FCIA Members: Did you hear about the new FCIA initiative announced during Virtual ECA ’20? “If everyone at FCIA educates someone about what firestopping and effective compartmentation is – and the importance of our industry – we’ll make a difference in the demand for safe buildings delivered by FCIA Members,” said FCIA Board President Ben […]


Register today for ‘The FM 4991 Approval Process for Firestop Contractors’, presented by Joseph Nunes (FM Approvals), the June session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Tuesday, June 23Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today


Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Firestop Special Inspection Agencies: Looking for info on the FCIA Professional Liability Insurance program (through the Norman Spencer Insurance Company)? Find the information under the Resources tab. Learn more


Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘FCIA & COVID-19: Information for Contractors’ with the attorneys of Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel, PC. The session covered a wealth of information, including the Families First Coronavirus Act, contract issues, economic assistance available for contractors, and so much more. Check it out today!


Containing hot gasses, smoke, and fire to the point of origin is a key component in life safety. For a list of Specialty Firestop Installation Contractors and Barrier Management Service Providers near you, check the FCIA Member Lists!


With many states in the US starting to ‘open up’, there are still many questions surrounding employer and employee responsibility, best practices for reducing exposure, social distancing, and more. Check out the guidelines from the USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the USA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Consult local resources, rules, and […]


Effective compartmentation and passive fire protection create havens of safety, egress passages, and so much more.  These systems need to be maintained like any other building system to be effective and to protect as designed. Find a Barrier Management Services Provider near you


Due to travel restrictions still in place and continued concern due to the global coronavirus outbreak, FCIA events in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE have been postponed again. FCIA made the decision to postpone the events a second time to keep FCIA members, delegate attendees, and staff safe during the pandemic. Stay tuned to FCIA.org […]


Effective compartmentation starts with a fire-resistance-rated assembly – possibly built from gypsum wallboard. Properly patching fire-resistance-rated gypsum wallboard maintains fire-resistance. Check out the Gypsum Association’s new video for patching fire-resistance-rated assemblies protected with gypsum wallboard. https://lnkd.in/egBU8ns


FCIA and Life Safety Digest are proud to partner with CONSTRUCT again this September 30-October 2 in Grapevine, TX. Be sure to stop by the FCIA booth and pick-up your copy of Life Safety Digest! Learn more


FCIA Committee meetings started today. Can’t wait to see all the good work FCIA Committee members collaborate on in the next few weeks! Thank you to all the FCIA Members who volunteer their time and talents serving on FCIA Committees. Want to get involved? Inquire today!


The first-ever Virtual ECA ’20 wrapped today, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Every session was phenomenal, and the interaction with attendees was inspiring. Thanks to Bill Koffel, Doug Erickson, and Kelly Mason for their presentations today. FCIA Members, check them out in the Members Only section!


Mark Day 3 of Virtual ECA ’20 in the books! Thanks to all who participated and attended to make today another successful session. Thanks to Rich Walke (FCIA) and Samantha Peterson (3M) for their dynamic presentations today. Both brought great interaction and feedback from attendees. FCIA Members: Find today’s presentations in the Members Only section. […]


Another stellar day for Virtual ECA ’20, the Virtual FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference! Thanks to all who attended. Thanks to all who presented. Tune in for Day 3 tomorrow (Thursday, April 23) at 10:00 am CDT! Register Now FCIA Members: Find today’s sessions in the Members Only section.


Thanks to the FCIA Members who attended the first day of the Virtual ECA ’20! Attendance was stellar. Sessions were phenomenal. Can’t wait to see what Day 2 brings! Missed it? That’s ok. FCIA Members can check out the presentations in the Members Only section. Plus, there’s still three days left! Register once. Attend one, […]


Virtual ECA ’20 starts today! Four days (April 21-24) filled with various one-hour webinar sessions all focused on firestop and industry education. It’s open to FCIA Members and their employees and is totally free to attend! Register once. Attend one, two, three, or four days. Register Now!


Check out this fantastic resource regarding each state’s position on the continuation or suspension of construction during COVID-19. Thank you to Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel PC for putting out such great info. Read it online


Yesterday, the Department of Labor issued a notice poster for employers to display pursuant to the new paid sick leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Learn More


Register today for ‘Fire Barrier Management & UL: The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, the MACC Program, & Firestop Special Inspection’ with UL’s Ruben Sandoval, Jr., the April session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, April 29Time: 10:00 am CDT Register Today!


Thank you to all who attended today’s webinar, ‘Fire Codes, Building Codes, and Building Barrier Management – Firestops and More’. Missed it? Find the presentation online here. Be sure to tune in for next month’s session, ‘Firestop and UL: The UL-ULC Qualified Firestop Contractor Program, the Master Certificate of Compliance, and Firestop Special Inspection’, with […]


Thanks to all the FCIA Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members who tuned in for today’s ‘FCIA Education for the Firestop Exams’ webinar. Although there were a few technical difficulties to get us started, the session was well-attended by Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Special Inspection Agency members looking to pursue third-party […]


Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, FCIA has received a few questions about the upcoming ECA ’20 event in Kansas City, MO. FCIA leadership and staff are watching the situation closely with keen eye for the health and welfare of FCIA’s attendees, staff, and speakers. Learn more


Because of travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus, the FCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting and FM & UL Firestop Exams in Dubai, UAE have been rescheduled to 7-9 June 2020. Learn more


Interested parties in the Middle East looking for firestop education and the FM & UL Firestop Exams can register to attend the rescheduled FCIA Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha this 2-4 June 2020 in Doha, Qatar. Learn More


The Barrier Management Symposium is a one- or two-day Symposium hosted around North America by ASHE regions and chapters, APPA chapters, ICC chapters, and others that features technical education from industry experts on the various elements of Barrier Management. But did you know you can also find the Barrier Management Symposium Video Series online? Check […]


This month, FCIA events and the FM & UL-ULC Firestop Exams scheduled in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE had to be postponed because of travel restrictions in place. Both events have been rescheduled to June. Learn more* If you were registered for the February dates, you do not need to re-register. FCIA Fire Code and […]


Due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions are now implemented, affecting FCIA events in Doha and Qatar. These events will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for more information on the new dates for theFCIA Fire Code and FSB ‘DIIM’ Symposium DohaandFCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting Dubai Our deepest apologies to […]


Five days left to register for FCIA’s Fire Code and Fire & Smoke Barrier ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha. Firestop education and the FM & UL Firestop Exams, heading to Doha, Qatar this 18-20 February. REGISTER TODAY


Register today for ‘Firestopping, System Design Listings, Properties, and More’, the February session in the FCIA Educational Webinar Series. When: Wednesday, Feb 12 Time: 10:00 am CSTREGISTER NOW


Registration is now open for ECA ’20, the FCIA Education & Committee Action Conference, heading to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, MO this May 11-14, 2020*. *Please note the dates for this event. ECA ’20 will be a Monday-Thursday pattern this year.


One Week left to register for ‘FCIA’s ‘DIIM’: Back to Basics’, the opening session in the FCIA Free Educational Webinar Series ’20. When: January 28, 2020Time: 10:00 am CSTREGISTER TODAY


FCIA  Specialty Firestop Installation Contractor and Barrier Management Services members know Firestopping and Barriers!  Find a FCIA Contractor Member Find a FCIA Barrier Management Services Member


Registration is Now Open for two FCIA events in the Middle East, as well as the FM & UL Firestop Exams! 18-20 February 2020FCIA Fire Code and FSB ‘DIIM’ Symposium Doha, Qatar 23-25 February 2020FCIA Fire Code and Firestop & Effective Compartmentation Membership Meeting Dubai, UAE


Thank you to all who attended ‘The FCIA Educational Webinar Series: A Year in Review’, the final session in the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series. Couldn’t make it?  That’s ok!  Find the recording here. Check out the 2020 schedule.


Registration is open for, ‘The FCIA Educational Webinar Series: A Year in Review’, the final series in the 2019 FCIA FREE Educational Webinar Series.When: Wednesday, Dec 18Time: 10:00 am CST REGISTER TODAY


Looking for future educational sessions on the firestop and effective compartmentation industry? Check out the 2020 FCIA Educational Webinar Series schedule for a list of upcoming program dates.


For the first time ever, get your FCIA swag ALL YEAR LONG! FCIA Branded Shirts, Pullovers, and Tumblers are the perfect Christmas gifts for your staff (and yourself). To receive by December 24, place your order by November 30. Order Today!


Golfers hit the links today in support of the FCIA Memorial Golf Tournament, funding the FCIA President’s Memorial Scholarship for Fire Protection Engineering students. Thanks to all who sponsored and all who participated!


FCIA Marketing Committee Chair, Ben Urcavich (Performance Firestop, Inc.), and Marketing Committee member Taylor Benay (Northeast Firestopping Solutions) represent FCIA at IFMA’s World Workplace in Phoenix, AZ.


Three weeks until FIC ’19 in Miami, FL. Contractor Members – make sure to cast your vote for the 2020 Board of Directors! And plan to attend the FCIA Member Contractor Only sessions! REGISTER TODAY


NOTICE – FCIA Voting Contractor and Special Inspection Agency Members – Elections for the FCIA Board of Directors are here! Every vote counts. Meet the candidates, and then submit your vote* today! MEET THE CANDIDATES! *One vote per Voting Member company.


The FCIA ‘DIIM’ Symposium opened today in Montreal, QC. 100+ in the room, and a lot of them AHJs! Thanks to all who presented and attended and are actively working to improve fire-and-life-safety in Canada! Find the Presentations here


FCIA heads to Montreal this week for the FCIA Firestop & Effective Compartmentation ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada. Thanks to the many Contractors, Special Inspection Agencies, AHJs and more who are registered. See you there!


Looking ahead to plan for FCIA events in 2020? Make sure to attend ECA ’20 in Kansas City, MO May 10-14, 2020. NOTE: Take special notice of the dates for ECA ’20. The event will begin on Monday, May 11 with the Education for the Firestop Exams sessions and will end on Thursday, May 14 […]


Only 2 weeks until FCIA heads to Montreal with our Firestop & Effective Compartmentation ‘DIIM’ Symposium Canada. Be there for critical firestop education specific to the construction industry in Canada.