The 2015 Platinum Fire Sprinkler Service Award was presented to Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Rick Ennis for his efforts in support of fire sprinklers. Chief Ennis is currently the Chairman of the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition and has long been an advocate for fire sprinklers. The award was presented at the Metropolitan Fire Marshals Meeting [...]
Rock Community Fire Marshal Jeff DeLapp was elected as the President of the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association replacing former High Ridge Fire Marshal Gene Robertson who moved to Garden City, Kansas to take the Fire Marshal position there. Antonia Fire Marshal Glen Nivens is Vice-President. Herculaneum Fire Official Dodie Graves is Secretary and Festus [...]
There was a sprinkler save June 25, 2015 at a Smoothie King in a strip shopping center located at 12599 Olive St. Rd. in Creve Coeur, MO. An electrical fixture in the bathroom ceiling caught fire and caught combustibles in the bathroom on fire. A 165 deg. fire sprinkler head fused and put the [...]
The Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition held their first annual Fire Sprinkler Summit at the Holiday Inn East in Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday March 10, 2015. Missouri is one of 22 states to have a Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Coalition Chairman, Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Rick Ennis, welcomed over 50 attendees to the inaugural summit and provided [...]
The Fire Marshals Association of Missouri held it's Annual Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort & Conference Center at the Lake of the Ozarks July 28 - 30, 2014. Classes offered included Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Communications, 2012 IFC & IBC Hazardous Materials Provisions, Mechanical Code Requirements for Commercial Ventilation Systems, [...]
Art Black, Carmel Fire Protection Associates, and Tom Presnak with UL provided information on updates to NFPA 72. The seminar was given at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center March 21, 2014.
The Civilian Fire Fatality Notification for U.S. Fire Administration reported 60 civilian fire fatalities for the week of Feb. 23 - Mar. 1, 2014. 60 fatalities were reported by the news media last week. Twenty-two of the victims were over the age of 65 and seven were age 14 and under. For more information from [...]