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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

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 [...]

Second Annual Home Fire Sprinkler Summit Held in Springfield, MO

The Second Annual Home Fire Sprinkler Summit was held March 23, 2016 at the Springfield, MO Police & Fire Training Center. Springfield Fire Chief David Hall and Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chairman, Cape Girardeau Fire Chief, Rick Ennis welcomed the crowd of 70 people to the Summit. Jessica Sexton, Missouri Sprinkler Coalition PIO, gave an [...]

Large Crowd at Metro Fire Marshals Training

117 people attended the NFSA Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 Seminar hosted by the Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association April 29, 2016 at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center.   Jason Webb and Art Black presented the class which was funded by a grant from the State of Missouri.  Vendor sponsors also helped support the class.  

Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich Retires

Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich Retired April 1, 2016.  Jason McIntosh will be assuming the duties as Fire Marshal. Enjoy your retirement  !

By | April 1st, 2016|Code Issues, Code Officials, Public Interest|0 Comments

Memorial Dedicated to Fire Chief Bill Fox

An antique Hose Wagon that was refurbished by members of the Shrewsbury Fire Department  was dedicated Sunday December 13, 2015.  Acting Fire Chief Ken Buss dedicated the memorial to the late Chief Fox and described the efforts to make this memorial possible.  Mayor Felicity Buckley thanked all those involved in the project and welcomed everyone [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|0 Comments

First Annual Bill Fox Award Presented to Art Oestereich

The St. Louis Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association presented it's first annual Bill Fox Award to Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich at the MFMA Meeting at the Sprinkler Fitter's Union Local 268 Training Center on December 9, 2015.  The Bill Fox Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the dedication and efforts to further Fire Prevention [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Code Officials, Education, Events, Public Interest|0 Comments