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2017 SFPE Golf Outing

The St. Louis Society of Fire Protection Engineers held their 25th Annual Golf Tournament at The Falls Golf Course in St. Peters, MO. The Fire Sprinkler Alliance Team came in tied for second place !

By | September 28th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 SFPE Golf Outing

Design Advantage Class October 10, 2017

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance and the St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC And AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee are hosting the Design Advantage Class on October 10, 2017 from 8:00 to 4:00 at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center located at 1544 S. 3rd Street, St. Louis, MO 63104. This [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Design Advantage Class October 10, 2017

NFSA’s Bob Upson in Town for Metro Fire Marshal’s Meeting

Bob Upson, an engineer with NFSA, is coming into town to teach the Water Supplies class at the Metropolitan Fire Marshals September meeting Sept. 13, 2017 at 9:00. Bob is the Manager of Engineering Services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on NFSA’s Bob Upson in Town for Metro Fire Marshal’s Meeting

Student Housing Sprinkler Save at SIUE

A fire sprinkler save at an off-site student housing at SIUE occurred on September 5, 2017. The Enclave apartment building in Edwardsville, Illinois was sprinklered with a 13R System by Boyer Fire Protection several years ago and they provide the system maintenance.

By | September 6th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Student Housing Sprinkler Save at SIUE

13D Training by NFPA

Chad Duffy with NFPA came into town to teach a 3-hour 13D Class at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on Wednesday evening. The July 19 class was for Fire Officials, Contractors and Sprinkler Fitters. Approximately 60 people were on hand for Chad's presentation.

By | July 20th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on 13D Training by NFPA

Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Annual Conference

The annual conference for the Fire Marshals Association of Missouri was held at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks July 10 - 12, 2017. There were 84 attendees who enjoyed two and a half days of good training and education resulting in CEUs awarded by Missouri Division of Fire Safety and ICC Preferred [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Annual Conference

Firefighter Funeral Assistance Team Golf Outing

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association sent three golfers to participate in this year's Firefighter Funeral Assistance Team's Annual Golf Outing. The golf was held at Old Hickory Golf Club on June 26, 2017. Golfers Melodee Hinkle, Dave Bruns and John LaVenture played on this year's team.

By | July 17th, 2017|Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Firefighter Funeral Assistance Team Golf Outing

Shane Ray hosts Side-By-Side Burn at Potter

Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, was in St. Louis on May 23, 2017 for the Common Voices meeting. While he was here, he had the Fire Team USA bring in their burn trailer for a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration. Robertson Fire Protection District was on hand to put out the unsprinklered fire.

By | July 17th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shane Ray hosts Side-By-Side Burn at Potter

2017 MABOI Golf Outing

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance was proud to participate in this year's MABOI Golf Outing. The golf tournament was held at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville.

By | May 13th, 2017|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2017 MABOI Golf Outing

3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit

The 3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit was held March 22, 2017 at the Eureka FPD Training Center. Fire Chief Rick Ennis, the President of the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition welcomed approximately 40 guests to the Summit. There were presentations made by Chief Ennis, Randy Cole, NFSA, Jeff Hudson, NFPA, Paul Mercurio, Clayton FD, Dale [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit