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Two Classes Taught at 268

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance presented two classes at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on February 21 and 22, 2017. National Fire Sprinkler Association's John Corso was in town to teach a class on Underground Piping and a class on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. Both classes were well attended by Fire Officials, sprinkler fitters, [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Classes Taught at 268

2016 Metro Fire Marshals Meeting

The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their monthly meeting at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 training Center in St. Louis December 14, 2016.  During the meeting elections were held for officers of the association.  Roger Herin was re-elected as President.  John LaVenture was re-elected as Vice-President, Marc Ulses was re-elected as Treasurer and Denis [...]

St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance Receives Award

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance received the Presidents Award from the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association at their December 8, 2016 Meeting.  Association President, Jeff DeLapp presented the award to John LaVenture at the meeting and thanked the Fire Sprinkler Alliance for all their work in providing training for their organization.

By | December 8th, 2016|Code Officials, Education, Public Interest|0 Comments

2015 IBC Means of Egress Class at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center

The AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee and the St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC presented the 2015 IBC Means of Egress Class November 15, 2016 at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center. Doug Thornburg, Vice-President of Education and Certification for the ICC was the presenter. Approximately 70 architects, building and fire officials [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Louis Area Sprinkler Contractors held 1st Chapter Meeting

The newly formed St. Louis Metro Area Chapter held it's first meeting November 4, 2016 at Bartolino's Osteria. The first order of business was election of officers. Andy Bill from Ahern Fire Protection was elected as President. Rich Boyer with Boyer Fire Protection was elected as Vice-President and Ed Musket with a Simplex  was elected [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Code Officials, Contractors|0 Comments

Antonia Fire Protection District 2016 Annual Open House

The Antonia Fire Protection District held their annual Open House October 8, 2016 at Station #2 at 6633 Moss Hollow Road. Activities included Antonia's Safe House, an Auto Extrication Demonstration, and informational booths including the St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance booth. 

NFSA Area Interest Meeting Held in St. Louis

Shane Ray, President of NFSA, was in town Tuesday August 23, 2016 for a meeting with St. Louis area sprinkler contractors.  Missouri's new NFSA State Coordinator, Randy Cole, called the meeting to get the contractors and suppliers together to discuss forming a local NFSA Chapter.  The chapter would include contractors, suppliers & manufacturers and AHJ's. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Code Officials, Contractors, Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Conference

There were over 80 attendees at the Fire Marshals Association of Missouri  Annual Conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort & Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks July 25 - 27, 2016.  Classes included the International Existing Building Code and Fire Code presented by Jeff Hugo from NFSA, NFPA's Remembering When Fire and Fall Prevention [...]

Fire Sprinkler Save at Peel Pizza

There was a successful fire sprinkler save at 1:15 pm today, April 3, 2016,  at Peel Pizza in O'Fallon, IL.  Someone started a fire in the dumpster outside the building. The fire went up the side of the building and entered the second floor. Fire sprinklers controlled the fire until the fire department arrived on [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Code Officials, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boles Fire Protection District Safety Day

The Boles Fire Protection District held their annual Safety Day at Station 3 on Highway M in Villa Ridge, Mo. April 2, 2016.  Demonstrations were conducted with Search & Rescue dogs and Auto Extrication.  Informational booths included St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance, MoDOT, Meramec EMS, Franklin County Health Department, DARE and CERT. Resuscitation devices for [...]