The national competition consists of two parts: a three-hour written examination and a practical examination in which the apprentice must cut, thread and install a steel and plastic piping system with sprinklers and perform a pressure test. Participants will be judged on their accuracy, craftsmanship and safety.
Apprentices interested in participating must apply with AFSA by April 4, 2008. Application forms and entry guidelines can be obtained by visiting the “Apprentice Competition” page at www.firesprinkler.org or by calling 214/349-5965, ext. 132.