A north St. Louis apartment's seventh floor was heavily damaged by fire overnight. St. Louis Firefighters responded to the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid just before 12:30 AM Thursday, December 2, 2018. Thanks to the fire sprinkler system, the fire was contained to one unit and was mostly extinguished when fire crews arrived. Everyone [...]
Fire Marshal Jason McIntosh provided this story: On the evening of 11/17/18, crews responded for the report of an apartment fire. Upon arrival, fire crews entered the apartment and found that the fire had been extinguished prior to arrival by one sidewall sprinkler located in the kitchen of the apartment. While overhaul and ventilation were [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.