And play an active role in promoting life safety issues
The International Firestop Council is a not-for-profit association of firestop manufacturers, distributors, inspectors, and users of fire protective materials and systems.
Why Join the IFC?
Learn what is happening in the marketplace with regards to code development prior to it happening, allowing our members to plan strategies to drive future sales, develop new products and systems and foresee changes in the building code
We retain North America’s leading Codes and Standards Consultants, stay apprised of everything going on in the realm of code development and play a part in keeping firestop requirements embedded within the codes, preventing code changes that could have been damaging to the industry
Members become part of a contractor network- informed of important industry issues
Members are listed on the IFC website and receive rights to post the IFC logo on their website and elsewhere
To learn how you and your organization can become a member of the IFC, contact us at email@example.com or download the membership application form:
Voting membership-Class A: 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. Class A1: Any entity operating as a firestop inspection company. Voting members are eligible to hold office and participate in IFC activities subject to the by-laws of the Corporation.
Associate membership- Anyone that does not qualify as a voting member.
IFC Annual Meetings We meet three times per year to examine opportunities to effect code changes and provide direction to the code consultant. Between meetings, we communicate with members on a regular basis on the status of pending code issues and solicits input on IFC positions. The 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. Play a part in keeping firestop requirements embedded within the codes, preventing code changes that could have been damaging to the industry.
Codes and Standards Knowing what is happening in the marketplace with regards to code development prior to it happening allows our members to-
Plan your strategies around these developments to help drive future sales
Develop cutting edge new products and systems to meet the ever-changing building codes
Foresee changes in the building code that could negatively impact business allowing companies to pivot to where the growth is
Our organization retains North America’s leading Codes and Standards Consultants to stay apprised of what is going on in code development, represent the interests of our members and enhance fire safety. For almost 20 years, Mr. Tony Crimi, a registered professional engineer and specialist in Building & Fire Code related Codes and Standards throughout North America and Europe, has been working to advocate for our industry. Together with our Code Action Committee Chairs and members, Mr. Crimi has represented IFC in numerous forums, including the International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM, UL, ISO, and the National Building Code of Canada.
ICC Preferred Provider The IFC is an ICC Preferred Provider, conducting seminars of various lengths to special inspectors, jurisdictional inspectors and contractors across the United States every year. Learn more about our seminars HERE. Members are awarded one free admission per year to an IFC Special Inspection Seminar and have opportunities to present to AHJ’s over proper firestop inspection
AHJ Firestop Inspection Seminars 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.
IFC Special Inspection Seminars 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).
All International Firestop Council activities are closely monitored by IFC legal counsel to guard against any unintended antitrust or other legal problems. Details and requirements are included in the IFC Bylaws.