FCIA Membership provides benefits that show immediate and long
tern returns to Members. Here's a listing of why Firestop Specialty
Contractor Firms and Manufacturers Join FCIA:
FCIA's Firestop Industry Manual of Practice at a $600 USD
discount vs. non members.
FCIA Conference discounts up to $940 USD per person vs. non
members. (Includes registration, Quality Systems Manual seminar, and FM Approved/UL Accredited exam review.)
FCIA Website Listing - A Google Search for Firestopping brings up FCIA first on the list. With approximately. 20,000 visits per year from General Contractors, Architects, Code Officials, FCIA
Members have received project contracts as a result of this membership
FCIA E-Newsletter - Published at least 6 times per year, FCIA
keeps you informed about industry issues and perspectives.
Life Safety Digest - 'The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation', a quarterly publication. Members recieve a 25% discount on advertising in the magazine.
- FCIA's Office and Members promote the Specialty Firestop
Contractor Concept to the Industry as its highest priority. Here are
some key ongoing activities of FCIA that benefit membership.
Liaison - FCIA works with NFPA, National Association
of State Fire Marshals, Construction Specifications Institute,
Construction Specifications Canada, American Institute Of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Owner and other influential groups to promote the Specialty
Firestop Contractor Concept as the best way to protect fire
and life safety in buildings.
- Presentations - FCIA Members and Staff have presented "The Firestopping Quality Process" to CSI, AIA,
ASTM and many other industry groups. FCIA's AIA CES
Architectural Presentation Programs can be delivered
by qualified FCIA Contractors for AIA Credit, saving the member
over $500/year. Visit members only, presentations pages for the programs.
Trade Shows - FCIA's Trade Show Booth panels have been used
by many contractor members at their own shows because it is
very generic. Look like your marketing budget is huge! Pay
the freight, and use the FCIA Booth for your local
Promotion of the Specialty Firestop Contractor Concept at Code - Specification Organizations - FCIA has a seat on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire
Protection Features, where we work with other industry leaders
to improve fire and life safety in buildings. Additionally,
FCIA is active in International Building Code Process by attending
National International Code Council, (ICC) family of Code Hearings. Plus, we work with national master specification agencies in the US and Canada.
In addition to the industry promotion, FCIA Members benefit from
their own participation in FCIA activities and using FCIA's Industry
- FCIA Conferences -
Education and Committee Action
Conference allows members to attend seminars on firestopping and
related issues, plus meet in committees to get things done.
Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show features industry
leading seminars, an industry awards banquet, a display of the
firestopping industry while forming relationships with contractors
and manufacturers worldwide. Plus, Conferences provide an opportunity
to address issues/concerns relating to the building codes, applications,
materials, testing, equipment, legal and information about how
to be a more successful firestop contractor. FCIA Members actively
participate in demonstrations, technical sessions and open discussions
with industry peers.
- FCIA Committees -
FCIA's Accreditation and Technical
Committees developed "The Firestoppng Quality Process "
. The process consists of "Tested and Listed Systems from
FCIA Member Manufacturers, installed by FCIA Member, FM 4991 Approved
Contractors, Inspected by ASTM E 2174/2393 Inspection Process,
Maintained by FCIA Member, FM 4991 Contractors".
FCIA Code Committee develops strategy for code development proposals that add fire and life safety to the code.
FCIA Standards Committee works with UL and ASTM to advocate that testing standards reflect real world conditions.
- FCIA Technical Committee maintains the FCIA Manual of Practice.
FCIA Education Committee develops presentations used by members to educate their workforce, staff, fire marshals, code officials, architects and others.
FCIA Apprenticeship Committee has developed Standards for workforce devleopment. Watch for more on this in the coming year..
- FCIA Program Committee chooses sites and recommends agenda content and speakers.
FCIA's Manual of Practice - FCIA's Firestop Manual of Practice is the knowledge book for you and your staff. A requirment for taking the FM and UL/ULC Designated Responsible Individual (DRI) Exam, the MOP is available to members at $295, vs. non members at $895...a $600 savings.
FCIA's Website - FCIA is the FCIA Member Contractor,
Architect/Engineer and Code Official/Fire Marshal's Technical
Resource with documents for contractors to use in submittals,
information about new programs in the industry, Powerpoint Presentations
for use virtually anywhere, all promoting the Specialty Firestop
FCIA's PR Campaign has been successful getting the word out about Specialty Firestop Contractors, and the work we've done to improve our industry.
For the chance to be a part of a collective voice in the growing
fire stop industry, join FCIA Now ....
Become an FCIA member today. Fill out the form for your membership type and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail or FAX to FCIA with payment to officially join the association. For an email with membership benefits information, fill out the online information form.