Firestopping Fundamentals is approved for NYS DOS CEU’s, AIA HSW & PDH. We offer this as either as a 1 hour or 2 hour educational seminar.

One of the reasons why Firestop Solutions, Inc. offers educational seminars is because as a specialty firestop contractor we have seen an alarming amount of incorrect or non-existent firestop systems in various building structures.  We want to educate professionals in the industry on how to identify improper material, avoid common firestop problems, how to read & request engineering judgements and more. Together we can ensure that the buildings in our communities are 100% safe for our occupants.

Firestop Solutions, Inc. has undergone a thorough audit and evaluation process and has met strict standards to become a UL Qualified Firestop Contractor.  We were also the first in the country to become Factory Mutual 4991 accredited.

Besides the risk of injury, casualties and loss of revenue, liability is a top concern.  Firestop Solutions, Inc. is committed to meeting the strictest standards, addressing not only the issues of life safety and property preservation, but potential liability, as well.

"Firestop is Only as Good as its Installation"

We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding firestop systems and code requirements. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Firestopping Fundamentals Outline

  1. The Role of Compartmentation in Fire Protection
  1. A How Compartmentation Works to Contain a Fire
  1. Containment with Fire Rated Barriers
  2. Importance of Containment
  1. When Fire Rated Barriers Are Compromised
  1. The Risks and Dangers
  2. Restoring the Integrity of Fire Rated Barriers
  1. Avoiding Potential Liability
  1. Code Requirements
  2. The Proper Installation of Firestop:  How to Tell If It’s Done Correctly
  1. Penetrations
  1. Metallic
  2. Combustible
  3. Ducts and Dampers
  1. Construction Joints
  1. Using the Correct Products
  1. Testing Standards
  2. UL Classified Listings and Definitions
  3. Engineering Judgments
  1. Common Firestop Problems
  1. Improper Selection and Use of Firestop Products
  2. Subcontractors Inexperienced in Firestopping
  3. Exposure to Liability
  4. Challenges of AHJ Inspection 
  1. Ensuring Quality
  1. Installation:  FM4991 – UL Contractor Approval
  2. Inspection:  ASTME 2174/2393
  3. Maintenance:     International Fire Code
  4. Architectural Specifications


1 - NEW - NYC Fire Code requires all building owners to maintain the integrity of fire barriers and repair/restore when damaged.

2 - 3 Elements of Fire Protection include: Detection, Suppression &

3 - Codes require that Firestop must be:  UL tested & rated, designed for that particular application & installed as tested according to a UL design.

2010 Educational Seminars

January 11, 2010 – School Construction Authority – 2 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals
Location: 30-30 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

January 14, 2010 – New York Presbyterian Hospital – CUMC – 2 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

January 27, 2010 – StructureTone 1050 Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

January 28, 2010 – National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) – 422 Weaver Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, NY 11359 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

February 5, 2010 – N.Y.S. .O.G.S. , Design & Construction Group - Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12242 2 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

February 9, 2010 – Studio 5 Partnership, Architects/Planners 65 Harristown Rd., Glen Rock, NJ 07452 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

March 17, 2010 – Building Officials Association of Suffolk County (BOASC) 255 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, NY 11757 2 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

April 28, 2010 – Long Island Building & Facility Maintenance Show – David S. Mack Expo Center at Hofstra University 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

May 19, 2010 – SBLM Architects – 151 West 26th St., NY, NY 10001 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals

June 29, 2010 – Kaplan Gaunt Architects 241 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, NJ, 07701 1 Hour Firestopping Fundamentals