Local 281 Loses a Great One, Bill Dalton - (2/14/2016)
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the loss of Bill Dalton. Bill was an officer from 1986 until 2013, holding many positions including a spot on the Apprentice Committee, Executive Board, Recording Secretary, and Vice-President. He was a well loved and respected apprentice instructor from 1996- 2007, and the Apprentice Coordinator until his retirement in 2011.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Norine. Bill was the loving father of Dennis and daughter-in-law, Carrie. and Maura and son-in-law, Brendan Winters; Proud Papa of Kevin, Nora, Clare, and Ryan Dalton; Patrick, Ella, Owen and Sara Winters.
Visitation will be at Curley Funeral Home, 6116 West 111th Street on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. from Curley Funeral home to St. Rene Church, 6949 West 63rd Place, Chicago. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Disable American Veterans Charitable Trust, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 would be appreciated.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Bill was a mentor to many, and he will not be forgotten.
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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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