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Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance & St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC and AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee present the Design Advantage Class taught by Jeff Hugo from NFSA. Specifically created for code officials, architects, engineers, and contractors, this intense full day program will demonstrate how to use the current International Building Code [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

Two Classes This Week in March

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance is presenting two classes this week at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center in St. Louis, Thursday will be Advanced Hydraulics and Friday will be Seismic Protection for Sprinkler Systems. Both classes are being taught by John Corso with NFSA and each class is $50.

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Two Classes This Week in March

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

A north St. Louis apartment's seventh floor was heavily damaged by fire overnight.  St. Louis Firefighters responded to the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid just before 12:30 AM Thursday, December 2, 2018. Thanks to the fire sprinkler system, the fire was contained to one unit and was mostly extinguished when fire crews arrived. Everyone [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Fire Marshal Jason McIntosh provided this story: On the evening of 11/17/18, crews responded for the report of an apartment fire.  Upon arrival, fire crews entered the apartment and found that the fire had been extinguished prior to arrival by one sidewall sprinkler located in the kitchen of the apartment.  While overhaul and ventilation were [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Jefferson County Fire Marshals Meeting

The Jefferson County Fire Marshals meeting was held  at the High Ridge Engine House on High Ridge Boulevard on December 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  A Holiday luncheon was provided. State Fire Marshal, Tim Bean, was the guest speaker for the meeting.

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Officials, Education|Comments Off on Jefferson County Fire Marshals Meeting

Metro Fire Marshals Meeting

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals held their monthly meeting at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 in St. Louis at 10:00 AM on December 12, 2018.  The Sprinkler Fitters provided a one-hour training class, Fire Sprinkler Inspections: A Look Behind the Scenes.  CEU's for the Missouri State Fire Inspectors were available for this class. The annual Election [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Officials, Education|Comments Off on Metro Fire Marshals Meeting

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis

The sprinkler save was at a Warehouse on North Broadway that is occupied by a CSI, a Concrete Contractor. Approximately 5:30 Am on Monday morning. October 29, 2018,  a fire broke out in a storage area, specifically a rack, and the employees spotted it right away. It may have been some combustible or flammable liquids [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Code Officials, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis

O’Fallon, MO Safety Day

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration at  the Safety Day for the O'Fallon, MO Fire Protection District Sunday October 7, 2018.

By | October 11th, 2018|Code Officials, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Kids, Public Interest|Comments Off on O’Fallon, MO Safety Day

Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration at the Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally in Herculaneum, MO on Saturday September 29, 2018.  

By | October 11th, 2018|Code Officials, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Kids, Public Interest|Comments Off on Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally

St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance and NFSA at the SFPE Golf Tournament

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance and NFSA both sponsored teams in the Society of Fire Protection Engineers Golf Tournament on September 20, 2018.  The event was held at The Falls Golf Club in O'Fallon, MO.  The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance team consisted of Wally Miller, John LaVenture, Art Oestereich and Ron Chac and [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance and NFSA at the SFPE Golf Tournament