The Harrington Group

SFPE Savannah River Area Chapter: Small, But Mighty

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Up Close and Personal with an Active South Carolina Chapter of the SFPE How many people actually know what fire protection engineering is? According to South Carolina-based engineer, Jason Butler, who has a master’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a lack of knowledge among the general public is one of the greatest challenges facing people

Metal Fires – Why Water isn’t Always the Best Extinguishing Agent

Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015

On December 29th, 2009, St. Anna, Wisconsin firefighters responded to a call regarding a trash bin fire at Bremer Manufacturing Co. in New Holstein. The first firefighters that arrived witnessed flames coming from the dumpster. They attacked the fire with water and fire suppressant foam, spraying into the bin. As they continued to apply water

HGI Fire Protection Engineers Dish: What Kind of Fire Protection and Life Safety Projects Do You Enjoy Most?

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2015

I thought it would be fun and instructive to share stories from our fire protection engineers and consultants about what kind of projects they enjoy working on most. Let’s find out what they had to say! Jim Tuten, Senior Fire Protection Technician, with Harrington Group for over 10 years: My favorite type of fire protection

NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is Coming!

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

This summer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will issue NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. Though NFPA had previously developed several standards addressing combustible dust, those standards were more industry or commodity specific and have often contained different, and sometimes conflicting, requirements. NFPA 652 will consolidate the basic requirements among the existing

The Importance of Pre-Incident Fire Planning

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Greg Jakubowski, a licensed Fire Protection Engineer and Certified Safety Professional, with decades of service as a fire chief officer for his perspective concerning the importance of pre-planning and an overview of his cloud-based pre-incident planning