Welcome to Local 696 Sprinkler Fitters -
At the United Association of Sprinkler
Fitters, Local 696, we're responsible for protecting
businesses, schools, homes, and, more importantly, precious
lives, from the devastation of fire. It's no wonder we take
our jobs so seriously.
Too many cut corners by not installing reliable automatic
sprinkler systems. In the event of a fire, these shortcuts
can lead to immeasurable damage. Statistics show that
buildings with proper fire protection systems suffer
twenty-four percent less damage and fire loss than
According to the National Fire Protection Association, from
1983 to 1987, damage from hotel fires was seventy-eight
percent less in building with sprinkler systems than those
without. What's more, the water damage from automatic
sprinkler systems is considerably less than from a fire
department's hose stream because sprinkler systems require a
minimal amount of water to operate. Oftentimes, a fire is
brought under control by only three sprinkler heads,
sometimes even fewer.
With so much riding on the skills of our Sprinkler Fitters,
it is critical that our journeymen receive the best training
available. In addition to a rigorous apprenticeship program,
many UA Sprinkler Fitters choose to expand their skills by
voluntarily participating in advanced training programs.
Some even go on to become instructors through the United
Association International Instructor Training Program.
The members of Sprinkler Fitters Local 696 are committed to
providing quality installation, service and repair to the
piping and fixtures used in sprinkler systems. They know
that when human lives are at stake, there is no room for
error and there might not be a second chance to get it done
right. That's why the Sprinkler Fitters of Local 696 do the
job right, the first time, every time.