The Harrington Group

Drone Helps to Contain Georgia Peanut Plant Fire

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015

Investigators believe a chemical applied to peanuts may have been the source of a recent fire that caused $750,000 worth of damage and destroyed a silo at a Cordele, Georgia peanut plant. No one was injured in the fire at GFA Peanut Company, however 900 tons of peanuts were destroyed. The silo was torn the full article

Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Chocolate Storage Warehouse

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014

A Thanksgiving fire destroyed a 1-800-FLOWERS.COM chocolate storage warehouse in Maple Heights, Ohio. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that housed Fannie May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the fire, but the facility was so severely damaged that it will likely be the full article

Fatal Tank Explosion Caused by Hot Work

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released its findings following their investigation into a fatal tank explosion that occurred on July 28, 2014 at the Omega Protein facility located in Moss Point, Mississippi. The July explosion killed 25-year old Jerry Lee Taylor II and injured three other subcontractors. In the statement, CSB Chairperson the full article

Dale Hansen Appointed Principal on the NFPA Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust

Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Harrington Group is pleased to announce that Dale Hansen, one of our firm’s Principals and Senior Fire Protection Engineers, has been appointed Principal on the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (CMD-FUN). NFPA Technical Committees serve in the development and revision of NFPA documents. CMD-FUN has been tasked the full article

Photovoltaic Panels and Fire Fighting Challenges

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

In September, a fire grew out of control and destroyed the Dietz & Watson 300,000 square foot refrigeration facility in Delanco, New Jersey.  This 11-alarm fire was hindered by the fact that roof was equipped with 7,000 photovoltaic panels.  The investigation is still open, but reports state that firefighting operations were hindered by the the full article