Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local Union 550 is dedicated to the education and training of its members. We strive to stay abreast of the continual evolution of fire sprinkler systems and fire safety regulations. Our Journeymen and Apprentices are among the best trained in the world. Continuing Education classes are offered on a regular basis to our Journeymen to keep them abreast of changes and trends in the sprinkler industry through a telecommunications link to the United Association. In addition, our apprentices are given hands on training in our state of the art valve rooms, CAD instruction in our computer lab, as well as classroom instruction. This training assures that our contractors and end-users get the ‘best and the brightest’ to design, install and service a quality fire protection system. No matter how big or small the project, our members work safely, proudly, reliably and quickly ensuring that the fire protection system will operate correctly every time and that projects remain on-budget.