A new inspector training program has been introduced by the International Firestop Council. Available to building inspectors and officials throughout the United States and Canada, the program provides an in-depth look at proper installation techniques and code enforcement of firestopping.

The free two-hour seminar focuses on the requirements, proper inspection, and enforcement needed for different firestop applications. Developed and presented by IFC's industry experts, the presentation enables inspectors and officials to accurately identify proper firestopping to ensure the current building codes are being met. This program has been approved by the AIA and participants can receive the association's continuing education credits.

IFC also offers half-day, full-day and other specialized seminars for fire fighters, architects, engineers and consultants on a variety of firestopping topics. These seminars are often incorporated into regularly scheduled building official meetings as part of their periodic training requirements.

To learn more or sign up for the program, call (877) 241-3769 or e-mail info@firestop.org. Literature and inspection manuals are available at www.firestop.org.