• UA Local 853
    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre
  • 60 Performance Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 0G6
  • 905-477-6022 | 1-800-387-7085 (Toll Free)

UA Local 853 Sprinkler and Fire Protection Trade Centre Website

UA Local 853 Training Centre

In Ontario, UA Local 853 is the only Training Delivery Agent (TDA) for sprinkler fitters designed by the MLTSD (Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development). 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

Upcoming Courses

Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems

  • Course Code: CO2
  • Description: This (1/2) day course will cover the use, operation, installation, design and ITM requirements of carbon dioxide extinguishing systems according to NFPA 12. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 9
  • Usual Hours: 4.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Sun. Jun 2, 2024 Sun. Jun 2, 2024 1 Toronto

Dry and Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems

  • Course Code: CHEM
  • Description: This (1) day course will cover the use, operation, installation, design and ITM requirements of dry and wet chemical extinguishing systems according to NFPA 17 and 17A. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 9
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Sat. Jun 1, 2024 Sat. Jun 1, 2024 1 Toronto

Fire Pump Packing Service

  • 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 are recommended to have completed Fire Pump 2. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 8
  • Usual Hours: 4.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Sat. Jun 22, 2024 Sat. Jun 22, 2024 1 Toronto
Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Sun. Jun 23, 2024 1 Toronto

Inspection & Testing of Fire Pumps

  • 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 are recommended to have completed Fire Pump 1. Available to Journeypersons Maximum Participants = 12
  • Usual Hours: 8.00 hr
Starts On Ends On Classes Location
Sat. Jun 8, 2024 Sat. Jun 8, 2024 1 Kingston
Sat. Jun 8, 2024 Sat. Jun 8, 2024 1 Toronto
Sun. Jun 9, 2024 Sun. Jun 9, 2024 1 Kingston
Sun. Jun 9, 2024 Sun. Jun 9, 2024 1 Toronto
Sat. Jun 22, 2024 Sat. Jun 22, 2024 1 Kingston
Sun. Jun 23, 2024 Sun. Jun 23, 2024 1 Kingston

Introduction to Fire Pumps

  • 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 24, 2024 Sat. May 25, 2024 2 Kingston
Fri. Jun 7, 2024 Sat. Jun 8, 2024 2 Windsor

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 14, 2024 Fri. Jun 14, 2024 1 Online Class

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.