FCIA Las Vegas Meeting Info
FCIA Board Meeting
FM DRI info
FCIA Member Website Listings
FCIA Education and Committee Action
Conference (ECA) - April 30, May 1 & 2 - (Embassy
Suites Hotel, 4315 Swenson St. Las Vegas, NV - Across from
Hard Rock Casino, 5 blocks from "Casino Row") is
the site for this spring's FCIA Meeting. Call 702.795.2800
for reservations, under FCIA or Firestop Contractors International
Association. The FAXBACK registration form will be on the
website for you to reserve your seat next week, with a full
detailed agenda. Cost of the seminar is $345 for Members,
$495 for non members. Golf- $120, club rental- $25.
FCIA ECA has both Educational Seminars and Committee Meetings!
- Wednesday - April 30, 2003 - AM DRI Testing, PM
FCIA General Session, Committee Meetings.
- Thursday - May 1, 2003 - FCIA Seminars - AFSCC
Fire Modeling Study, Fire Barrier Definitions, Education
Facility Tour , FCIA Banquet
- Friday - May 2, 2003 - FCIA Industry Seminars on
Active and Passive Fire & Life Safety Protection, FCIA
FCIA Board of Directors Meeting
- "Board Flash" - The FCIA Board met in Orlando
Florida, January 15, 16 and 17, 2003. The FCIA Board of Directors
expressed an interest to get more FCIA Members involved in
Committee work, and involved in the association. Below are
The FCIA Board met with the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) committee about the proposed "ASME Standard
for Firestop Installers". Scott Rankin, (Pyro-Stop, LLC)
and Bill McHugh, (FCIA Executive Director) were appointed
to the committee by ASME to represent FCIA.
The FCIA Board decided to watch the Al Paul Lefton (APL)
PR Campaign develop over the next year, before financially
committing resources to the program. FCIA is still a relatively
new organization, with financial resources being used already
for other initiatives. APL presented their program in Nashville
Friday morning. We'll hear more about this as it develops.
The FCIA Board dedicated itself to research Firestop Education
programs available in the industry. Both the Technical Committee
and Education Committees have produced education material
for use by members.
Harley Ridin' Roger McKenzie (McKenzie Insulation) and Ray
Usher (SUPERL, Inc.) rode their way around Orlando on Harley
Davidson Motorcycles after the board meeting. Who said FCIA
Board of Directors meetings have to be all work and no play!!
FCIA Committees in Action - During January and early
February, the Technical & Program Committees met via teleconference.
The Technical Committee is planning a meeting in the Florida
Keys Feb. 27 - March 2. Get involved in a committee by contacting
the chair. Visit www.fcia.org/committees.php for contact info.
FM 4991 DRI CEU Units - Visit www.fcia.org
for DRI CEU reporting forms and requirements to maintain your
DRI status. Remember, if you are an FM 4991 Approved Contractor
DRI, you need to have at least 6 CEU's per 3 year period to
keep the DRI Current. Secondly, you'll need to pass the DRI
Test again around your anniversary date. The DRI Exam will
be offered in Las Vegas at the FCIA Education and Committee
Action Conference, and November 5 - 7, 2003 - the "Firestop
" Info@fcia.org " - The FCIA Board and Staff
Team uses the firstname.lastname@example.org email address as a tool for to
follow up on new member inquiries. Emails to email@example.com
are forwarded to the FCIA office and the FCIA Board of Directors.
Board members and FCIA Staff make prospective members feel
welcome through a personal contact after receiving an inquiry.
If you want to send a message to the FCIA Board to express
your views, feel free to use firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Communication to / from the board is important. FCIA is a
member based association.
FCIA Website Member Listings ( www.fcia.org
) - With over 700 views per month to the member listings,
FCIA encourages putting your best foot forward. Architects,
Code Officials, Fire Marshals, General Contractors and suppliers
all visit the FCIA Website Member Pages for information about
FCIA Member Contractors. Listed below are guidelines for your
listing approved recently by the FCIA Board of Directors:
FCIA Members can send one normal page (of a word document
for example) with simple formatting such as:
- paragraph breaks - bold/italic font - bullet lists - indents
- FCIA Members submit a page of HTML coding with all the
"fancy trimmings". All references, links, images
need to reside elsewhere on another server for FCIA to link.
As always, FCIA reserves the right to edit the text, if
FCIA Research Questions - What can you offer to help
FCIA get better and grow it's membership? What do you need
from FCIA? What seminars would you like to see at FCIA Conferences?
Please reply to this message to submit your views. We'll share
Bill McHugh, FCIA Executive Director
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