Sprinkler Fitters

What Do Sprinkler Fitters Do?

Sprinkler fitters perform life-saving work by ensuring that structures are equipped with a water or chemical system to suppress a fire. They install new systems and repair, maintain, and test older systems.

In many older structures, fire suppression systems were not required. As fire and building codes now increasingly require the installation and maintenance of fire suppression systems, there is an ever-growing need for more sprinkler fitters.

Sprinkler fitters are also in charge of performing National Fire Protection Association inspections to ensure systems are functioning properly.


United Association Sprinkler Fitters Training

The MSPTA tradesmen and tradeswomen who work as sprinkler fitters are required to complete the five-year United Association registered apprenticeship program.

As apprentices, aspiring sprinkler fitters have the opportunity to earn money while they learn. During classroom and on-the-job training, apprentice sprinkler fitters will earn a livable wage and great benefits. The majority of an apprentice’s training will occur on real job sites as they learn from highly skilled and experienced journeymen sprinkler fitters.

With the combination of work experience and classroom instruction at UA training centers, apprentices will become well-rounded sprinkler fitters. All UA training center classes are taught by accredited instructors, ensuring that all apprentices become highly skilled, trained, and certified journeymen sprinkler fitters.

While apprentices, sprinkler fitters earn the necessary certifications to install certain systems and work in specific settings. We support journeymen sprinkler fitters in receiving continued education to maintain or expand their certifications and stay up to date with the industry’s latest technological advancements.


Become a Union Sprinkler Fitter

If you want to become a part of the growing number of highly trained sprinkler fitters installing fire suppression systems on new construction and retrofitting older structures, start with the Mountain States Pipe Trades Association for the training you need to succeed.

Join the MSPTA Today

If you are already a sprinkler fitter, you should consider joining the MSPTA to get the wages and benefits you deserve.

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