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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

Missouri Association of Building and Fire Officials Mega Conference 2018

The Missouri Association of Building and Fire Officials held their Mega Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks September 12-14, 2018.  The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor and to be the Bag Sponsor at this event.  Approximately 250 people attended the conference and there were 26 vendors.  [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Missouri Association of Building and Fire Officials Mega Conference 2018

Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration Scheduled

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance will be doing a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstrations this Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Caseyville Fire Department.    

By | September 20th, 2018|Code Officials, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Kids, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration Scheduled

Fire Sprinkler Save at Truck Repair Facility

On June 8th 2018, at approx. 0330 hours fire crews were dispatched for a still alarm/commercial alarm sounding (2 truck and 1 B/C response) for water flow in Bridgeton, MO.  The building was a single story-sprinklered commercial used for truck repair with several roll up entrance doors.  Upon arrival, battalion chief noted heavy black smoke coming [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Code Officials, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Truck Repair Facility

2018 MABOI Golf Tournament

The 2018 Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI) was held at Normandie Golf Club on Friday May 18.  St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance workers Wally Miller and John LaVenture were joined by Retired Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich and Ron Chac with SPIRE.

By | June 14th, 2018|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2018 MABOI Golf Tournament

Fire Sprinkler Save at Webster Groves Senior Living Center

During the late afternoon of April 25, 2018 Fire Department Crews were sent to 723 South Laclede Station Road for a general fire alarm. This building is a 4 story nursing home and part of a large senior service complex.  While en route crews were updated reporting heavy smoke on the third floor. Upon arrival, [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Code Officials, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Webster Groves Senior Living Center