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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 - A Great Program

FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - headed to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Austin, TX, November 6-9.  Cutting edge education, FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams and the FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams, the FCIA Memorial Ray Usher Golf Outing, networking events and so much more!




Check out photos from past events

FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA Presentations in the Members Only Section.


FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada - Successful Event in Winnipeg Educates Contractors and AHJs

The FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium opened in Winnipeg, MB this Sept. 20-21.  The Symposium featured dynamic, cutting edge technical education for Firestop Contractors, Special Inspection Agency personnel, Building Officials, Architects, Specifiers and Fire Marshals from all over Canada.  Presentations were well-received and spurred many interesting discussions among attendees and speakers.

Members can find the Presentations in the Members Only Section.

Stay tuned for photos from the event.

FCIA's ECA 2018 Memphis - a Great Experience!


The FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - had the FM & UL/ULC Firestop Exams and Education, FCIA Committee Meetings, great technical sessions, and seminars tailored to personal and professional growth, meet and greets with peers from around the world and so much more!.

FCIA ANNOUNCED a NEW BARRIER MANAGEMENT SERVICES section of, NEW MOP Chapter on Firestop Inspection, NEW FCIA Recommended Professional Practice, Identification Systems (Labeling), ICC Code Hearing Results, at this year’s event.  Learn more about them in the next FCIA Enews.

FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA Presentations in the Members Only Section.

Professional Liability Insurance for FCIA Inspection Agency/Consultant and Contractor Members

The new FCIA endorsed Professional Liability Insurance program with The Norman Spencer Insurance Group provides coverage to protect Firestop Inspection Agencies.

Firestop Contractors working in existing buildings or providing advice, consider Professional Liability coverage to close gaps in General Liability policies.

The FCIA endorsed Norman Spencer Insurance Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London.

Learn more

FCIA and the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo Join Once Again

The Building Safety & Design Expo is an educational expo for building safety and design professionals. Make plans to attend for FREE to connect with manufacturers, suppliers and other industry leaders.

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Keeping Up With FCIA News

Want to know everything going on with FCIA?  From upcoming events to industry news, the FCIA Newsletter is the place to go.

Check out the current issue today!

Announcing the FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog

FCIA is proud to announce the release of the FCIA "News You Can Use" blog, the first FCIA blog dedicated to news and information related to the Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation industry. Check out our first post, and be sure to check back regularly to see what's going on in the industry.

Maintaining Fire-Resistant-Rated and Smoke-Resistant Assemblies...Yes, It's Critical

With the rash of fires the past year in structures around the world, there has been a call to ‘do something’. The Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be constantly, and continuously, maintained.

Read the rest in the "News You Can Use" Blog

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, The Magazine of Effective Compartmentation

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:

  • "Six Design Criteria to Guide Perimeter Fire-Containment Strategies in High-Rise Buildings ";
  • "Advancements in Lightweight Fire-Resistant Gypsum Panels";
  • "'DIIM' - The Industry Standard for Quality ";
  • "Reliability of Today's Motorized Life-Safety Dampers ";
  • "Existing Buildings & Fireproofing - To Patch or Not to Patch";
  • and more!

Read it online today!

FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2018

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2018 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, instructor led, education program for the Firestop Containment Field Worker and Instructor, Firestop Inspector, is everything needed to train workforces 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 required by Chapter 17 of the IBC. FCIA Member Firestop Manufacturers, Manufacturers Reps & Distributors provide products to those that make them 'SYSTEMS' after installation to System Designs and Manufacturers Installation Instructions.


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



Hot News!

11/29/18: Thank you to all who participated on today's webinar, 'Fire-Resistance & You'. Missed it? Find the presentation here

11/21/18: To celebrate the US Thanksgiving holiday, the FCIA office will be closed at 12:00 pm CST Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 26.

11/20/18: Looking for upcoming programs focused on fire- and life-safety?  Check out the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Schedule!

11/12/18: FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show had record turnout. FCIA Members, check out the Members Only Section for speaker presentations from the conference tomorrow.

11/09/18: Congratulations to Scott Rankin, Jim Smiley, and Tracy Smith, FCIA's new Directors.  Great people ran for the FCIA Board. We appreciate all who volunteer their time.    

Check out the entire slate of candidates that ran.

10/24/18: Lots of interesting discussion this week in Richmond, VA at the ICC Group A Public Comment Hearings.

10/23/18: FCIA had a great session today talking about the new requirements for an Inventory of Fire and Smoke Protection Features in buildings for better fire- and life-safety. Check out the presentation.

10/21/18: Come see us in Richmond, VA at the FCIA booth at the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo!

10/18/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, 'The Inventory of Fire-Resistance'.  If you missed the session, find the presentation here.

10/15/18: FIC 2018 - the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - opens in 3 weeks in Austin, TX. Will you be there?

Register Today

10/11/18: Register today for 'The Inventory of Fire-Resistance', the October session in the FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

When: Thursday, October 18

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

10/11/18: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.

10/10/18: The Fall issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out online today

10/05/2018: FCIA Construct booth had lots of traffic learning about FM4991, UL QFCP, Special Inspection & Barrier Mgmt.

10/04/18: It is time to vote for the 2019 FCIA new Board of Directors. All FCIA voting members should have received your voting packet.  We encourage ALL who qualify to take a minute and cast your vote.

Check out our entire slate of candidates here

10/04/18: Check out who's going to be at FCIA's FIC 2018!

10/03/18: The FCIA FIC 2018 Room Block at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is SOLD OUT.  Backup Hotel and Wait List Options are available.

Click here for more information and to be added to the Wait List.

10/03/18: FCIA presented at CSI CONSTRUCT in Long Beach today.  Thanks to all who attended the session. Find the presentation here

09/27/2018:  FCIA 2019 Board Elections are coming soon!  Your vote is needed as we elect 3 new Directors who will help to shape the direction of the FCIA in the future.  We invite you to take a minute to meet the candidates today. All qualified members will be receiving their ballots early next week!

Check out our candidates video introductions here.  Additional profiles will be coming soon!

09/17/18: FCIA advocates worldwide for improved fire- and life-safety systems in buildings. FCIA Canada Task Group Chair, Jim Smiley (Icon Insulation), and FCIA Member, Keith Musseau (Belfor Restorations), represent FCIA at the CHES National Conference in St. John's, NF.

09/11/18: 8 weeks until the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018 - opens in Austin, TX.  Have you registered yet?

09/10/18: FCIA Members are the best resource for all your firestopping and effective compartmentation needs.  Find an FCIA Member Near You Today!

09/04/18: Check out the UPDATED AGENDA for the September FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada

Register today!

08/23/18: Have you heard about the UL Master Audit Certificate of Compliance (MACC)? Check out the big announcement from UL in the newest FCIA Newsletter!

08/23/18: The newest FCIA Newsletter is here!  Read it today!

08/23/18: Looking for Barrier Management education on the go?  Check out the NEW FCIA Barrier Management Symposium Video Series, produced in cooperation with ASHE!

08/22/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, ''M' is for Maintenance'Find the presentation here

08/18/18: NEW from the BMS Partners! The FCIA, UL, TJC, ASHE's Barrier Management Symposium Video Series is now on LIVE, free and open to all who want to learn about Barrier Management for Fire and Life Safety. Check it out. 

08/15/18: FCIA, UL and the Barrier Management Symposium Faculty came together to educate St. Louis Facility Managers and Staff on the importance of Barrier Management. Thank you to the Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineernig MOSHE and SICHE for sponsoring. 

Find a Barrier Management Symposium near you

08/04/2018: FCIA's Bill McHugh spoke about the importance of Barrier Management, Firestopping, Features of Fire-Resistance Maintenance/ Management at the 2018 National APPA Conference Saturday, Aug. 4.

07/26/18: Join FCIA in Long Beach, CA this October 3-5 for CONSTRUCT.  While there, check out the presentation by Bill McHugh.  Register today to get a 5% discount on registration. 

07/25/18: Thank you to all who attended ''I'nstallation & 'I'nspection: The Meat of the 'DIIM' Sandwich'Find the presentation here

07/22/18: Interested in being on the FCIA Board of Directors? Or know someone who should be?  FCIA is seeking nominations for the 2019-2021 Board.  Email Cathy for more info.

07/19/18: Attention Canada: Firestop Education & the ULC Firestop Exams are heading to Winnipeg this September 20-21Learn more


07/16/18: FCIA Marketing Committee members Mike Pautsch and Chuck Fogg working FCIA's booth at the ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.

07/11/18: Registration is OPEN for FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2018, opening this November 6-9 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, TXBook your hotel by October 1 to secure FCIA rates.

Register today!

07/05/18: Did you know that UL recently announced a new Firestop Inspection Service?  Learn more in the June Newsletter.  This is just one of many companies out there offering this integral service.  For a listing of others, check out the Member List.

07/02/18: Thinking of joining FCIA?  Join today to take advantage of discounted membership dues, while enjoying all the member benefits.  Join today!

06/27/18: Find the recording and presentation for 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation', the June webinar with Paul Simon and Blase Reardon, on the Presentations page.

06/26/18: Did you know the FCIA Manual of Practice recently released the 7th edition, complete with new content on Special Inspection and an interactive Table of Contents?  Get your copy today!

06/22/18: It's been 20 years since FCIA and FM Approvals developed the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors third-party accreditation Program, and the program is stronger than ever.  Check out this article on the program.

06/21/18: Firestop education heads to Canada with the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.  Join FCIA this September 20-21 at The Fairmont Winnipeg for the premier  educational firestopping event in Canada. Learn more

06/20/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'Mediation: A Lean Approach to Resolving Disputes without Litigation', with special guest presenters Paul Simon and Blase Reardon.  Missed it?  Find the presentation here.

06/20/18: Looking for Barrier Management education?  FCIA's Barrier Management Symposium partners with MOSHE and SICHE again this August 15 in St. Louis, MOLearn more

06/19/18: FCIA Accreditation Chair, Aedan Gleeson, and Executive Director, Bill McHugh, met with FM Approvals' Jeff Gould to discuss the impact of FM 4991, Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors.  It's almost 20 years now!

06/18/18: Last week's NFPA Expo was a big success for FCIA Members.  Our booth had excellent traffic and publication bins provided many a free copy of Life Safety Digest.  Meetings with FM Approvals and UL, visits from several influential organizations, renewing and building relationships were all part of this year's show.  Thanks to all who stopped to visit.

06/15/18: Bill Koffel of Koffel Associates, FCIA's Code Consultant, won the NFPA Standards Award at the NFPA Conference this week.  Only two awards were recognized at the Expo general session.  Congrats to Bill.  This award reflects his professionalism and commitment to fire- and life-safety.

06/14/18: FCIA had a great week at NFPA.  Many FCIA friends stopped to visit, including Joe McElvaney.

06/13/18: FCIA met with UL's Ruben Sandoval and Rob Kehoe in Las Vegas at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

06/06/18: The latest edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Check it out online

06/01/18: FCIA had big announcements at the ECA Conference. Check out this month's Newsletter for more....


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