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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 Brings 'DIIM' Symposium to Montreal this September

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Registration is OPEN for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada, at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC, September 25.

The FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium Canada is a packed full-day of education focused on the 'DIIM' of Firestopping - proper 'D'esign, 'I'nstallation, 'I'nspection, and 'M'aintenance". Firestopping, Canada Codes, Fire Dampers and Fire Doors in Canada are featured.

Following the Symposium is FCIA's Education for the ULC Firestop Exams and the ULC Firestop Exam, September 26.

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It's a Wrap! ECA 2019 is in the books!

We had 165+ at FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2019 - InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile in Chicago, IL April 23-26, 2019.


FCIA Members, check out FCIA's ECA 2019 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 and Firestop Contractors.

Professional Liability coverage closes gaps in General Liability policies for Firestop Contractors. .

The FCIA Program is underwitten by Lloyds of London. Learn more


FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series Schedule Announced for 2019

The highly successful monthly FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series returns in 2019 to continue educating those who Design, Install, Inspect and Maintain or Manage life-safety systems in the built environment.

Learn more here.

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:

  • 'Health Care Issues 2019';
  • 'Firestop Identification Systems Build Efficiency';
  • 'Should FM 4991 Approved or Ul/ULC Qualified Contractors Approve Another Non-FM or UL/ULC Contractor's Work?';
  • 'What Can a Master Audit Certificate of Compliance Do for You?';
  • and more!

Read it online today!

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!

FCIA & Life Safety Digest Join CONSTRUCT this October

CONSTRUCT is an AEC educational program and exhibition dedicated to bringing together all disciplines in the commercial built environment. Earn CEUs, see the latest products, and network with industry peers.  Find FCIA and Life Safety Digest, both on-site, while visiting CONSTRUCT this October.

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FCIA and IFMA World Workplace Partner this October

IFMA’s World Work place is the largest annual gathering of our Facility Management community, Oct. 16-18, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Stop by the FCIA booth and grab a copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

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FCIA Partnered with BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo Once Again

The 2019 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo is the premier CRE industry event. FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to be Media Partners for this key event..

FCIA "News You Can Use" Blog

Check out this Blog regularly to see what's going on in the industry.

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

FCIA recommends that all parts of Total Fire Protection be 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...


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 E2174, ASTM E2393, required by the IBC's Chapter 17. 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!

07/17/19: Hear about the testing process for fire-resistive construction in this month's webinar, 'Fire-Resistance Testing' with Rich Walke (UL). ONE WEEK left to register.

When: Wed., July 24

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

07/15/19: FCIA leadership, along with FCIA Members Aideen Doneski (Gleeson Powers) and Vice President Ben Urcavich (Performance Firestop), are representing FCIA at this week's ASHE Annual Conference in Baltimore.  Stop by Booth 1514 and say hi!

07/08/19: Need a firestop installation or inspection expert?  FCIA Specialty Firestop Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members are the experts you need.  Find one near you today!

7/03/19: The FCIA office will be closed 7/4-7/5 in honor of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours 7/8.   Happy 4th!

07/02/19: Register for July's FCIA Educational Webinar Series, Fire-Resistance Testing' with Rich Walke (UL).

When: Wed., July 24

Time: 10:00 am CDT

Register Today

06/27/19: The new edition of the FCIA Newsletter is here.  Read it online today!

06/26/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar, 'The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors' with Joseph Nunes (FM Approvals)Find the presentation online

06/25/19: The Summer Health Care issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Read it online today

06/20/19: Thanks for NFPA for another successful partnership with FCIA, Life Safety Digest, at the NFPA Expo.  Also, thanks to Ben Urcavich and Chuck Fogg for helping tell FCIA's 'DIIM' story to many.

06/19/19: Tracy Smith, FCIA Accreditation Committee Vice-Chair, traveled to UL's Northbrook headquarters today to discuss FCIA and the Firestop Contractor program wtih UL's UL QFCP Auditors.  Thanks Tracy for presenting at this event!

06/19/19: Look who stopped by FCIA's booth at the NFPA Expo today: NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal Award recipient, Dr. Joseph Su, PhD, from the National Research Council of Canada.  Congrats!

06/17/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner with NFPA at the exciting NFPA Expo once again.

06/11/19: Check out the Agenda for FCIA's Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada

06/05/19: FCIA presented at PFPNet's June Conference, Manchester, UK.  Great to see FCIA members at the Conference.

06/04/19: Join FCIA this September 25-26 at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, QC for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Symposium Canada.

05/23/19: The latest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here! Check it out today!

05/22/19: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar.  Find the presentation here

05/21/19: FCIA and Life Safety Digest partner with CONSTRUCT again this October.  Learn more

05/16/19: FCIA's Canadian Symposium heads to Montreal, QC this September.  Check back often for more info.

04/29/19: The City of Chicago gets a new building code. FCIA was honored to participate in the Code Development Process to keep fire-resistance a key safety item in the code. Watch for more on the Chicago amendments to the International Building Code in Life Safety Digest.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Department of Buildings Commr. Judy Frydland, and others at the signing.

04/28/19: ECA '19 wrapped up Friday at the InterContinental Chicago Mag Mile.  Check out the presentations at's Members Only Section.

04/25/19: Special thanks to Commr. Judy Frydland with the City of Chicago Department of Buildings for presenting at ECA '19! So many exciting things coming for the Windy City!

04/17/19: Thanks to all who participated in today's rescheduled webinar, 'FCIA & Identification Systems - Labeling of Firestopping'.  Couldn't attend?  Find the presentation here

4/16/19: Interested in advertising in Life Safety DigestLearn more

04/04/19: FCIA Members know firestopping.  Find an FCIA Contractor or FCIA Special Inspection Agency member near you.

04/02/19: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, was able to comment at the ASTM Member Luncheon, thanking ASTM President Kathy Morgan for ASTM's Staff, process and open discussion on critical industry issues.


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