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Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis Apartment Building

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.

By | March 7th, 2016|Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|0 Comments

Memorial Dedicated to Fire Chief Bill Fox

An antique Hose Wagon that was refurbished by members of the Shrewsbury Fire Department  was dedicated Sunday December 13, 2015.  Acting Fire Chief Ken Buss dedicated the memorial to the late Chief Fox and described the efforts to make this memorial possible.  Mayor Felicity Buckley thanked all those involved in the project and welcomed everyone [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|0 Comments

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 [...]

Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association Swears In New Officers

Rock Community Fire Marshal Jeff DeLapp was elected as the President of the Jefferson County Fire Marshals Association replacing former High Ridge Fire Marshal Gene Robertson who moved to Garden City, Kansas to take the Fire Marshal position there. Antonia Fire Marshal Glen Nivens is Vice-President.  Herculaneum Fire Official Dodie Graves is Secretary and Festus [...]

By | December 17th, 2015|Code Officials, Events, Public Interest|0 Comments

Sprinkler Save at Smoothie King

There was a sprinkler save June 25, 2015 at a Smoothie King in a strip shopping center located at 12599 Olive St. Rd. in Creve Coeur, MO.   An electrical fixture in the bathroom ceiling caught fire and caught combustibles in the bathroom on fire.  A 165 deg. fire sprinkler head fused and put the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]