelling, thought-provoking industry related content.  For more information on writing policies, email

FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice for UL/ULC & FM Firestop Exams

Have you purchased your FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice yet?  Study for the FM or UL - ULC Firestop Exam, and learn about the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation Industry with this great resource. 

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 earn business through the Firestop Industry, are not included in this offer.  Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies, 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. 

Firestop Contractor Insurance

The Phoenix Insurance Group is YOUR Firestop Contractor Insurance Broker.  They understand your business and can represent you to the Insurance Markets.


Hot News!

12/31/16: The Winter 2016 issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out today!

12/21/16: The webinar 'FCIA: A Firestop Year in Review and More' was well attended. Thanks to all on the webinar for taking time to be there.

12/6/16: Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) Membership Mourns the Oakland Warehouse Fire

Read more

11/17/16: Thank you to all who participated on today's webinar program, 'Barrier Management Systems- New Construction to Existing Buildings'.  Couldn't attend?  Check out the Presentation Here.

11/17/16: Attention Facility Management Personnel for Educational and Healthcare occupancies in the Northeast: the FCIA Barrier Management Symposium program is coming to MD!

Learn more

11/16/16: ONE DAY LEFT to register for this month's featured session, 'Barrier Management Systems - New Construction to Existing Buildings', in the 2016 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Thursday, Nov 17

Time: 10:00 am CST

Register Today!

11/14/16: Just got back from Isle of Palms, SC and the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show.  All enjoyed an excellent week of education, exploration, advocacy and networking!  Special thanks to all who contributed to make the week a success, including all who attended, tested, sponsored, presented and exhibited!

11/01/16: FCIA's FIC opens next week, but there's still time to register!  Who's so excited for it?  We are!  Learn more

10/24/16: FCIA's FIC 2016 opens in two weeks!  Test. Golf. Learn. Network. Be there!  Learn more

10/16/16: FCIA is present at the ICC Annual Conference and Building Safety & Design Expo this week.  Thanks to all who stopped by the FCIA booth!

10/14/16: Time to grab your travel buddy!  See Who's Coming to FIC 2016!

10/12/16: Looking for the most recent FIC 2016 Agenda?  Check it out here.

10/11/16: Four weeks until the opening of FCIA's FIC 2016Early Registration Pricing Discounts have been exended to October 14Take advantage today!

10/08/16: FCIA's Middle East Education Sessions for the FM and UL Firestop Exams for Contractor and Inspector Personnel are being well received. We had 20+ in attendance in Doha and more to come in Dubai this week. 

10/05/16: Did You Know Early Bird Registration discounts for FCIA's FIC 2016 end soonGrab your spot today!  So far, the hotel has not reported issues from Hurricane Matthew. More next week!

09/29/16: ANNOUNCEMENT - Due to scheduling conflicts with key delegates in the region, the Symposium portion of the upcoming events in the Middle East have been postponed.  The FM & UL Firestop Exams WILL STILL TAKE PLACE.  For more information, contact Cathy.

09/28/16: Interested in today's webinar?  Check it out here!  *Members can view the recorded presentation in the Members Only section.*

09/28/16: Planning to attend today's webinar, 'To Inspect or Not To Inspect? That Is the Question...'?  See you there!

09/27/16: The latest edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check out all that's happening at FCIA.

09/22/16: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium CanadaThe group in Edmonton had great discussions, enjoyed friendships both old and new and LOTS of industry education! Missed it?  Check back for photos soon!

09/07/16: Registration is NOW OPEN for 'To Inspect or Not To Inspect? That Is the Question...', the September chapter in the FCIA 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Wednesday, Sept 28

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

09/06/16: The FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in two weeks!  Will we see you there?  There's still time to register.

09/06/16: Calling all Healthcare personnel in Canada: the 36th Annual Conference of the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES) opens in Vancouver, BC next week!  Look for FCIA and Life Safety Digest there.  Proud to partner with such a great organization!

09/01/16: OFSEC, Oman Fire, Safety & Security Expo, is set to open September 5-7 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest will be there.  Will you? Learn more

08/31/16: Did you know the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada opens in 3 weeks!  There's still time to register. (Early Registration and Hotel discounts have expired.) 

Register today!

08/18/16: This November 8-11, FCIA heads to the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, SC for FIC 2016, the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show. Secure your spot today. Registration is NOW OPEN 

08/18/16: Thanks to all who participated on the webinar today, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.  Great presentation by Nestor Sanchez, USG, and great participation from the group.  Stay tuned for info on the next installment in the FCIA 2016 FREE Educational Webinar Series.

08/11/16: One week left to register for the August webinar, 'Shining the Light on Gypsum: What Is It, How Do You Repair It and More'.

When: Thursday, August 18

When: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today!

08/10/16: Registration NOW OPEN for FCIA Programs in the Middle East.  The group heads to Doha and Dubai this October with critical education for the region.   Learn more today!

08/02/16: Early registration deadline approaching for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada in Edmonton, AB this Sept. 20-22Click here to learn more and register


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