This page is designed to serve those individuals serving as firestop inspectors or code officials to give you access to information that can help you to identify, inspect, and enforce passive fire protection requirements.
Firestop Inspector | Fire and Building Code Officials
Representatives from the International Firestop Council are available to the media to serve as expert sources for stories on fire protection. IFC can also contribute unpublished, original case studies, white papers and byline articles.
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New Firestop Inspector Program!
3rd Party Inspection Education and Certificate Program!
The International Firestop Council introduces the first comprehensive Firestop Special Inspection education and certificate program.
-The 2012 International Building Code requires special inspection of firestopping for buildings over 75 feet in height, and category III and IV buildings.
Upon successful completion of the IFC training program participant will have competence and knowledge needed to be proficient in firestop special inspections.
For more information, go to firestop.org/inspection
Building officials should accept nothing less than special inspectors who have completed this program.
IBC 2012 3rd party firestop inspection is Mandatory Gain the expertise necessary through IFC certificated education
- Study materials accessible online at no charge*
- Self-paced learning
- Study at home, office, mobile
- Online exam
Recommended IFC EJ Guidelines – Air Ducts
Recommended IFC EJ Guidelines – Grease Ducts
IFC Guidelines for Evaluating Engineering Judgments – Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems
Yours, Mine or Ours — Who is Responsible for the Firestopping?
Inspection Guidelines for Through-Penetration and Joint Firestop Systems in Fire Resistance Rated Construction – 4th Edition
Saving Lives Through Passive Fire Protection
Maintaining Life Safety Effectiveness in the New Building Codes
How To Avoid Firestopping Liability
IFC Guidelines for Evaluating Engineering Judgments
Balancing Active and Passive Fire Protection Systems in the Building Codes
Top 12 Firestop Deficiencies (ASTM)
The Basics of Passive Fire Protection
Facility Alterations Can Affect Firestop Systems
Is the IBC Meeting its Intent? (FireEngineering.com)
Firestop Systems – by David J. Volk, P.E., “Canadian Consulting Engineer”
Firestopping & Fireblocking: What’s the Difference? – “PM Engineer”
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