Automatic Fire Sprinklerfitter Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Sprinklerfitter Do?

Sprinklerfitters install automatic fire sprinkler systems in new and existing buildings in all types of construction, mostly commercial, using valves, hangers, steel and plastic pipe. They lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Most work is at the ceiling level using ladders and lift platforms at heights ranging from 8-20 feet and in some cases up to 100 feet. The work is performed at varying degrees of height indoors between the roofs and ceilings of buildings or outside installing underground pipe work in a variety of weather conditions. Work requires physical stamina with considerable climbing, bending and carrying heavy pieces of pipe while working in elements ranging from hot boiler rooms to unheated open buildings. Apprentices receive safety training to improve manual dexterity in handling the tools of the trade without injury and to reduce the risk of injuries from falls. Traveling is required to various job sites.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Burt Harding
Mary Harrington
Kathy O'Sullivan
Milwaukee Area Sprinkler Fitting JAC W175 N5700 Technology Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Phone: (262) 252-0183
Fax: (262) 252-7183
Kay Haishuk

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Sprinklerfitter trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos211.htm 

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook