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Shane Ray hosts Side-By-Side Burn at Potter

Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, was in St. Louis on May 23, 2017 for the Common Voices meeting. While he was here, he had the Fire Team USA bring in their burn trailer for a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration. Robertson Fire Protection District was on hand to put out the unsprinklered fire.

By | July 17th, 2017|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Demonstrations, Education, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shane Ray hosts Side-By-Side Burn at Potter

2017 MABOI Golf Outing

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance was proud to participate in this year's MABOI Golf Outing. The golf tournament was held at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville.

By | May 13th, 2017|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2017 MABOI Golf Outing

3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit

The 3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit was held March 22, 2017 at the Eureka FPD Training Center. Fire Chief Rick Ennis, the President of the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition welcomed approximately 40 guests to the Summit. There were presentations made by Chief Ennis, Randy Cole, NFSA, Jeff Hudson, NFPA, Paul Mercurio, Clayton FD, Dale [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3rd Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit

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