Yearly Archives: 2014


Art Oestereich Receives Platinum Sprinkler Service Award

The Platinum Sprinkler Service Award was presented to Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich for his efforts in support of fire sprinklers. The award was given to Art at the December Meeting of the Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association.

By | December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NFSA – NFPA 13, 13-R, 13-D, 14 Updates

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance sponsored a NFPA 13, 13-R, 13-D, 14 Updates class at the Shrewsbury City Center on Wednesday November 5, 2014. John Corso, National Training Manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, presented the updates to the NFPA Sprinkler and Standpipe standards to Fire and Building Code officials, Designers and Contractors.

By | November 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NFSA Rough & Final Inspections of Fire Sprinkler Systems

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance sponsored the National Fire Sprinkler Association Rough & Final Inspections of Fire Sprinkler Systems class held November 4, 2014 at the Shrewsbury City Center. NFSA Regional Manager Chris Gaut was on hand to introduce NFSA Instructor John Corso who presented the class. Approximately forty Fire and Building Officials, Contractors [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sprinkler Save in Warehouse

In St. Louis, MO on  Saturday October 25, 2014, Fire Alarm dispatched a first alarm for a fire in a building at 812 South Vandeventer.  When companies arrived, they found that the sprinkler system had extinguished a fire involving a piece of machinery in a warehouse. Capt. Mike Corson StLFD

By | October 27th, 2014|Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments

Missouri Mules Golf Tournament Supports Local Charities

The Missouri Mules, an organization of St. Louis area firefighters, hosted their Second Annual Golf Tournament to raise money for charities.  A check for $1000 was presented to the Backstoppers, a local organization that provides assistance to the families of police, fire and EMS officers who die in the line of duty.  The Burns Recovered [...]

By | October 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sprinkler Save at the Renaissance Apartments

On Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm a First Alarm assignment was dispatched for a report of a fire in apt. 208 at the Renaissance Apartments at 3217 Martin Luther King Drive. St. Louis Fire Department Captain Mike Corson reported that one sprinkler head, located in the bathroom, extinguished a fire involving a bath towel [...]

By | August 4th, 2014|Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments

Fire Marshals Association of Missouri 2014 Annual Conference

The Fire Marshals Association of Missouri held it's Annual Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort & Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks July 28 - 30, 2014. Classes offered included Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Communications, 2012 IFC & IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions, Mechanical Code Requirements for Commercial Ventilation Systems, [...]

Fire Sprinkler Save at Washington University

The activation of a quick response sprinkler head prevented a major fire at the Psychology Building at Washington University on Tuesday July 15, 2014.   Two separate fires were set on two floors. Clayton Assistant Fire Chief Paul Mercurio said the fires were incendiary and are under investigation.  The structure is  3 stories, with a [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments

Staying Ahead of Fire Alarm Codes & Trends

Art Black, Carmel Fire Protection Associates, and Tom Presnak with UL provided information on updates to NFPA 72. The seminar was given at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center March 21, 2014.

By | March 20th, 2014|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Sprinkler Prevents Fire from Spreading at Auto Dealership

On February 28, 2014, at 2:41 PM a fire was reported at the Suntrup Ford dealership in Kirkwood.  The fire was on the exterior of the paint booth but extended to the interior of the paint booth through the ventilation system. The employees had started to fight the fire when the sprinkler activated inside the [...]

By | March 16th, 2014|Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments