Monthly Archives: March 2014


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

Sprinkler Save at Manufacturing Plant

A fire at the Clayton Corporation which manufactures valves and plastic parts on February 12, 2014 was under control in less than an hour thanks to the successful operation of the fire sprinkler system.  The fire was within a spray booth inside the Lab and Quality Control area where employees were testing foam. The fire [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments

Sprinkler Save in St. Louis Loft

2058 hrs, 2-24-14   St. Louis firefighters responded to the Metropolitan Lofts, 500 North Grand- Apt. 707. The occupant left a pot on the stove, then proceeded to the gym on the first-floor and worked-out.  The unattended pot caused a fire which activated one sprinkler head in the kitchen area. The 17’s were the first company on [...]

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

Loft Apartment Sprinkler Save

On February 21, 2014  at 2314 hrs, St. Louis firefighters responded to the Loft Apartments at 1023 Spruce, 3rd floor, for a kitchen fire extinguished by sprinkler system.

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

60 civilian fire fatalities last week

The Civilian Fire Fatality Notification for U.S. Fire Administration reported 60 civilian fire fatalities for the week of Feb. 23 - Mar. 1, 2014.  60 fatalities were reported by the news media last week. Twenty-two of the victims were over the age of 65 and seven were age 14 and under.  For more information from [...]

Sprinkler Save in Residential High-Rise

St. Louis firefighters responded to a 1st Alarm Fire in a High-Rise residential building at 4451 Forest Park on March 4, 2014 around 6:15a.m. On arrival of a residential  high-rise,  firefighters found that the sprinkler system in one apartment located on the 14th floor had activated onto a kitchen fire. The fire was out on arrival.  The [...]

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