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Mark Esker Speaks at the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association

Mark Esker, with the Burns Recovered group spoke at the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association meeting October 10, 2019. The meeting was held at the Mapaville Fire Protection District. Mark spoke about how he was burned and how it affected his life.

By | October 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mark Esker Speaks at the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association

Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration at Rock Community Fire Protection District

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Association did a side-by-side burn demonstration on Saturday October 12, 2019 at the Open House at Rock Community Fire Protection District House 1. A good crowd was on hand to watch the performance of the fire sprinkler in the Sprinkler Protected room and saw the flashover in the unsprinklered room. [...]

By | October 12th, 2019|Demonstrations, Education, Events, Kids, Public Interest|Comments Off on Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration at Rock Community Fire Protection District

Mike Mahler Retires

41 Years of Service Mike Mahler, the Business Agent for Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 retired on August 30, 2019. He will be replaced by Bob Stuart. Mike was initiated into Local 268 on June 6, 1978. He became Business Manager in June of 1997. He received plaques from the Fire Sprinkler Alliance and from [...]

By | October 4th, 2019|Contractors, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on Mike Mahler Retires

Mark Esker speaks at the SCCACO Meeting

The St. Charles County Association of Code Officials (SCCACO) had Mark Esker with the Burns Recovered group speak at their meeting on October 2, 2019 at the St. Peters City Hall. Mark is a burn survivor. At the age of 18 he was burned over 70% of his body. He said the fire sprinkler system [...]

By | October 4th, 2019|Code Officials, Education, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mark Esker speaks at the SCCACO Meeting

Fire Sprinkler Demonstration at the Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration for the Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally on Saturday September 28, 2019. This year's Rally was dedicated to Pvt. Kieth Parker of the Crestwood Fire Department who passed away earlier this year. The Master of Ceremonies was Retired Assistant Fire Chief Glenn Nivens. Paul [...]

By | October 4th, 2019|Code Officials, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Kids, Public Interest|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Demonstration at the Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally

Fire Sprinkler Save in Rock Community Fire Protection District

On August 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm, we received a call for a fire alarm sounding at a medical office, 2194 Michigan Avenue, Arnold, MO. An update was given from dispatch stating they had fire alarms coming from Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant at 2198 Michigan Avenue. Upon the arrival of the first arriving engine company, [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in Rock Community Fire Protection District

2019 Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Conference

The Fire Marshals Association of Missouri, FMAM, conducted their 2019 annual conference at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks July 24-26, 2019. The format was changed this year to one classroom with multiple classes ranging from one hour to four hours. Classes included fireworks, Plan Review, NFPA 3 & 4, and Fire Sprinkler Issues. New [...]

By | July 27th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2019 Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Conference

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis Plastics Warehouse

With multiple fires in the building early Saturday morning June 15, 2019, St. Louis firefighters arrived at a plastics warehouse to discover that the fire sprinkler system was already helping them fight the fire. A total of five sprinklers discharged water onto the intentionally-set fires, located in several different areas of the 130,000 square foot [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis Plastics Warehouse

Fire Sprinkler Save at Friendship Village

Monarch Fire District was dispatched to an automatic fire alarm call at Friendship Village Chesterfield at approximately  12:01 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Upon arrival, crews were informed  buy maintenance personnel that there was a fire in a mechanical room involving tankless water heaters mounted on a wall. Approximately  100 residents were evacuated as fire [...]

By | June 20th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Friendship Village

2019 Burn Aid Golf Tournament in St. Louis

Members from Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268, the St. Louis Metro Area Chapter of NFSA and the St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance sponsored the Burn Aid Golf Tournament on Thursday June 13, 2019. The Burn Aid Golf Tournament was held at Emerald Greens Golf Course years ago. This year's tournament was held at the Landings [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2019 Burn Aid Golf Tournament in St. Louis