• UA Local 853
    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre
  • 60 Shields Court, Markham, ON L3R 9T5
  • 905-477-6022 | 1-800-387-7085 (Toll Free)

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UA Local 853 Training Centre

In Ontario, UA Local 853 is the only Training Delivery Agent (TDA) for sprinkler fitters designed by the MTCU (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities). This TDA tracks sprinkler fitter apprentices registered with the government and offers them the opportunity to attend their trade school.

All registered Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer apprentices not registered with the Ontario Sprinkler Industry JTAC (i.e. non-union) can request their apprenticeship training school dates by submitting their request to register@ualocal853.org.

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Upcoming Courses

Commissioning & Testing

  • Course Code: COMM
  • Description: This (1) day course will review the requirements of testing and test reports/documentation upon completion of a water-based (sprinkler or standpipe) system installation. Discussions will also focus on testing equipment, methods and AHJ requirements. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 18
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 08:00 AM Fri, Jun 14, 2019 1 Toronto
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 08:01 AM Fri, Jun 14, 2019 1 Kitchener Waterloo
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 08:02 AM Fri, Jun 14, 2019 1 Ottawa

Fire Pump #1

  • Course Code: FP1
  • Description: This (2) day course is for the fitter with no or limited experience installing fire pumps. Areas to be covered include: fire pump theory, types of pumps and applications, basic hydraulic calculations, installation & acceptance test requirements and related codes. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 18
  • Usual Hours: 16.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, May 10, 2019 08:00 AM Sat, May 11, 2019 2 Toronto
Fri, May 10, 2019 08:01 AM Sat, May 11, 2019 2 Ottawa
Fri, Jun 21, 2019 08:00 AM Sat, Jun 22, 2019 2 London

Fire Pump #2

  • Course Code: FP2
  • Description: This (1) day course will focus on Fire Pump Inspection & Annual Testing. Areas that will be covered include: requirements for a proper fire pump inspection, procedures for annual testing, safe use of testing equipment, plotting test results, completing associated testing documents, in addition to basic trouble shooting. To complete this course all participants must successfully complete a written and practical evaluation and must have completed Fire Pump 1. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 12
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, May 31, 2019 08:00 AM Fri, May 31, 2019 1 Toronto
Sat, Jun 01, 2019 08:00 AM Sat, Jun 01, 2019 1 Toronto

Fire Pump #3

  • Course Code: FP3
  • Description: This (1/2) day course will cover a full tear down and rebuild of a fire pump. This will include repacking, lubricating, cleaning, and adjustment of a working fire pump. To complete this course all participants must have completed Fire Pump 2. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 8
  • Usual Hours: 4.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, Jun 07, 2019 11:00 AM Fri, Jun 07, 2019 1 Toronto

Introduction to Seismic

  • Course Code: SEISM
  • Description: This (1) day course will review the basics of seismic supports and requirements of NFPA 13. Types of supports/bracing will be reviewed as well as the installation requirements. Available to Journeypersons and Apprentices Maximum Participants = 18
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, May 31, 2019 08:00 AM Fri, May 31, 2019 1 Ottawa

NFPA 13 2019 Update

  • Course Code: 13-19
  • Description: This (1) day course will go through the various technical changes throughout the 2019 edition of NFPA 13. The participant will become familiar with these changes and will hear discussions on how it will impact the installation of future systems. Focus will be on information most relevant to those working in the sprinkler installation industry. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 18
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:00 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 Toronto
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:01 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 Ottawa
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:02 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 London
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:03 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 Kitchener Waterloo
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:04 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 Windsor
Fri, May 03, 2019 08:05 AM Fri, May 03, 2019 1 Kingston

Note: UA Local 853 Members please sign-in to view the course details and/or sign-up for one of the above courses.

Non-Members, please call the UA Local 853 office for more information about these upcoming courses.