Jeff Harrington is the CEO and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc., President and Founder of Harrington Group, Inc., 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 serves as the Chairman of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 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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The high expansion foam (HEF) system incident in Hangar 130 at Eglin Air Force Base that occurred early in 2014 left a tragic impression on everyone involved. There were questions to answer: What caused the system to trigger? Could it have been prevented? And, what can we learn from this, in terms of processes that