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Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit Held March 23, 2018

The Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition held their 4th annual summit in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on March 23, 2018.  The Summit was held at the Drury Inn in Cape Girardeau.  Speakers included Bethany Westlake with the St. John's Mercy Burn Center in St. Louis County, Assistant Fire Chief J.P. Penet from the Belleville, IL FD, Dr. [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Code Officials, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit Held March 23, 2018

Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment

Kirkwood Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 225 Pullman Place Apt. #200.  The call came in at 13:23:16.  The resident was home at the time.  Kirkwood Assistant Fire Chief Leo Meyer said, "There was a fire on a stove that was extending to the cabinets when the side wall sprinkler was [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment

Fire Sprinkler Save at St. Louis University

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, there was a fire at the 14 story SLU Marquette Tower West located at 3530 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. The fire originated in an electrical panel in a basement storage room. Two heads activated and put out the fire.  STL City Fire Dept responded.

By | March 4th, 2018|Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at St. Louis University

Fire Sprinkler Save at Maryville University

The city of Town & Country had a fire sprinkler save at Maryville University on Friday Jan. 19, 2018 at 23:08.  The fire was at the Elm Apartments at Maryville University.  Elm Apartments is a 15 unit apartment building.  The fire was in a trash can in the bedroom.  A smoke alarm sounded and notified [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Events, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Maryville University

AIA Code Committee Holiday Party

The St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC and AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee held their first Holiday Party in a retirement home.  That's not to say that all the members are retired !  The event was held at the Willows in Chesterfield, Missouri.  It was mentioned at the December meeting that our group had [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AIA Code Committee Holiday Party

Fire Sprinkler Plan Review Class

An NFSA Fire Sprinkler Plan Review Class was held at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  The class was held on Wednesday and Thursday January 17 & 18, 2018.  The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association received a grant for this class from the State of Missouri Division of Fire Safety [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Plan Review Class

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis

Gateway Fire Protection responded to 5450 Brown Ave in the Union Seventy Complex in North St Louis. A boiler blew up at Balicor, which apparently recycles oil. Apparently, when the boiler blew, it pushed fire out into an area that had many chemicals. Four heads activated and put out the fire.

By | January 19th, 2018|Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis

2017 Metropolitan Fire Marshals Meeting

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their monthly meeting at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Hall. Election of Officers was held. Roger Herin is President. John LaVenture is Vice-President, Denis Drozkowski is Secretary and Marc Ulses is Treasurer. The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did not have a Platinum Sprinkler Award this year but [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2017 Metropolitan Fire Marshals Meeting

ICC 2015 IFC Essentials Class

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their annual ICC class at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center on November 29, 2017. The presentation was the 2015 ICC International Fire Code Essentials Update taught by John Swanson. John is the Deputy State Fire Marshal-School Inspector/Plans Examiner with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division. Approximately [...]

By | December 29th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education|Comments Off on ICC 2015 IFC Essentials Class

NFSA Annual Staff Meeting

>The National Fire Sprinkler Association held their annual Staff Meeting in Baltimore, MD this year November 12-14, 2017. NFSA has completed it's move of their headquarters to Baltimore and held it's staff meeting at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. NFSA President, Shane Ray, opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all that attended. [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NFSA Annual Staff Meeting