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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

2015 Platinum Fire Sprinkler Service Award Presented to Chief Ennis

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 [...]

First Annual Missouri Fire Sprinkler Summit

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 [...]

Fire Marshals Association of Missouri 2014 Annual Conference

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, [...]

Staying Ahead of Fire Alarm Codes & Trends

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.

By | March 20th, 2014|Code Issues, Code Officials, Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

60 civilian fire fatalities last week

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 [...]