The Harrington Group

NFPA Reports: 2013 Saw the Lowest Number of Fires since 1977

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. The overall number of reported fires has gone down drastically in the past few decades, and the year 2013 saw the lowest number since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) began conducting a national fire loss survey in 1977. The...read the full article

Fire Prevention Week – Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Sunday kicks off the start of Fire Prevention Week, our nation’s longest running public health and safety observance on record. It has been observed each October since 1920, when it was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson. Fire Prevention week was first established in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, where more than 250...read the full article

Forklift Fire Safety & Accident Prevention – Part 1

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

By Jack Rubinger, Graphic Products From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Jack Rubinger, an expert in industrial safety, for providing this two-part guest post regarding forklift safety. Part 1 focuses on forklifts and fire safety. Part 2 will discuss forklift accident prevention:...read the full article

May is Building Safety Month!

Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014

May is Building Safety Month! Founded by the International Code Council in 1980, Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign that reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement, and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. Building Safety Month is a way...read the full article

NFPA 56: Chemical Industry will Benefit from Communication and Education

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

From time to time, we like to share perspectives of members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank both Jack Rubinger and John Puskar, two experts in industrial safety, for providing today’s guest post: The NFPA released a standard to prevent fires and explosions during cleaning and purging of flammable gas piping systems. NFPA...read the full article