The Harrington Group

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

Getting to Know Harrington Group Part 1: How Did You Know You Wanted to be a Fire Protection Engineer / Consultant?

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

I thought it would be fun and instructive to share stories from our engineers and consultants about how they found this niche career of fire protection engineering. I’ve included a brief synopsis of my own journey, as well, but if you’re interested in reading the full-length version of my story, please visit the first installment

The Fire Sprinkler Debate: Controversy and Dissent in a Curious Place

Posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It seems pretty straightforward; fire sprinkler systems save lives and property, so we should all have them. And, in a way, it is that simple. The commercial real estate industry already has regulations in place with regards to fire safety and building codes. But, residential structures, particularly single-family homes, are a little more complicated. With

Fire Prevention Week – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Sunday kicks off the start of Fire Prevention Week, our nation’s longest running public health and safety observance on record. It has been observed each October since 1920, when it was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson. Fire Prevention week was first established in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, where more than 250