We'd like to formally congratulate our co-founder, Brian McAllister, for his recent achievement in obtaining his NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator credential. Brian has been investigating fires for several years and has taken numerous training classes to obtain his certification. The hard work and dedication of our leaders and team members is what makes FireTox an amazing company. We pride ourselves on developing talented and skilled professionals to lead our efforts in the fire investigation and fire protection engineering fields.
Compartmentation is a critical passive fire protection component. Without proper firestopping pf penetrations and joints, compartmentation can be ineffective in slowing the spread of a fire. In 2015, new requirements for inspection of firestopping were introduced in Chapter 17 of the International Building Code (IBC). Among other things, the IBC requires that firestopping be inspected in accordance with ASTM E2174- Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection of Installed Firestops and ASTM E2393- Standard Practice for On-Site Inspection of Installed Fire Resistive Joint Systems and Perimeter Fire Barriers. ASTM requires that inspectors witness the installation of a percentage of firestop systems or destructively test a percentage of the installed firestop systems. FireTox staff are trained to perform firestop special inspections, and we are proud to be recognized as a Premier Certificate holder by the International Firestop Council. If you have questions about your project, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.