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 [...]
>The National Fire Sprinkler Association held their annual Staff Meeting in Baltimore, MD this year November 12-14, 2017. NFSA has completed it's move of their headquarters to Baltimore and held it's staff meeting at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. NFSA President, Shane Ray, opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all that attended. [...]
A fire sprinkler save at an off-site student housing at SIUE occurred on September 5, 2017. The Enclave apartment building in Edwardsville, Illinois was sprinklered with a 13R System by Boyer Fire Protection several years ago and they provide the system maintenance.
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 [...]
The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association sent three golfers to participate in this year's Firefighter Funeral Assistance Team's Annual Golf Outing. The golf was held at Old Hickory Golf Club on June 26, 2017. Golfers Melodee Hinkle, Dave Bruns and John LaVenture played on this year's team.
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.