The Harrington Group

One Year Later: The West, Texas Tragedy

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

On April 17, 2013, the town of West, Texas was in the midst of a devastating tragedy, when a fire and massive explosion demolished West Fertilizer Company, causing the deaths of 15 people and injuring approximately 200 others. The fire and explosion occurred in the facility’s wooden warehouse, which was filled with wood framed bins

Dale Hansen Appointed Principal on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust

Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Harrington Group is pleased to announce that Dale Hansen, one of our firm’s Principals and Senior Fire Protection Engineers, has been appointed Principal on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (CMD-FUN). NFPA Technical Committees serve in the development and revision of NFPA documents. CMD-FUN has been tasked with

NFPA 56: Chemical Industry will Benefit from Communication and Education

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

From time to time, we like to share perspectives of members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank both Jack Rubinger and John Puskar, two experts in industrial safety, for providing today’s guest post: The NFPA released a standard to prevent fires and explosions during cleaning and purging of flammable gas piping systems. NFPA

Inside the Eglin Air Force Base Foam Accident

Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

By Jeff Harrington, CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc. High expansion foam (HEF) is used as an efficient and highly effective fire suppression technique, particularly within locations that pose a high risk for fuel spills. Aircraft hangars, such as Eglin Air Force Base’s Hangar 130, employ these systems with increasing regularity. On January 8,

Not Convinced About the Importance of Underground Flushing? Read This!

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014

A few months ago, we published the blog, “Why is it Important to Flush Underground Fire Service Mains?”, where we reviewed some of the many interesting objects (like hard hats, safety glasses, and rocks) that we have seen make their way through underground water piping throughout the years that we have provided underground flushing services