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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 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

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

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