Sprinkler Fitters Local Union #542 is a member of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Sprinkler Fitters. Local 542 has over 200 members living within a 25-mile radius of Downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County as well as in several adjoining counties. The work of the sprinkler fitter consists of the installation and maintenance, repairs, adjustments, and corrections of all fire protection and fire control systems including the installation and testing of backflow devices. The work also includes the unloading, handling and installation of all piping or tubing, appurtenances, and related equipment, including both overhead and underground water mains, fire hydrants, and hydrant mains, all standpiping, underground piping, and control systems in connection with, or part of, automatic sprinkler systems for the prevention and control of fire, sprinkler tank heaters, air lines and thermal systems, as well as all connected tanks and pumps. Also included is work with CO-2 and Cardox systems, dry chemical systems, foam systems, core drilling, halogenized systems and alternatives such as FM 200 systems and all other fire protection systems, but excluding steam fire protection systems and standpipes not connected to automatic sprinkler systems.
AVAILABLE CERTIFICATIONS: OSHA 30, ASSE Certification in Backflow Prevention (Testing, Repair & Maintenance), Fire Pump Testing
COURSES: Job Safety & Health including OSHA 30, Related Mathematics, Soldering & Brazing for UA Journeymen & Apprentices, Rigging, Pipe, Fittings, Valves, Supports & Fasteners, National Fire Protection Association Codes, Backflow Prevention-Testing/Repair & Maintenance, Special Application Fire Protection Systems, Fire Pump Installation & Testing, Introduction to Automatic Sprinklers & System