The Harrington Group

Deck the Halls with Fire Safety

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Well, Thanksgiving is behind us and holiday decoration season is officially in full swing. Nothing says “winter” quite like candles, strings of lights twinkling in the dark, a fire in the fireplace, and a decked out tree in the living room. But don’t let the smell of all that pine and cinnamon go to your

Fire Safety Tips for a Safe & Happy Turkey Day

Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

On Thanksgiving Day, the number of home cooking fires triples across the country. Sure, Turkey Day has always had us bustling around the kitchen with hot pans popping in and out of the oven and pots bubbling and gurgling all day. But, it’s the ever-growing trend of deep-fried turkey that has these numbers going up

Fire Engineering Board Members Look to Increase Firefighter’s Involvement with Fire Prevention and Protection Issues

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank the folks over at Fire Engineering Magazine for their post today: For almost 140 years, Fire Engineering magazine has been involved in training the fire service and dedicated to the interests of firefighters around the nation.

National Fire Protection Association Publishes Annual Fire Loss Report

Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

In 2015, fire departments across the country responded to 1,345,500 fires—that’s roughly one fire every 23 seconds, and a 3.7% increase from 2014. Every year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) collects data and publishes a detailed report laying out the previous year’s fire statistics. The annual report serves as an overview of the nation’s

Introducing HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Matt Guilfoyle

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Matt Guilfoyle had friends who threw around the term “fire protection engineering,” but he didn’t know much about it until his junior year when he attended an information luncheon. A mechanical engineering student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute at the time, he had been looking for new electives that would expand his existing engineering knowledge and