The Harrington Group

Introducing HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Brandon Heim!

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016

For Brandon Heim, the writing was on the wall from the beginning. After spending his childhood tinkering with cars in the family driveway and attending both a magnet middle school and a vocational tech high school for engineering, of course he became an engineer. Like a lot of engineers, Heim didn’t even know that fire

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