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12/30/13: Tomorrow, New Year's Eve (12/31/13), is the deadline for discounted 2014 Membership Renewals!  Renew now to save money and continue receiving valuable membership benefits! Questions? Call +1 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org.

12/27/13: The FCIA offices will be closed Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 and Wed., Jan. 1, 2014 for the New Year Holiday.  We wish you all the best for 2014!!

12/19/13:  STAY WITH FCIA!  If you haven't renewed your membership yet, Eric Keeton, FCIA's 2014 President (L) and FCIA's first (and second) President Aedan Gleeson encourage you to RENEW TODAY!

12/13/13: 2014 marks FCIA's 15 year Anniversary!  Special thanks to all Members who have helped us grow and supported the firestop industry.  15 Year Anniversary logo is NOW AVAILABLE in the Member's Only section of FCIA.org!

12/9/13: FCIA Membership Renewals for 2014 are now due! Take advantage of special savings - renew by Dec. 31, 2013.  Invoices have been mailed. Questions? Email evie@FCIA.org,  or call +1 708-202-1108. Thanks for your membership in FCIA!

12/6/13: FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference (ECA) announced! Join us at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio in San Antonio, TX on April 29 - May 2, 2014 for education, FM, UL-ULC testing, committee meetings and fun!

12/6/13: FCIA enjoyed Toronto's CSC Chapter hospitality presenting the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada-Toronto Chapter .

11/27/13: The FCIA office will be closed Thurs., 11/28 & Fri., 11/29 in observance of  the USA's Thanksgiving holiday.  The office will reopen Mon., Dec. 2.

11/23/13: FCIA presented the DIIM of Firestopping to the Construction Specifications Canada, Hamilton/Niagara Chapter, Missed it?  Attend the CSC-Toronto Chapter Program December 3.

11/14/13: FCIA Members, head on over to the Members Only section to check out slides from last week's FIC presentations!

11/11/13: Special thank you to all of the exhibitors, attendees, speakers, and individuals who helped make this year's FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show (FIC) one of the best ever!

Jonathan Flannery, ASHE, presenting at FCIA FIC's Healthcare Day.

11/8/2013: The election results are in.   Congrats to FCIA's New 2014/2015 Board Members Mark Dietz, Gary Hamilton and Ken Slama.

11/4/13: Watch this spot for the latest news and photos from the FIC! Here's a view of the Sandia Mountains from the Hyatt Tamaya.

10/28/13: Schedule Alert! Don't miss TJC's George Mills on Wednesday morning at the FIC!  Travel plans changed his program from Thursday. Check out the new FIC Agenda.

10/17/13: FCIA FIC Fun! Make sure to sign up your spouse/guest for the Tour of Old Town Albuquerque!

10/14/13: You can still register for the FIC!  Hyatt Tamaya Hotel rooms are now on a space available basis, but call 708-202-1108 or email evie@FCIA.org if you need help! See you in Albuquerque!

10/7/2013: Gary Hamilton, (center) FCIA Board Member, Greg Johnson, Consultant and Howard Hopper at the ICC Expo in Atlantic City, NJ last week.

10/2/2013: Mike Mayner and Mike Fitz, City of Philadelphia, Department of Buildings accept Building Department Accreditation Certificates from International Accreditation Services President, Chuck Ramani.

10/2/2013: The Abu Dhabi Municipality has adopted a new code based on the International Building Code. Eng. Hamad Badawi, Abu Dhabi, UAE spoke at ICC Global Forum.

10/1/2013: Read the brand new Healthcare issue of Life Safety Digest! Click the picture below to be taken to the Life Safety Digest page.

9/30/2013: Fatma Amer spoke at the ICC Global Council Sunday. "The Abu Dhabi Emirate announced the adoption of the I-Codes in the Emirate. The process has been funded and is moving forward."

9/30/2013: Donny Phipps, Columbia, SC Building Official speaks about Kenya Wall Project

9/30/2013: Imad Elderubi, World Organization of Building Officials addresses ICC Global Membership Council at Atlantic City

9/26/13: Special thanks to Mark Dietz, Superl, Inc., and Don Murphy, PPMI Firestop, Inc., for representing FCIA at the CONSTRUCT2013 conference.

9/24/13: Need to take the FM or UL/ULC Firestop Exam? The next test date is Tues., Nov. 5 at the FCIA FIC! Sign up for both the Exam and Conference on the FIC Registration Form!

9/19/13: FIC optional Sante Fe Excursion on Fri., 11/8/13! Sign up on FIC Reg. Form for Tours, Dinner & great fun! Check out the activities on Wed.,11/6 too!

9/16/13: FCIA FIC Early Bird & Special Hyatt  Room Rate deadline is Oct. 7! Sign up today!

9/12/13: Check out the updated draft agenda for the upcoming FIC in Albuquerque, NM!

9/10/13: FCIA organized industry leading speakers at the 'Barrier Management Symposium' at the ASHE Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors Chapter last week. We had a great turnout and speakers.

9/10/13: ASHE Facility Engineers & ICC Gov't members are invited to the FIC's "Healthcare Industry Day", Nov. 7! The Reg. form & details are on the Events Page. Questions?

Call FCIA +1-708-202-1108

9/5/13: FIC Spouse trip set for 11/7!  Board a private shuttle for a trip to famous Old Town Albuquerque.  Enjoy a historical walking tour then lunch at a local hotspot!  There's time for shopping & relaxing too! Register today!

9/4/13: Congrats to FCIA Assoc. Member Paul Gurski, P.A.G. Industries!  He received a $25 gift card to Starbucks for referring FCIA Contractor Member Amherst Insulation & Firestop Service.  Welcome! Email Evie for details on how you can get a gift card!

8/28/2013: Going to Construct2013 in Nashville, TN? Download the courtesy pass for FREE entry into the Expo and stop by FCIA booth #348! See you there!

8/28/2013: Three Board of Directors positions are open for the 2014-2015 term. Open to FCIA Voting Contractor Members in Good Standing. Download the Nominations Form for details and apply now!

8/22/13: FCIA's FIC Draft Agenda. 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' now available on the FCIA Events Page!

8/21/2013: Head over to the Firestop Inspection Agency Accreditation page to read up on updated information regarding IAS programs.

8/20/2013: UPDATED: There is a new FCIA Member Alert now in the Members Only section regarding the ICC Inspector Survey. Check out FCIA's thoughts and take the survey.

8:19/2013: FCIA presented to the TIAC-ACIT 2013 Annual Conference delegates in Thunder Bay today.  We enjoyed the several FCIA Canada Members who are also TIAC Members.

8/13/2013: Advertise in Life Safety Digest's next issue:

Healthcare Facilities.

Call or email Chris today!

(708) 202-1108

8/13/2013: FCIA announces 'FCIA Healthcare Focus' at the FIC Conference. TJC's George Mills, (Worldwide) ASHE's Jon Flannery (USA) and CHES President JJ Knott (Canada) present on Thursday. USA or Canada Members alike will benefit. Don't miss this!

8/6/2013: A brand new LIFE SAFETY DIGEST is now available. Read about Educational Buildings in this new issue, available online!

8/2/13: Download the Barrier Management Symposium brochure to learn more about this program developed by FCIA, Joint Commission, ASHE and UL!

7/30/13: FCIA FIC Online Registration now open!

7/24/2013: FCIA Spoke at a Leading Age Conference to the Long Term Care facility engineers.  We enjoyed presenting and met some new friends.

7/23/2013: ASHE Regions.  interested in the Barrier Management Symposium? Find out how to bring one near you by downloading the flyer!

7/23/2013: The Joint Commission's George Mills announces the new Barrier Management Symposium at an ASHE Plenary Session.

7/23/2013: FCIA, The Joint Commission, ASHE & UL, have developed the Barrier Management Symposium to build knowledge of Effective Compartmentation. Stay tuned to the FCIA website for more information and details as it becomes available.

7/23/2013: FCIA Members Randy Bosscawen, Gus Mancini, Tracy Smith and Don Murphy worked the FCIA Booth at the ASHE show in Atlanta. We enjoyed meeting ASHE friends!

7/19/2013: Head over to the events page to register for the Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, NM at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya!

7/12/2013: FREE checklist on How to Select a Firestop Contractor!

7/9/2013: FCIA is looking for firestopping success stories! This is a great PR oppurtunity for your company. Contact Evie for details: evie@fcia.org or

call +1 708-202-1108

6/27/2013: Going to the ASHE Conference July 21-24 in

Atlanta, GA? Stop by the FCIA booth, #437!

6/25/2013: FCIA members find value in partnership with NFPA. Look forward to more partnerships throughout the year! Click below to see why.

6/21/13: Getting excited for the FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show? Get a jump on the Hyatt Tamaya reservation today!

6/17/13: Thanks to FCIA member volunteers Don Murphy (left) and Gary Hamilton (right) who helped Exec. Director Bill McHugh at NFPA's Conference & Expo last week.  Thanks also to Randy and Ryan Bosscawen!

6/11/2013: FCIA Code Consultant and member Bill Koffel and FCIA Executive Director Bill McHugh presented yesterday at the NFPA! Watch for a copy of their presentation later this week.

6/5/2013: Want to get FM 4991 Approved? FM's Firestop Exam is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2013, Hyatt Tamaya, Albuquerque, NM. Questions? Need to sign up?
Contact evie@fcia.org

6/5/2013: Want to become a UL/ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor? The UL Firestop Exam is set for Aug. 22, 2013 in Melville, NY. Contact evie@fcia.org for details or to sign up!

6/5/2013: Want to get IAS AC 291 Accredited? Take either the FM, or UL/ULC Firestop Exam? The UL Firestop Exam is set for Aug. 22, 2013 in Melville, NY. Contact evie@fcia.org for details or to sign up!

5/31/2013: FCIA Speaks and Exhibits at NFPA June 10-13, Chicago. Expo is FREE. Register for both Conference & Expo.

5/28/2013: FCIA's Bill McHugh, Randy Perry and Ken Slama spoke at Construction Specifications Canada's Annual Convention Friday. Check out the presentation given to a filled to capacity room.

5/24:/2013: The FCIA office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in honor of the USA Memorial Day.

5/21:2013: Check out the Photoalbums page to view the photos taken at the FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium in Doha as well as Abu Dhabi!

5/20/2013: Check out the newest FCIA e-Newsletter! Out now!

5/20/2013: FCIA's Facebook "likes" are growing! Sign up for Facebook and 'search' for FCIA - then 'like' FCIA and join the conversation.

5/15/2013: The Program Committee is creating a survey to determine what YOU would like to see at the upcoming FIC Conference, Albuquerque, NM Nov. 5-8, 2013. Watch for it next week!

5/9/2013: FCIA's Education and Committee Action Conference was amazing---top notch education and industry updates, reconnecting with old and new friends, and lots of fun! Remember the cigar tasting evening and the best of Denver's beverages?

5/9/2013: FCIA's Program Committee is already planning this November's FCIA Firestop Industry Conference and Trade Show. Hold the dates: Nov. 5-8 and watch FCIA.org for updates!

5/1/2013: Newest FCIA Board Member Mindi Schrader listens to the latest info during FCIA's TAE (Technical, Apprenticeship, Education) Session at the ECA Conference

5/1/2013: FCIA President Tracy Smith opens today's session at the FCIA ECA in Denver, CO at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

4/29/2013: FCIA participated at ICC Committee Action Hearings in Dallas last week. Bill Koffel will report at FCIA's ECA Conference in Denver this Thursday.

4/26/13: Looking forward to seeing FCIA Members and guests in Denver's FCIA ECA Conference! Remember to hold the date for FCIA FIC, Nov. 5-8, 2013, Albuquerque, NM.

4/22/2013: It's only a week away! Join us for the FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference April 30, May 1-3. There are only a few spots left!

4/19/2013: Learn the latest from experts fresh from the ICC Code Action Hearings at the FCIA ECA Conference in Denver, CO. April 30-May 3!

4/19/2013: The newest FCIA newsletter is now available! Check it out in the Newsletters section.

4/17/2013: FCIA Members: Go to the Members Only section, FCIA Important Alerts, for an update regarding the ICC Code Cycle B Issues.

4/12/2013: FCIA ECA Denver Conference - just added: Cigar Smoking & Denver Beverage Tasting receptions, Denver Firefighters Museum Tour, all included in registration! Register today!

4/8/2013: Need to book a room at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa but missed the early bird registration? Call Jerry Rahn, Reservations Supervisor at 303-312-8993

4/3/2013: FCIA spoke at the Fire Safe Oman Conference about the DIIM of Firestopping and Effective Compartmentation. Check out the FCIA Presentation.

4/2/2013: FCIA Members Shoeb Fire Fighthing Eqpt. Trdg. with FCIA Executive Director Bill McHugh in Doha, Qatar.

Special thanks to Shoeb Fire Fighting for taking great photos at the FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium!

4/1/2013: FCIA ECA Conference Early Bird Deadline extended to Sunday, April 7!

4/1/2013: FCIA DIIM Symposium guest asks a question in Doha, Qatar.

Photo credit to Shoeb Fire Fighting Equipment Trading.

4/1/2013: Tabletop exhibits featuring FCIA Members are well attended at the FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium, Doha, Qatar.

Photo credit to Shoeb Fire Fighting Eqpt. Trdg.

3/27/2013: Speaker Highlights now available for FCIA ECA Conference!
Click here to check them out!

3/27/2013: FCIA ECA Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline April 1st.

3/27/2013: FM Approvals speaks at FCIA DIIM Symposium in Doha, Qatar

3/26/2013: UL's Fire Resistance Directory is now available! Check it out here.

3/25/2013: Mr. Fouad Hajj, Specified Technologies, Inc. speaks about codes, standards, and firestop systems at the FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

3/19/2013: Hotel Deadline is April 1st for FCIA Education and Committee Action Conference!

Join us April 30-May3 in Denver at the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Book your hotel room and register today!

3/19/2013: Life Safety Digest Advertising close date extended! Be a part of the spring edition on Educational Buildings! Great discounts available.

Donwload the Media Kit for rates or contact Evie, +1 708-202-1108

Read the newest issie by clicking on the image below!

3/18/2013: Have you registered for the FCIA ECA conference in Denver, CO April 30 - May 3? Deadlines are approaching... Register now!

3/15/2013: FCIA's Bill McHugh met wih NRC at their fire testing laboratory. This is truly a first class facility...one of two like it in the world.

3/13/2013: FCIA Members and Guests had a close-up view today of the NRC's fire testing furnance for columns during a special tour as part of FCIA's DIIM Educational Symposium in Ottawa, Canada. Check out the Presentations online.

FCIA extends a sincere thank you to the NRC, FCIA Members, sponsors and guests for a fantastic event!

Fire Testing Furnance for Columns, NRC, Ottawa, Can.

3/5/2013: FCIA Firestop DIIM FREE webinars on March 5/6, 2013 were well attended. Missed it? Check out the Presentation. Watch for the next webinar in June. Email evie @ FCIA.org for a "Go to Webinar" invitation!

2/26/2013: FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium REGISTRATION OPEN for Abu Dhabi, UAE & Doha, Qatar!

2/22/2013: Ottawa FCIA Firestop DIIM Educational Symposium hotel deadline Feb. 21 - Contact "Scott" at Sheraton Registration if after Feb. 21 at +1-800-489-8333.

Questions? Call Evie at FCIA Office: +1 (708) 202-1108

2/22/2013: Check out the latest FCIA Newsletter right here!

2/14/2013: FCIA DIIM Educational Symposium, Ottawa, Canada Draft Agenda now available on the Events page!

2/13/2013: FCIA Members: Check out the new FCIA Alerts in the Members Only section.

2/11/2013: FCIA opens registration for the first FCIA DIIM Educational Seminar in Ottawa, Canada! Join us. Hotel Deadline is Wed., Feb. 20.

2/11/2013: FCIA USA Contractor Members: Complete the 2012 Economic Census - due: Feb. 12! Help keep NAICS Code: 238310, the service of installing Firestopping.

2/5/2013: FCIA ECA Brown Palace Hotel & Spa guest room reservations are now available online!

2/1/2013: Registration is open for FCIA ECA. Book your hotel room now - they'll go fast at this famous hotel.

1/31/12: Missed FCIA's DIIM Webinar? Attend the next one Wed. March 6, 2013. FCIA Members are always notified of these FREE webinars. If you aren't an FCIA Member yet, see member benefits, and email Evie to make sure you're on the invite list! Attendees, check out the presentation from last week.

1/25/2013: FCIA's Firestopping and DIIM webinars are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31st, 2013. Email Evie for your "Go to Webinar Invite". FREE and open to Members and Non-Members.

1/25/2013: FCIA's 2013 Board had its first meeting of the new year in Denver, CO generating great plans for 2013 and beyond.

Check out the 2013 Board here!

1/11/2013: The newest edition of Life Safety Digest is now available!

1/11/2013: FCIA ECA location announced. Join us April 30, May 1-3 at the Brown Palace Resort & Spa in Denver, CO.

1/10/2013: The first FCIA E-News of the year is now available!

1/9/2013: USA Firestop Contractors, register at the 2012 USA Economic Census.
FCIA worked to add a NAICS Code #238310 to the USA and Canada Federal Registers, creating an idenity and Trade. Keep the trade growing by registering.

1/2/13: Mark calendars for FCIA's Education and Committee Action (ECA) Conference April 30, May 1-3. FCIA's Firestop Industry Conference & Trade Show (FIC) is Nov. 5-8. Location for Nov. to be posted shortly.

1/2/13: Connect with those who want to know about you! Look in FCIA's Life Safety Digest Media Kit for 2013 to advertise. We're also looking for article writers. Email evie@fcia.org.

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