On June 8th 2018, at approx. 0330 hours fire crews were dispatched for a still alarm/commercial alarm sounding (2 truck and 1 B/C response) for water flow in Bridgeton, MO. The building was a single story-sprinklered commercial used for truck repair with several roll up entrance doors. Upon arrival, battalion chief noted heavy black smoke coming [...]
The 2018 Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI) was held at Normandie Golf Club on Friday May 18. St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance workers Wally Miller and John LaVenture were joined by Retired Creve Coeur Fire Marshal Art Oestereich and Ron Chac with SPIRE.
During the late afternoon of April 25, 2018 Fire Department Crews were sent to 723 South Laclede Station Road for a general fire alarm. This building is a 4 story nursing home and part of a large senior service complex. While en route crews were updated reporting heavy smoke on the third floor. Upon arrival, [...]
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. [...]
Kirkwood Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 225 Pullman Place Apt. #200. The call came in at 13:23:16. The resident was home at the time. Kirkwood Assistant Fire Chief Leo Meyer said, "There was a fire on a stove that was extending to the cabinets when the side wall sprinkler was [...]
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, there was a fire at the 14 story SLU Marquette Tower West located at 3530 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103. The fire originated in an electrical panel in a basement storage room. Two heads activated and put out the fire. STL City Fire Dept responded.
The city of Town & Country had a fire sprinkler save at Maryville University on Friday Jan. 19, 2018 at 23:08. The fire was at the Elm Apartments at Maryville University. Elm Apartments is a 15 unit apartment building. The fire was in a trash can in the bedroom. A smoke alarm sounded and notified [...]
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 [...]
Gateway Fire Protection responded to 5450 Brown Ave in the Union Seventy Complex in North St Louis. A boiler blew up at Balicor, which apparently recycles oil. Apparently, when the boiler blew, it pushed fire out into an area that had many chemicals. Four heads activated and put out the fire.
The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their monthly meeting at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Hall. Election of Officers was held. Roger Herin is President. John LaVenture is Vice-President, Denis Drozkowski is Secretary and Marc Ulses is Treasurer. The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did not have a Platinum Sprinkler Award this year but [...]