Young among first women to enter sprinkler trade

Kathryn Young never shies away from a challenge.

Young is the first woman to complete the apprenticeship training and pass the Certificate of Qualification exam for Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer in Ontario.

While she is not the first woman in the province to hold certification in the sprinkler trade, Young said she is proud of her achievements and getting her journeyperson status. She currently works for Prime Fire Protection in Oakville, Ont., installing sprinkler pipe on commercial buildings such as highrises and hospitals.

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