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Strip Mall Fires – Ellisville, MO

March 19, 2018 - March 20, 2018


Strip Mall Fires

Hosted by Metro West Fire Department – Ellisville, MO

March 19 and 20, 2018

About the  program:  
Strip malls can be found in almost any community. Often these structures are used as commercial occupancies including but not limited to retail stores and offices. The occupancy can change resulting in changes in the fire load and the configuration of the floor plan.  Today most strip malls are built on a slab, some older versions can have a basement further complicating the issues when on fire. These structures today are often light weight construction. Fire can spread quickly especially if the structure has been compromised over the years.

The Lead Instructor Michael Prete, Assistant Chief Montgomery Co. (MD) Fire-Rescue, (ret.)

Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With  over 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight for 1100 full time personnel.  He served as a Safety Officer at the Pentagon site following the 9/11 attack. With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and  Anne Arundel Community College. He currently is a lead instructor for Task Force 1, Inc.

For additional information  contact: Chief  Deputy Chief, Operations & Training Ed Edward M. Beirne  (636) 821-5804


March 19, 2018
March 20, 2018
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Metro West Fire Protection District


Metro West Fire Protection District
16060 Clayton Road
Ellisville, MO 63011 United States
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