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. [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.