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 [...]
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.
St. Louis Firefighters responded for an apartment fire on March 30, 2016. Arriving firefighters found a fire in a second floor apartment which had been extinguished by the automatic sprinkler system. The occupants had been burning candles on the bed in the master bedroom.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]