IFC is a not-for-profit association of firestop manufacturers, distributors, inspectors, and users of fire protective materials and systems.
We invite you to join with us and play an active role in promoting life safety issues. Contact us at email@example.com to learn how you and your organization can become a member of the IFC, or download the membership application form:
IFC has retained a code consultant to monitor proposed code changes and represent the interests of the passive fire protection community before the model code groups.
IFC meets at least three times per year to examine opportunities to effect code changes and provide direction to the code consultant. Between meetings, IFC communicates with members on a regular basis on the status of pending code issues and solicits input on IFC positions.
IFC regularly invites representatives from the model code groups and test laboratories to attend IFC meetings to address mutual issues of interest and concern. These regular meetings provide invaluable insights into the code development process and are a valuable communication bridge with the model code groups.
All IFC activities are closely monitored by IFC legal counsel to guard against any unintended antitrust or other legal problems.
IFC supports a contractor network, which, through IFC mailings and meetings is kept informed about important industry issues.
IFC provides speakers and is regularly represented at code and construction professionals conferences and seminars.
There are two types of members: Voting and Associate
Voting members must be a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that manufactures, or sells under its own label, materials, systems, or devices for fire containment or passive fire protection use. Firestop inspectors and consultants are also voting members.
IFC Voting Members are welcome to send one person per year at no charge to an IFC special inspection seminar, ICC course 16578 (0.7 CEUs). You also receive rights to post the IFC logo on your website and your logo on ours.
Associate membership is open to anyone that does not qualify as a voting member.
IFC members regularly present to Authorities Having Jurisdictions (AHJ) on the importance of proper firestop inspection. All members are welcome to volunteer to present these seminars with another IFC member in a generic manner on behalf of the IFC.
The IFC is an ICC Preferred Provider, conducting seminars of various lengths to inspectors across the United States every year. Learn more about our seminars HERE.
Details and requirements are included in the IFC Bylaws.