The Harrington Group

Pinnacle Wood Pellet Explosion – Heat Source Explored

Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015

A few weeks ago, we discussed an explosion that occurred in a wood pellet plant located in British Columbia in October 2014. The fire and subsequent explosion was said to have started inside equipment used to dry wood fiber during a routine maintenance shutdown and was extinguished by the equipment’s built-in fire suppression system. One...read the full article

Jeff Harrington Joins Fire Protection Research Foundation Project

Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We are excited to announce that Jeff Harrington, CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc. has joined the technical panel for the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s research project concerning the use of gaseous suppression systems in high-airflow spaces. The goal of this research project is to explore the capabilities of gaseous suppression systems located within...read the full article

Registration is Open! Don’t Miss the 11th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Fire Safety Conference!

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Calling all Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Safety Professionals! It’s time to register for the 11th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Chapter Fire Safety Conference. This informative conference will be held March 17 & 18th, 2015 at the Gwinnett Center located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, GA. The conference will offer several full and partial-day...read the full article

Fire Safety in the Home – What Can You Do?

Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015

As one of our own employees recently learned first-hand, the importance of fire safety and preparedness in the home should never be underestimated. After being told twice to put his book down and go to sleep, our employee’s young son covered the bedside lamp with a t-shirt so that he could continue reading undetected. Luckily...read the full article

Firefighter Sustains Minor Injuries in Forklift Fire

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Last summer, fire crews arrived to a forklift fire shooting 20-foot flames into the air at Oregon Sandblasting and Coating in Tualatin, Oregon. Reportedly, a worker was refueling the forklift when it caught on fire. The fire occurred near a large 1,000 gallon propane storage tank, which was approximately half-full. The employee was able to...read the full article