Jeff Harrington is the CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc. and has been working in the fire protection engineering industry since 1977. He has successfully completed a wide range of project types for a diverse client base. Whether serving as principal-in-charge, project manager, or senior fire protection engineer, he provides a unique and creative approach to problem solving and delivers the best total solution in fire protection design, property loss control, and code consulting. Mr. Harrington is also a frequent author and lecturer on an array of fire protection engineering topics and is a nationally recognized expert, having received numerous awards for his contributions to the fire protection engineering industry. He has served in a leadership capacity on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees, including the Technical Committee on Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems, which is responsible for three separate NFPA standards: NFPA 12, Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 12A, Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, and NFPA 2001, Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. He is also a leader in the activities of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), both locally and internationally.
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