Strike Support - (5/31/2017)
If any member would like to participate (compensated) in the strike, please report to the Union Hall 11900 South Laramie, Alsip or the following picket sites and report to the Picket Line Captain.
Jeff Kawczynski (708) 704-6928 USFP - 28427 N. Ballard Drive, Lake Forest
Bill Hincks (630) 254-8857 F.E. Moran - 2165 Shermer Road, North Brook
Bob Scott (773) 905-8072 Grinnell Fire Protection - 91 N. Mitchell Court, Addison
Ryan Scanlon (630) 728-3120 Cybor Fire Protection- 5123 Thatcher Road, Downers Grove
Dan Casey (773) 349-1925 Great Lakes - 4616-20 West Augusta Boulevard, Chicago
Bill Dowling (708) 932-2845 Hill Group - 11045 Gage Avenue, Franklin Park
Bill Massey (708) 941-3836 Valley Fire Protection - 101 North Raddant, Batavia
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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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