John LaVenture

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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

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|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