The Harrington Group

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Home? Think Fire Safety First!

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Year after year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) releases its research regarding the top causes of fire loss in the United States. And, each year, cooking-related fires top the list of fires originating in the home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner – a time where the threat of having a fire in the

Hot Work Sparks a Grain Dust Explosion at Flagstaff Pet Food Manufacturer

Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

According to investigators, a recent dust explosion in the Flagstaff Nestle Purina plant was caused by welders conducting hot work repairs on the facility’s grain elevators. The incident occurred on the afternoon of September 14, 2014, which was a Sunday when the plant had been shut down for the weekend for maintenance, including the hot

Getting to Know Harrington Group Part 3: How Did You Know You Wanted to be a Fire Protection Engineer / Consultant?

Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

It’s been so much fun sharing the stories of how our fire protection engineers and consultants ended up choosing their career paths. I hope you enjoyed reading Part 1 and Part 2. The journey continues on: Nolan McCarthy, Fire Protection Engineer, with Harrington Group for over four months: My path wasn’t one always directed at

The HGI Chili Cook-Off Returns

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

After taking a year off, the HGI chili cook-off was back in full swing this year! Our last competition was in 2013, when Fire Protection Consultant, Kevin Johnson, took the trophy. This year, Kevin had to contend with three other entries – two of which were vegetarian versions of the good old American dish. The

Getting to Know Harrington Group Part 2: How Did You Know You Wanted to be a Fire Protection Engineer / Consultant?

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

As I mentioned in the last post, I thought it would be great to give the opportunity to our engineers and consultants to share their stories of how they found the fire protection engineering industry. If you’d like to read the stories from the first installment, you can find them here. Ready to learn more