Firestopping: Why You Should Care


Are you an ICT professional looking to take your skills to the next level? Do you want to ensure the safety and reliability of your network infrastructure? Look no further! Let’s Talk Cabling is proud to present our exclusive Firestop Class designed specifically for ICT professionals like you.

Why Firestop? It’s simple – fire safety is paramount in any building, and your network and other ICT cabling is no exception. Fire accidents can lead to devastating consequences causing irreversible damage to equipment, loss of critical data, and even endangering lives. You can even be held liable if you fail to install a firestop system correctly. By mastering firestopping techniques, you can mitigate these risks and safeguard your network’s integrity.

Here’s what you’ll gain by joining our Firestop Class:

1️⃣ Comprehensive Knowledge: Our expert instructor will guide you through the essentials of firestopping, covering the latest industry standards, codes, and regulations. You’ll learn how to

  • Identify difference between mechanical & non-mechanical firestops
  • Lean terms such as endothermic, intumescent, ablative, listed, auto-ignition point, annular space, and more
  • Advantages/disadvantages of putty, caulk, cementitious material, silicone foams, intumescent sheets/wrap strips
  • Select appropriate firestop materials
  • What to do if you can’t find an appropriate firestop, and
  • Understand the UL Numbering system
  • Installation tips

With this knowledge, you’ll be well-equipped to select and install the correct fire stop system and maintain compliance.

2️⃣ Practical Skills: Our hands-on training approach ensures that you acquire practical skills that can be immediately applied in real-world scenarios. From properly sealing penetrations in walls, floors, and ceilings to mastering fire-resistant cable management techniques, you’ll gain invaluable expertise in firestopping best practices (only offered in the face to face class).

3️⃣ Enhanced Professional Profile: Investing in your professional development sets you apart from the competition. By completing our Firestop Class, you’ll earn a prestigious certification that showcases your expertise in firestopping. This certification not only demonstrates your commitment to safety but also boosts your credibility among clients, employers, and colleagues. This course is recognized for one CEC by BICSI for credentialed professionals

4️⃣ Networking Opportunities: Let’s Talk Cabling is renowned for bringing together top-notch ICT professionals. By joining our Firestop Class, you’ll have the chance to network with industry experts, exchange valuable insights, and expand your professional circle, allowing you to forge new connections, foster collaborations, and open doors to exciting career opportunities.


Chuck Bowser is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of experience in the ICT industry and holds RCDD and BICSI TECH certifications. He has designed, installed, certified and managed projects for both small and large customers. His background also includes several years with the PGFD (Prince George’s County Fire Department), Chuck brings a unique perspective to his work.

Throughout his career, he has held certifications such as Fire Fighter 1, EMT-A, and Hazardous Material, showcasing his commitment to safety and emergency response. Chuck’s wealth of knowledge in both the ICT industry and fire safety enables him to deliver comprehensive and reliable solutions to his clients. With a professional and dedicated approach, Chuck Bowser is a trusted expert in his field, ensuring that networks are not only efficient but also protected in the face of potential hazards.


Don’t let your ICT cable and customers premise be vulnerable to fire risks! Secure your spot in our Firestop Class today and reap the rewards of a safer, more reliable network infrastructure. Limited seats are available, so don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity!

Ready to take the leap? Sign up now at Let’s Talk Cabling and embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a firestopping expert. Don’t delay – protect your network, secure your future!


You have several options to take this course:

Computer Based Course ( $ 24.99): Through our teachable platform you can watch this one hour training course at your convenience 24/7.  This fits the busy schedule for installers and designers, and managers. After watching the course you will need to take a short 10 question test. Upon completion a certificate will be emailed to you.

Virtual Based Course ($ 49.99): This class is taught through a virtual platform live with the instructor. You can ask questions directly while the class is being taught. This class is typically scheduled after 5pm EST or on Saturdays. That way their is minimal impact to your work day. This class can either be scheduled if you have a large group or sometimes is announced on on of our social media platforms.

Face to Face ( Negotiated Price): This option we come to you to teach. We can conduct this either at your facility or at a local hotel/conference center near you. Occasionally we offer this class in select areas. This is the only option where we conduct hands on as well.


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