The Harrington Group

The Importance of Pre-Incident Fire Planning

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Greg Jakubowski, a licensed Fire Protection Engineer and Certified Safety Professional, with decades of service as a fire chief officer for his perspective concerning the importance of pre-planning and an overview of his cloud-based pre-incident planning...read the full article

Senior Fire Protection Property Loss Control Engineer, Angie Fuqua, P.E., Joins Harrington Group!

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

We are excited to welcome our newest addition to the Harrington Group fire protection engineering team, Angie Fuqua! Ms. Fuqua is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and an Associate in Risk Management (ARM). She comes to Harrington Group with over 20 years...read the full article

Fire Safety: What Can Happen if Oily Rags Are Not Disposed of Properly?

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

In our last post, we discussed how oil-soaked rags can spontaneously combust if they are not disposed of properly. We also reviewed fire safety guidance that can help to prevent an incident from occurring in your facility. The handling of oil-soaked rags should be taken very seriously, because if not, the result could be catastrophic....read the full article

Fire Safety Guidance for Oily Rags

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Oily rags left in closed containers can present a serious risk of fire. Many people do not believe that oily rags left undisturbed could ignite all by themselves without the presence of an ignition source, such as a spark or lighted match. However, oily rags stored in a waste can or a in pile on...read the full article

Combustible Dust Demonstration Apparatus

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015

What do our fire protection engineers do in their spare time? Dale Hansen, one of the Principals of our firm, recently developed a combustible dust demonstration apparatus. The demonstration unit is designed to disperse a quantity of combustible dust into the polycarbonate chamber, creating an explosible dust cloud using compressed air. When the cloud contacts...read the full article