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12/31/15: From the new 2016 Board of Directors to the latest issue of Life Safety Digest, FCIA has been busy!  Find out all that's going on with your association in this month's Newsletter!

12/29/15: Where can you find the world's largest trade show for the Security, Safety and Fire Protection industries?  Intersec 2016!  Heading to Dubai 17-19 January 2016Learn more

12/21/15: In honor of the holiday season, the FCIA Office will be CLOSED 12/24-12/25 and 12/31/15-1/1/16. Happy Holidays from FCIA!

12/15/15: Want to become an FCIA Member?  Enjoy special Member discounts on the MOP, Conference registration, FM and UL/ULC Exam Prep sessions and more!  Get found by potential clients with a FCIA Member listing on the FCIA Member List, visited more than 20,000 times per year!  And so many more benefits!  For more information, email cathy@FCIA.org.

12/10/15: FCIA Members, Renew your dues before December 31 and save!  Email cathy@FCIA.org for more info.

12/09/15: Thanks to all who attended the FCIA Educational Webinar, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?', presented by ROXUL and Thermafiber.  Many thanks to Melanie Bisson, ROXUL and Angie Ogino, Thermafiber, who presented a stellar, information packed session!  Missed the session?  Don't worry!  It will be repeated in February due to high demand!  Or, find it posted NOW in the Presentations section!

12/2/15: One week left to register for the final chapter in the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire and Life Safety?'.

Register Here

11/25/15: Registration NOW OPEN for the final session in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, 'Protecting the Perimeter - Critical to Fire- and Life-Safety?'.

When: Wed, December 9

Time: 10:00am CDT

Register Here

11/24/15: Presentations from the November Barrier Management Symposium in Bristol, TN can now be found online.  Check them out here!

11/19/15: Black Friday Fever has hit FCIA!  Join FCIA now through December 31, 2015, then enjoy 2016 AND the rest of 2015 FOR FREE!  Learn more here.

11/17/15: Presentations from the FCIA Symposiums in Doha and Abu Dhabi can now be found in the Members Only section.

11/11/15: Learned a lot from a specific presentation at last week's FIC 2015?  Curious about what you missed?  Presentations can now be found in the Members Only section!

11/9/15: Thanks to all who Attended, Exhibited, Presented and Supported the Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015This year's event was our biggest yet.  Great content, good times, awesome fun.  Thank you!  View photos from FIC 2015 here.

11/06/15: Space is still available to register for FCIA, ASHE, The Joint Commission and UL's upcoming Barrier Management Symposium, hosted by ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17. Check out the Program Agenda, online now!.

11/06/15: The FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference was great. Awesome speakers, exhibitors, and more. Check out the Members Only area next week for presentations.

10/23/15: Thanks to all of the participants on today's webinar.  We had great questions and participation from the group.  Stay tuned for next month's program!

10/21/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA?  Catch up with us in the latest edition of our Newsletter!

10/19/15: Eng. Yasmeen Sami Saadah, addresses the FCIA Abu Dhabi, UAE Symposium attendees about implementation of the Abu Dhabi International Codes and the importance of what we do together to keep buildings safe. It was an honor to have Eng. Yasmeen welcome and Department of Municipal Affairs Sponsor FCIA's 2015 Symposium !

10/15/15: Tom Scheidel, Koffel Associates, addresses the FCIA FM and UL Exam Prep Class at the Oryx Rotana in Doha, Qatar.  Many Thanks to Tom for his participation in the event!

10/14/15: Want to know Who's Coming to FIC 2015Check it out here!

10/14/15: There's still time to register for next week's FCIA Abu Dhabi International Building Code (ADIBC) Fire & Smoke Protection Symposium in Abu DhabiLearn more today!

10/13/15: The FCIA Fire & Smoke Barrier (FSB) Firestop & Effective Compartmentation 'DIIM' Educational Symposium and FM and UL Firestop Exams opens in Doha today.  Thanks to all who attended!

10/08/15: The FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams are heading to FIC 2015Starting in November, the FM Firestop Exam will include content from the NEW Chapter 3 (FCIA MOP 5th Edition or newer).  Get your copy today!

10/06/15: Did you know that IFMA World Workplace is set to open in Denver tomorrow?  Pick-up the latest issue of Life Safety Digest while you're there!

10/04/15: FCIA is proud to Congratulate STI on 25 Years of Innovation.  Thank you for your partnership and support of FCIA!

10/01/15: Firestop Contractors - Considering FCIA MembershipNew Members SAVE BIGJoin for the rest of 2015 for ONLY $490!  Ask us how!

09/30/15: FCIA Members, Don Murphy and Jay McGuire, with Executive Director, Bill McHugh, bringing the 'DIIM' message to attendees at CONSTRUCT2015 in St. Louis.

09/30/15: Interested in the Firestopping needs of High-Rise Buildings? Then you MUST check out the newest issue of Life Safety Digest, hitting mailboxes all over!  Not a subscriber?  Inquire today!

09/29/15: Great news!  Early Bird Registration Discount Extended to October 9th!  FIC 2015 - meet us in Scottsdale this November!

09/28/15: FCIA's new banners worked well as we welcomed many ICC Governmental Members to talk about FCIA's DIIM philosophy. Great to see many new and old friends.

09/24/15: We always knew we wanted to be famous.  FCIA is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Firestop Contractors International Association (FCIA) YouTube channel! (Yep, we've arrived.)

Watch. Like. Subscribe. Share. 

09/24/15: Less than two weeks until IFMA World WorkplaceHarness Innovation, Embrace Awesome, Collaborate to Innovate!

09/23/15: FCIA brings the highly popular Barrier Management Symposium program and faculty to ASHE Region 3 in Bristol, TN this November 16-17, 2015.

Register Today!

Read the Press Release here.

09/23/15: The FCIA 2015 Annual FIC Spouse Tour has been announced!  Join the group for:

Learn more here

09/22/15: FCIA's Board of Directors elects 3-4 new Directors each year for 3 year terms. Interested? Check out the Board Page, then contact the FCIA Office to learn more. 

09/22/15: Draft Agendas* Released for upcoming Middle East Symposiums! Check them out:

*Agendas subject to change without notice up to date of event.

09/17/15: Looking for the Presentations from the FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium?  Find them in Members Only!  Not a Member?  Contact us to learn about Membership!

09/16/15: Registration Open for the next Webinar, "Contractor Qualification Programs: What Are They and Do They Work?".

When: Friday, October 23, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

Register Here

09/15/15: CONSTRUCT is getting set to take over St. Louis, MO and the America's Center for their Annual Conference & Expo this September 30-October 3Use Promo Code EB74* to receive Free Exhibit Hall Admission, then stop by the FCIA Booth (#933).

*New registrations ONLY.  No refunds given.

09/14/15: The 2015 ICC Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings for the 2018 Code Development Cycle open in Long Beach, CA on the 24th.  FCIA has some key proposals up for vote.  Stop by the FCIA booth (#419) while you're there!

09/10/15: The FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium was a huge success.  Thanks to all who attended, exhibited and sponsored, and special thanks to the NRC Fire Test Facility for the guided tour!

09/09/15: Don Falconer, first speaker, brings National Building Code of Canada's Firestop sections to life to FCIA delegates at FCIA's 2015 Canada Symposium.

09/08/15: The FCIA Canadian Symposium kicks off tomorrow at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, ON.  Looking forward to a wonderful event!

09/08/2015: FCIA's 2016-2019 Board of Directors will be elected in November at the FIC Conference. Want to join the Board?  Check out the FCIA Director responsibilities and see if it fits for you. 

09/07/15: From all of us at FCIA,

Happy Labor Day!

09/03/15: Yesterday's webinar had a great group of attendees.  Missed the presentation?  Catch it here!

09/02/15: Registration is open for FCIA Events all over the world!  Register NOW!

08/26/15: Who will be there?  Check out the Ottawa Symposium Attendee List*!  Don't see your name on the list.  There's still time to REGISTER!

*As of August 25, 2015.

08/25/15: One Week Left to Register for the September 2 Webinar.  Register today!

08/24/15: The Middle East Health & Safety Forum invites FCIA Members to attend!  And, Members receive a discount on registration!   Learn more today!

08/12/15: Coming to Ottawa for the FCIA 'DIIM' SymposiumThe deadline for discounted 'FCIA' hotel rates at The Brookstreet Hotel is approaching.  Make your reservation by August 17 to take advantage of the special 'FCIA' rates!

08/07/15: Want to know what's happening at FCIA?  Check out this month's Newsletter!

08/07/15: Considering coming to the 'DIIM' Symposium in Ottawa this September?  Check out the Draft Agenda!

08/04/15: Register today for the next chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series, "Barrier Management: A Short Program on the Whys and the Hows".

When: Wednesday, Sept 2

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am CDT

Register Today!

08/03/15: Looking for a Once-In-A-Lifetime Conference experience?  Then come to the FCIA Canadian 'DIIM' Symposium!  Want to learn more?  Check it out here!

07/30/15: Firestop Contractors and Special Inspection Agencies looking to become UL/ULC Qualified or IAS AC 291 Accredited - the UL/ULC Firestop Exam is coming to Northbrook, IL. August 27Members save up to $790 on the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exam Sessions, plus additional savings on the FCIA Manual of PracticeLearn more

*Note: There is NO SAVINGS on the UL/ULC Firestop Exam itself.  The savings benefit is on the Education Sessions prior to the exams.

07/30/15: Announcing the Annual Building Safety & Design Expo, as well as the Group A Public Comment Hearings in Long Beach, CA September 24-29.  FCIA and Life Safety Digest proudly partner with this exciting show.

Learn more.

07/29/15: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Registration forms for BOTH the Doha Symposium and the Abu Dhabi Symposium have been updated.  Please discard any previously released versions of the forms as they contained incorrect pricing and Agenda information.

07/28/15: Wrapping up the Indianapolis Region 5 Barrier Management Symposium today.  Attendance was great, as was the ASHE Region 5's group involvement!  Presentations from the Symposium are avaialbe now! 

Couldn't attend this symposium?  Stay tuned for info on the upcoming BMS in Bristol, TN this November!

07/22/15: FCIA's Webinar on Barrier Management Systems was well attended. Check out today's featured Presentation.

07/13/15: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA Abu Dhabi Symposium and also the FCIA Doha Symposium Don't Miss these important events!

07/12/15: FCIA's leadership represented FCIA in Boston, MA at the ASHE Annual Conference. Many ASHE Members and Leaders stopped by FCIA's booth (1308) or attended the Barrier Management Session Monday afternoon!

07/07/15: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the FCIA 'DIIM' Symposium in Ottawa, ON, CANADA, September 8-10.  Come and Tour the NRC Almonte Fire Test Facility!  Learn More.

06/30/15: The Summer 2015 Life Safety Digest is here. Check it out online.

06/25/15: Have you heard?  Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015!  LEARN MORE

06/24/15: The FCIA family has lost a friend...Mile "Mike" Cesto, Westcal Insulation Calgary, AB, will forever be remembered.

06/23/15: So much happening with FCIA lately.  Read all about it in this month's Newsletter!

06/22/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo opened today at McCormick Place, Chicago.  FCIA's Booth had lots of action.

06/15/15: The Gypsum Association recently released their Recommendations for Assessing and Repairing Gypsum Boards and Panels.  Check it out in Technical Resources.

06/11/15: Congratulations to the winner of the FREE Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show - FIC 2015 - Registration ($495 Value): Eric Bergman of KMI Fire, Phoenix , AZ.  See you in Scottsdale, Eric!  Thanks to all who participated in the ECA 2015 Follow-up Survey.

06/09/15: FCIA Manufacturer Member, Roxul, will be holding four Fire Seminars that will focus on fire resistance and energy efficiency.  Visit www.roxul.com for more info.

06/09/15: Interested in subscribing to Life Safety Digest?  Our next issue will be hitting inboxes later this month.  Subscribe now!

06/08/15: Many associations honor individual members with Fellowship, including CSI, CSC, AIA and RAIC.  FCIA met some of the new Fellows at our presentation at the RAIC Festival of Architecture last week.  Congrats to all!

06/04/2015: FCIA's Presentationat the RIAC Festival of Architecture covered the DIIM of Firestopping for Canada. Check out the NEW Canada Specification as well. 

06/02/15: The Barrier Management Symposium is heading to Indianapolis, IN, July 27-28. Hosted by ISHE and ASHE Region 5, join FCIA and the BMS Faculty as they educate Healthcare Facility Managers in the Midwest.  Learn More

05/29/15: FCIA's Executive Director Bill McHugh and Vice President Ken Slama presented at Construction Specifications Canada's Annual Convention today. Check out the Presentation and a NEW Canada Specification.

05/28/15: New member, Fireline 520's, Eric Shudy displays shows Fireline 520 at the Construction Specification Canada Annual Conference!

05/28/15: FCIA Membership continues to grow!  Welcome to all New Members worldwide!

05/26/15: FCIA Executive Director, Bill McHugh, is in Vancouver for the IAS Board of Directors meeting.  FCIA leadership is always advocating at the highest levels for the Specialty Firestop Industry!

05/21/15: FCIA has been busy the last few weeks.  Read all about it in the current ENewsletter!

05/20/15: Thanks to all who participated in today's Webinar.  The Q&A session had great participation and many thought -provoking questions!  Missed it?  Find the Presentation Here.

05/19/15: ONE DAY LEFT TO REGISTER FOR 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT

05/14/15: The NFPA Conference & Expo will be landing in Chicago June 22-25.  Look for Life Safety Digest and FCIA there!

05/13/15: Registration OPEN for the May Educational Webinar Series, 'Special Inspection for Firestopping and the ASTM E 2174 and ASTM E 2393 Standards'.

When: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT


05/12/15: Curious about what you missed in Dallas?  Members can CHECK-OUT THE PRESENTATIONS from ECA 2015 as a Member Benefit in the Members Only section.

05/08/15: ECA 2015 has officially wrapped up.  Thanks to all who attended, sponsored and presented!

05/05/15: Hitting the ground running in Dallas.  Get ready - the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference starts tomorrow!

05/01/15: The time has come! FCIA is Dallas bound!  See you at ECA 2015!

04/28/15: There's still time to REGISTER for ECA 2015!

Need help with your hotel?  Email lindsey@FCIA.org for help.

04/23/15: Just got back from the ICC Code Development Hearings in Memphis.  Read more about FCIA and the proposals we presented in this month's eNews! Check your inbox early next week!

04/22/15: Curious to know who will be at FCIA's ECA 2015Check it out here!

04/17/2015: We had a great interactive presentation during FCIA's April 16 Webinar Presentation.  Don't miss the next one in May. 

04/16/15: ONE MORE REASON to get to ECA 2015 - FM and UL/ULC Firestop Exams!  Register today!

04/15/15: Couldn't make the first 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN?  OR, Were you there and want to review a presentation? Check out the Presentations here!

04/14/15: TWO DAYS LEFT to register for this month's webinar, "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" Sign up today!

04/10/15: FCIA ECA 2015 Early Registration Deadline for hotel & conference ends Friday,

April 10th.  After deadline, hotel reservations based on space availability.  View the ECA Agenda.

Register today!

04/07/15: Life Safety Digest Correction:  The November Firestop Industry Conference is Nov. 3-6, 2015 at the Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. 

04/07/15: Check out FCIA's latest e-News!

04/06/15: Learn how Special Inspection for Firestopping is viewed by the International Building Code in this month's installment of the FCIA 2015 Educational Webinar Series.  Register for "Special Inspection for Firestopping - Required By the International Building Code?" today!

When: Thursday, April 16

Time: 10am - 12pm CST

04/03/15: Register for the ECA Dallas Bites Spouse Tour! 

04/01/2015: Thinking of joining FCIA?  New Contractors join for ONLY $965 USD!  Learn more!

03/30/2015: FCIA's presents at the UAE's GCC Fire Safe Congress in March.  FCIA continues to form new relationships while bringing fire and life safety through fire resistance and firestoping worldwide. 

03/26/15: View the Spring Life Safety Digest

03/26/15: FCIA will be presenting two webinar programs to The Center for Campus Fire Safety this year.  Check them out here.

03/25/15: Six weeks TO ECA 2015!  Register TODAY!

03/24/15: Tomorrow's webinar, "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to

When: Wednesday, April 1

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

03/18/15: ONE WEEK LEFT to Register for "An In-Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Programs", held

When: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST.

Register Now!

03/17/15: Announcing FM and UL Firestop Exams in UAE!  FCIA is coming to the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi April 1-2, 2015 and will be holding an FCIA Education Program and FM and UL Firestop Exams!

Register Here!

03/16/15: Did you know the CEU requirements for the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors Program have changed?  DRI's are now required to maintain 48 hours of CEUs OR take - AND PASS - the FM Firestop Exam every 3 years.  Questions?  Email info@fcia.org.

03/11/15: Considering attending the April 14-15 Rochester, MN Barrier Management Symposium?  Then you should Meet The Experts!

03/05/14: Want to know the REAL story behind Special Inspection and the International Building Code (IBC)Read it here.

03/04/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for this month's chapter in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series. Tune in Wednesday, March 25, 10:00am CST for  "An In Depth Look at the FM 4991 Standard for the Approval of Firestop Contractors and the UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Programs"Register NOW!

03/03/15: Only six more days until IFMA Facility Fusion lands in Vancouver!   Pick up the newest issue of Life Safety Digest while you're there!

02/24/15: February e-News is ONLINE!  Check it out here.

02/23/15: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for ECA 2015 - the FCIA Education & Committee Action (ECA) Conference!  Join FCIA May 5-8 in Dallas, TX at The Adolphus Hotel for this action and education packed event!  Register Online or with the Faxback form.

02/19/15: FCIA & Life Safety Digest partner with GCC Fire Safe Congress Abu DhabiFCIA Members receive 50% off registration! For more info,


02/18/15: Today's episode in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", was a huge success!  Review the presentation here or in Presentations.   FCIA Members, remember your new Member Benefit - webinar presentations with Audio found in the Members Only section!

02/10/15: Looking for information on the ASHE Region 6 Barrier Management Symposium?  Look no further!  Plan to attend at The Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN April 14-15, 2015.  

Register TODAY!

02/06/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the next session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series.  This month's installment, "The Codes, EJ's, EFRRA's and Your Tested and Listed Firestop System", will take place Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CSTRegister today!

02/06/15: Past FCIA Member Guy Bradley featured on the Steve Harvey Show! 

02/04/15: Did you attend the January Webinar?  Do you need AIA credits?  Email lindsey@fcia.org with your AIA number to receive your credit.  Don't have your number?  You can self-report with the attendance certificate you received.  Tune in for the next session Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:00am CST.

02/03/15: Check out the FCIA January 2015 e-News!

01/27/15: Registration is NOW OPEN for the ASHE Region 6, April 13-15, 2015 Barrier Management Symposium in Rochester, MN.  Register today!

01/21/15: Chapter 1 in the 2015 Educational Webinar Series is now posted in Presentations!  Did you miss it?  That's ok! View the presentation here. *Note: This is the Presentation ONLY.  Want the Audio?  Join FCIA!

01/20/15: Looking to attend a Barrier Management Symposium?  Details are being finalized for the BMS in Rochester, MN April 13-15.  Check the Barrier Management page - and your e-News - for more info!

01/15/15: We had 185 sites registered for the opening chapter in the FCIA's 2015 FREE Educational Webinar Series. Check out the Presentation and document on EJ's.  Don't miss the next FCIA Webinar!

01/13/15: Interested in taking the UL/ULC Firestop Exam?  In addition to being offered at the FCIA Conferences in May and November, the UL/ULC Firestop Exam will be held at UL Facilities in North America in February, March and August.  Registration is NOW OPEN for these Exams.


01/12/15: Don't miss Thursday's Webinar.  Note the DATE CHANGE for the webinar. It's now Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:00am CST - 12:00pm CST.

01/07/15: Announcing the first chapter in the 2015 FCIA Educational Webinar Series!  Plan to attend this two-hour webinar to learn more about the "DIIM" of Firestopping, why it's important and how it affects you.

When: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Time: 10:00am CST - 12:00pm

Register Today!

01/05/15: FCIA Members: Looking to take the FM and/or UL Firestop Exam this year?  Join us this Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST for a Firestop Exam Prep Webinar.  For more information, email lindsey@fcia.org.



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