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12/21/2018: FCIA wishes all a great holiday season and best wishes for 2019. The FCIA Office is closed Dec. 24, 25 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1.  See you in the New Year at an FCIA Event!

12/15/2018: The 2019 FCIA ECA Conference, where committees make an impactful difference in Firestopping is coming.  Check out FCIA's ECA 2019 Conference and register today. 

12/10/18: Looking for upcoming programs focused on fire- and life-safety?  Check out the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Schedule!

12/05/18: FCIA's visit to Canada and CSC's Edmonton Chapter was great learning for all, including the instructor. Check out the session slides.

11/29/18: Thank you to all who participated in 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.

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

11/09/18: Congratulations to Scott Rankin, and Tracy Smith, FCIA's new Directors.  Great people ran for the FCIA Board. Tyler Ferguson has been appointed to the 2019 Board too. We look forward to a great 2019. 

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?

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.

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.

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....

05/31/2018: The Fire-Codes require that Building Owners, maintain barriers.  FCIA's NEW Barrier Management Services Section is the place to find companies that can survey, find solutions and repair fire - resistance - rated and smoke - resistant assemblies - barriers.

05/30/18: FCIA introduced a new Recommended Practice for Identification Systems / Labelling. FCIA Members can find it FREE at the Members Only pages. Email us if you need your password.

05/25/18: At the FCIA Memphis ECA Conference, FCIA's brand NEW Barrier Management Services Member List was introduced.

05/23/18: Thank you to all who attended the webinar, 'Smoke Control, An Overview with a Discussion of the Benefits of Firestopping'.  Missed it? View the Presentation online.

05/22/18: Presentations from the FCIA ECA 2018 are available in the Members Only section.  Need your login?  Email FCIA for help.

05/15/18: FCIA is partnering with the ICC Building Safety & Design Expo again this year!  Check it out this October 21-22 in Richmond, VA!

05/08/18: FCIA leadership traveled to Columbia this week to speak to the ICC.  FCIA represented around the world!

05/07/18: Had a wonderful week in Memphis at FCIA's ECA 2018, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference.  The week was packed full of engaging sessions speaking to various aspects of the Firestopping & Effective Compartmentation industry. Thanks to all who attended!

05/01/18: Looking for Barrier Management solutions? Consult the FCIA Member List to find the Barrier Management Services Specialists in your area.

04/30/18: FCIA's ECA 2018 welcomed a big group in Memphis today for the FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams.  So exciting to see so many interested in growing their knowledge of this specialized trade.

04/27/18: We're taking this show on the road.  FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - opens in Memphis, TN on Monday. See you there!

04/26/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, ''I' is for Inspection: What That Means for You'Find the presentation here. Members can find the presentation in the Members Only Section.

04/25/18: The newest issue of the FCIA Newsletter is here!  Read it today.

04/17/18: Two weeks until FCIA's ECA 2018 opens.  Check out the FINAL AGENDA here!

04/12/18: Lots of good things from the ASTM meetings this week!  Learn more in the FCIA Firestop Standards Discussion at FCIA's ECA 2018!

04/09/18: ASTM Meeting are taking place in San Diego. Stay tuned for more info on what is currently being considered and discussed.

04/06/18: Secondary Hotel option secured for FCIA's ECA 2018.  Learn more

04/05/18: A large group of FCIA Members took FCIA's Education class for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar. We made many new friends discussing firestopping!

04/04/18: Guess what opens in 4 weeks? The FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018 - of course!

04/04/18: UL has officially launched their new Firestop Inspection program. All their inspectors have passed the UL Firestop Exam and have obtained their City of Phoenix Special Inspectors card.  Congratulations UL!  Learn more

04/03/18: Thank you to all who attended the FCIA Education Sessions for the Firestop Exams in Dubai.  Good luck to all who wrote the FM or UL Firestop Exams!

04/02/18: The Spring issue of Life Safety Digest is here!  Check it out online today!

03/28/18: The FCIA Firestop Manual of Practice (MOP) is a living document.  As codes, standards and technology change, so does the MOP.  Announcing the NEW Firestop Inspection chapter, focusing on the key code and standards requirements, plus FCIA's positions on various issues in the field of Firestopping Inspection.  If you've purchased an FCIA MOP in the past, check your inbox for the new content.

03/27/18: Looking for past Webinar programsFCIA Members can find them in the Members Only section.  Non-Members can find copies in the Presentation section.

03/21/18: ATTENTION - The UL Firestop Exams in Doha, Qatar WILL be held as originally scheduled.

03/21/18: Thank you to the participants on today's webinar, 'Perimeter Interior Fire-Containment: What You Need to Know'. Missed it? Check it out here.

03/20/18: FCIA partners with some of the leading industry events to bring awareness of Firestop and Effective Compartmentation to people around the world. Some upcoming events: NFPA Conference & Expo, AIA, BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo, ASHE, CHES, CONSTRUCT, ICC Building Safety & Design Expo and so many more! Make sure to visit the FCIA booths and grab your copy of Life Safety Digest!

03/12/18: Guess what opens next week in Chicago?  IFMA Facility FusionBe sure to grab your copy of Life Safety Digest while there!

03/09/18: There's lots going on with FCIA and the Firestop industry.  Check out all that's happening in the newest FCIA Newsletter!

03/06/18: Looking for a Specialty Firestop Contractor or Special Inspection Agency?  Check out FCIA Member Contractors and Member Special Inspection Agencies around the globe!

02/28/18: Have you registered for FCIA's ECA 2018Learn more about this year's event.  Check out the Draft Agenda today.

02/27/18: Need to write the FM or UL Firestop Exam?  Not located in North America?  Consider writing the exams in either Dubai, UAE or Doha, Qatar with FCIA this April.


02/23/18: Check out the DRAFT AGENDA for FCIA's ECA 2018, heading to Memphis, TN this May 1-4!

02/21/18: Thank you to all who attended today's webinar, 'Fire-Resistive Joint Systems: More Than Meets the Eye'.  Join us next month for the next session in the 2018 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.

Find the presentation here

02/06/18: Looking for the FM and UL Firestop Exams in the Middle East?  Take them with FCIA this April.

02/02/18: FCIA returns to the Middle East with Education for the Firestop Exams and the FM & UL Firestop Exams this AprilLearn more

1/29/18: The 2018 FCIA Board of Directors had their inaugural meeting in Dallas this week. Everyone came together to discuss the direction of FCIA for 2018 and beyond.  Thanks to all for volunteering their time and talents!

1/24/18: Thanks to all who attended today's webinar.  Looking for the Presentation? Find it here 

1/16/18: Registration is NOW OPEN for the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018Learn more

1/10/18: FCIA is busy between Conferences. ASTM Standards proposals are prepared, FCIA's Code Committee submitted proposals for the 2021 IBC/IFC, National Building Code of Canada has code development going on too.  We're advancing improved fire- and life-safety in buildings all the time.

1/3/18: The FCIA's Education & Committee Action Conference - ECA 2018, heads to Memphis, TN this coming May!






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