Scott Rankin, FCIA 2003 President
The FCIA Board of Directors met for it's Summer Board Meeting
in Kansas City, MO August 15 & 16, 2003. The group meets
four times yearly, twice at FCIA Conferences and twice at
another convenient location.
The Board reaffirmed the FCIA's 2003 Goals/Objectives and
outlined specific committee tasks that support association
goals. We believe and will strive for the following:
FCIA Goal for 2003 -- "Firestop Trade Development"
using the following Initiatives
- Membership Growth
- Influence Codes
- FCIA Member Contractor Firms
- Increase FM 4991 Contractors Nationwide
- Promotion / Interaction with Trade Organizations important
to FCIA interests.
In FCIA's almost 5 years of existence, our committees have
focused on developing programs or documents such as FM 4991
"Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors, ASTM
E 2174 -Standard for the Inspection of Through Penetration
Firestop Systems", the FCIA Manual of Practice.
Now, as our organization continues to grow, we need to focus
on increasing FCIA's stature in the construction environment
and becoming synonymous with "the hub of firestop system
We must not lose sight of our long term goal as we fight
our daily battles, together we will enhance building and occupant
life safety, effect change within our industry and increase
our business opportunities.
Your comments and input are valued. The best way to be heard
is to attend FCIA conferences, join a committee or volunteer
to become part of the FCIA Board. The FCIA Board welcomes
your email comment, criticism or idea. We care and will listen.
Scott L. Rankin, FCIA President
PyroStop, LLC - 610.485.9436