The purpose of fire sprinkler fitters is to install, inspect, repair, and maintain fire suppression life safety systems to protect building occupants as well as first responders in the event of catastrophic fires. According to FEMA, a fire can become deadly in two minutes and envelop an entire house in five
The importance of these professionals cannot be overstated, nor can the need for sprinkler fitters to have the academic and on-the-job training necessary to minimize the chances that a fire sprinkler system will fail during a crisis. Without question, an unqualified fire sprinkler fitter could be responsible for a disastrous outcome and even loss of life from fire, smoke, and toxic fumes
Sprinkler fitters must have a careful eye for detail. Sprinkler systems can be huge and complex affairs, and attention to detail is crucial. A sprinkler fitter needs to be well versed in a host of skills including
- Pipe fitting
- Reading blueprints
- Knowledge of fire prevention techniques
- Basic knowledge of the engineering required to install and update a system
- Knowledge of codes and standards
The need for qualified and certified sprinkler fitters is greater now than ever. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, sprinkler fitting is among the 9th fastest growing industries in the current job market
NITC STAR Fire Sprinkler Mastery certification ensures that candidates who successfully pass the rigorous testing can be assured that they are qualified individuals with proven mastery of their trade who have demonstrated their skill and experience in planning, blueprint reading, operations, installation, safety, repair, and servicing. All Star Mastery test candidates must have completed a UA training program (or equivalent) and have five years of experience in the trade.
NITC STAR Mastery makes sprinkler fitters more competitive in today’s job market, as this certification assures potential employers that these individuals are top quality, fully qualified professionals.
If you have the necessary training and experience, seriously consider amplifying your professional resume by testing for NITC’s Star Fire Sprinkler Mastery certification.