The Harrington Group

Spring Cleaning and Fire Protection

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

If you haven’t gotten around to your spring cleaning yet, don’t worry—we’re not here to judge. What we are here to do is offer a gentle reminder to keep fire protection in mind when you’re cleaning, organizing, and preparing for the warmer months. We talk a lot about fire safety during the fall and winter,

Harrington Group, Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Fire Protection Engineering!

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Patience is a virtue, and everything happens for a reason. Clichés, maybe, but Jeff Harrington has learned over the years to let things fall into place, which is precisely why Harrington Group, Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer. “You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. It has

Introducing Matt Isaacs, HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Engineer!

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It all started with a middle school aptitude test. Matt Isaacs knew as a kid that math and science were his strengths, and somewhere around age 12, he took a test that advised him to consider a career in civil engineering. Inspired by that and a childhood of tinkering with and fixing his own bikes

Warehouse Fire Hazards – Part 2 Continued: NFPA and FM Requirements for Idle Pallets

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Last week, we reviewed the dangers idle pallets can pose to warehouses and distribution centers. As we mentioned, it is critical to recognize the fire hazards that idle pallets pose, and fully evaluate the idle pallet storage location and arrangement to determine the sprinkler protection needed. This week, we will review the protection requirements for

Warehouse Fire Hazards – Part 2: Idle Pallets

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016

There are many fire hazards commonly present in warehouses beyond the obvious presence of high combustible loading from rack and palletized storage arrays. In Part 1 of our Warehouse Fire Hazards blog series, we took a look at High Intensity Discharge Lighting. In Part 2, we will review idle pallets and the significant hazard they