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Union Fire Sprinkler Fitters install all types of fire protection systems, including the layout and installation of underground fire mains. A Sprinkler Fitter is able to read blueprints and layout and install hangers and overhead piping in all types of buildings and all types of construction; including high-rises, warehouses, aircraft hangers, hotels, motels, and homes


Length60 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental, vision care
(for worker and dependants), pension after 12 months
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent
A copy of Military Discharge Form (DD_214)
if applicable
Physical requirementsMust be physically fi t.
Additional requirementsMust pass a drug test
Must have a valid drivers license
Must have reliable transportation
Must be physically able to perform
the work of the trade
Written or oral entry examsOral interview
Subjects studied by ApprenticesRelated Training Program, consisting of 19 courses
(213 lessons) a minimum of 12 lessons per quarter.
History of Fire Sprinklers
Blueprint Reading
Valves and Application
Safety & OSHA
Hydraulic Calculations
Dry Systems
Pre-action Systems
Wet Systems
NFPA Codes


Contact: Local 669/Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee 7050 Oakland Mills Rd #100, Columbia, MD 21046.

Applications: Applications for Apprenticeship can be obtained by writing to the address above.

How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.

Additional information: Local 669/Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee.