Fire Sprinkler Fitter Apprenticeship

  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
Fire Sprinkler Apprenticeship ( 720 Clock Hours) | Part of the Architecture and Building Trades Subject

The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends.

There are no tuition or fees for the classroom-related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.

The work of a Fire Sprinkler Fitter consists of the phases of the installation of fire protection and fire control systems. Responsibilities include unloading and installing all piping and tubing apparatus and equipment such as: 

  • Overhead and underground water mains 
  • Fire hydrants and hydrant mains 
  • Hose houses 
  • Standpipes and hose connections with sprinkler and alarm systems 
  • Tanks and pumps connected thereto 

The technologies in this industry also include CO2, Cardox1 and smoke/fire detection systems, emulsifiers, fog and fog foam, and dry chemical systems. 

Program Requirements:

Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4-5
Apprenticeship Sponsor: ABC, LU 821
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry and Plant City

Apprentice programs are not open access.  The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
  • hold a valid driver license,
  • have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
  • be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade

For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact:

ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Nick Nowell, PMP, Director of Education and Safety
Phone: 813.879.8064
Fax: 813.876.1970
Email: apprenticeship@abcflgulf.org

or 

Local Union 821
Brian Tenn
Phone: 561.422.9821 ext.4
Email: bt821@msn.com

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