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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

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