• 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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UA Local 853 Training Centre


What's New

  Upgrade Courses and COVID-19

The spring run of upgrade courses will run at the discretion of the Director of Training due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Some courses may be able to run online, while o…

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  COVID-19 Directives - Ministry of Health and Wellness

How to protect yourself Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.  There is …

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  Skills Competitions Cancelled 2020

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the following skills competitions have been cancelled: Skills Ontario (Toronto) Skills Canada (Vancouver) U.A. National Competition (M…

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  Important news regarding Working at Heights Training

Effective March 27, 2020, O. Reg. 297/13 is amended by O. Reg. 96/20<https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r20096> to temporarily extend the validity period of Working at He…

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Upcoming Courses

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 8, 2020 Sat. May 9, 2020 1 Toronto
Fri. May 8, 2020 Sat. May 9, 2020 1 Ottawa

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 29, 2020 Fri. May 29, 2020 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 12, 2020 Fri. Jun 12, 2020 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. Jun 19, 2020 Fri. Jun 19, 2020 1 Ottawa
Fri. Jun 19, 2020 Fri. Jun 19, 2020 1 Kitchener Waterloo

NFPA 14 Standpipe Systems 2019

  • Course Code: 14-16
  • Description: This (1) day course will review the requirements of NFPA 14 2019and promote navigation and understanding of the requirements of this NFPA standard. Discussions will also focus on the additional requirements of Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code and OHSA Regulations for Construction Projects. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 18
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri. Jun 5, 2020 Fri. Jun 5, 2020 1 Toronto
Fri. Jun 5, 2020 Fri. Jun 5, 2020 1 Ottawa
Fri. Jun 5, 2020 Fri. Jun 5, 2020 1 Kitchener Waterloo

Water-Based Foam Systems

  • Course Code: FOAM
  • Description: This (2) day course will provide instruction and hands on demonstration of the generation, characteristics, proportioning, design, and testing of foam systems and foam samples. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 9
  • Usual Hours: 16.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Fri. Apr 17, 2020 Fri. Apr 17, 2020 1 Toronto

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.