The Harrington Group

Universities Gear up for Campus Fire Safety Month

Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and college students around the country are loading up the family SUVs and returning to campus. Fresh-faced 18-year-olds get their first taste of freedom as they cram everything they own into a 10’x10’ cinder block room shared with a stranger, and living in close quarters in a building

The History of Sprinkler Technology

Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Sprinkler protection has evolved over time from a simple system of uncharged pipes with perforations in 1874, to present day sprinkler systems that are specially designed to protect unique hazards and storage arrays. Like most advancements, improvements in the performance of a product or system usually come with a corresponding increase in complexity, creating new

HGI Fire Protection Engineers Dish: What is the Most Rewarding Aspect of Being a Fire Protection Engineer?

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015

I thought it would be fun to share insight from a few of our fire protection engineers and consultants about the most rewarding aspect of their career. Let’s find out what they had to say! Phil Friday, Principal and Senior Fire Protection Engineer, with Harrington Group for over 13 years:  Debunking code myths and helping

Following Proper Hot Work Procedures – Part 2

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Last week, we reviewed several preventable hot work fires and explosions that were caused by improper procedures used during hot work activities. These incidents resulted in fatalities, injuries, and property damage. You can read more about these incidents, and learn more about typical hot work precautions here. This week, we will continue our discussion by

Following Proper Hot Work Procedures – Part 1

Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015

On January 25, 2008, a fire at the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas, NV was started by welders working on the roof without proper hot work permits or safety precautions. The fire forced the evacuation of 6,000 guests and resulted in an estimated $100 million in damages and lost business. On June 1, 2008,