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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

Mercy Safety Fair

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance was invited to participate in this year's Safety Fair which was held May 10, 2019 at Mercy Hospital.  John LaVenture and Paul Richard manned the table from 10:00 to 2:00. Information about fire sprinklers was provided and giveaways were handed out.

By | June 7th, 2019|Education, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on Mercy Safety Fair

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

A fire sprinkler activated and prevented a catastrophic loss at the Pure Apartments in the 4100 block of Pure Street in St. Peters, Missouri, which is still under construction.  A faulty heating and air conditioning unit caught fire on Saturday March 30, 2019. Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) crews arrived on the scene and [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

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