SPRINKLER FITTER

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Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists in fire protection. They install, test, inspect, and maintain all types of fire suppression systems in residential and commercial buildings as well as heavy industrial plants.

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Inland Empire Fire Protection
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current, valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
  • Pass drug screen test and background check
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Inland Empire Fire Protection Inc. office to obtain application
  • Submit application along with copy of DD-214, driver’s license, and proof of education
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans with relevant training may qualify for direct entry into apprenticeship program
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on experience, training, and interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order 
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000-10,000 hours / 4-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at IEFP office and through online training
Wages
  • Start at 55% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 3-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program and passing the examination.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$14.30 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEINLAND EMPIRE FIRE PROTECTION INC

Inland Fire Protection
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Pass drug screen test and background check
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Yakima or Wenatchee office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214, resume, and proof of age and education
  • Complete interview
  • Offered employment based on application and interview
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 10,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through online training
Wages
  • Start at 66% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 3-4% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$12.00 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: INLAND FIRE PROTECTION INC

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Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.