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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,...read the full article

What I learned at the NFPA Conference – Combustible Dust: Firefighting Precautions, Part 2

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Recently, I attended the NFPA Conference in Chicago and decided to put together a few blog posts highlighting my key learnings. In Part 1 of this post, I began to summarize the session by Mat Chibbaro called “Combustible Dust:  Firefighting Precautions”.  Part 2 will review how fire departments can handle combustible dust incidents and my...read the full article

What I learned at the NFPA Conference – Combustible Dust: Firefighting Precautions, Part 1

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Recently, I attended the NFPA Conference in Chicago. This event is always a valuable experience for me and I thought I would take the time to put together a few posts that focus on what I learned from some of this year’s educational sessions. During the conference, I attended a session called “Combustible Dust: Firefighting...read the full article

Fire Hazards in Nightclubs: What Architects Can Learn from Brazil and Rhode Island

Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Earlier this year, a nightclub in Brazil caught fire and caused over 240 fatalities. Most of the victims were college students who had come for a Federal University of Santa Maria event. The party featured a band and pyrotechnics show. When the members of the band lit flares as a planned part of the show,...read the full article

Texas Community Devastated by Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Harrington Group is sending our thoughts and prayers out to the small town of West, Texas today in the midst of a devastating tragedy. Last night, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded. Initial estimates say that between five and 15 people are feared to be dead, with that number expected to rise. Hundreds have...read the full article

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