The Harrington Group

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,

Portable Fire Extinguishers 101

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

What are the Different Types of Portable Fire Extinguishers Commonly Found in Homes and Where Should You Keep Them? When it comes to small fires, portable fire extinguishers can help save lives and property. But, before you buy or use a fire extinguisher for your home, it is important to know what types are available.

SFPE’s Chris Jelenewicz on Fire Protection Education and Professional Development

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The fire protection engineering industry is evolving, and the folks over at the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) are making it a priority to stay on top of what’s changing. We all know that professional development as an engineer goes far beyond a bachelor’s or master’s degree; we chatted with SFPE Senior Manager for

Jeff Harrington Receives National Fire Protection Association Committee Service Award

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Chicago, Illinois – June 24, 2015 – Harrington Group, Inc. President and CEO, Jeff Harrington, P.E., FSFPE, received the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Committee Service Award during the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Committee Service Awards are presented for continuous voluntary service to those in the fire protection industry that provide

Celebrating Our Nation’s Birthday Safely – Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our nation, it seems like the perfect time to go over firework safety tips. The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays for fireworks and firework-related injuries. First and foremost, we recommend that the best way to avoid firework-related injuries is