Annual Toy Drive and Gift Card Collection - (11/9/2015)
The Christmas Toy Drive for the children of unemployed members of Local 281 has been very successful in past years, and we have decided to collect again this year. We are looking for donations of toys and games from $15 to $25 for ages ranging from birth through 12 years old. Anyone that wishes to donate toys or games to the toy drive can bring their donations to the Union Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd, or drop them off at the Union Office on or before Friday, December 4, 2015.
We will once again use the money normally allocated for our Annual Christmas Party to purchase Jewel Gift Cards for our unemployed members. We would appreciate any donations of grocery store gift cards. Gift cards in $5, $10, or $20 denominations may be sent to the Union Office to be distributed to our unemployed members. We would like to receive the gift cards no later than Friday, December 4, 2015, so we may distribute them before the holidays.
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Welcome to Sprinkler Fitters Local 281
At the United Association of Sprinkler Fitters, Local 281, we are responsible for protecting businesses, schools, homes, and, more importantly, precious lives, from the devastation of fire. It is 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 unsprinkled properties.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 1983 to 1987, damage from hotel fires was seventy-eight percent less in buildings with sprinkler systems, than those without. 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 U.A. 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 281 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 is why the Sprinkler Fitters of Local 281 do the job right, the first time, every time.
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