Fire Protection Engineers: Registration is Open for the 14th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Fire Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual SFPE Greater Atlanta Fire Safety Conference. This informative conference will be held on March 13th & 14th at the Infinite Energy Center (formerly the Gwinnett Center), located…

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Harrington Group, Inc. Names Angie Fuqua and Nolan McCarthy Principal Owners

Harrington Group, Inc. Names Angie Fuqua and Nolan McCarthy Principal Owners Harrington Group is proud to announce that two of our esteemed fire protection engineers, Angie Fuqua and Nolan McCarthy, have been promoted to the…

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O, Christmas Tree – Protect Your Home and Family This Holiday Season

If you’ve been pining for the perfect tree since the moment you swallowed the last bite of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, we can’t blame you. Who doesn’t want to spruce up their home as the holiday approaches? But, if you’re…

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Thanksgiving Cooking – The Dangers of Deep Frying Turkeys

In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to about 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day, an increase from 1,550 in 2013. As the trend of deep-frying the Turkey Day gobbler continues to grow, so does the number of…

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Atlanta Fire Protection Icon, Barney Besal, Passes Away at Age 57

We are so sorry to learn of the passing of a local icon in the fire protection industry – Barney Besal. Barney was highly influential and was respected by many. He was a founding member of the International Kitchen Exhaust…

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Fire Prevention Week 2017–Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

According to a survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly three-quarters of Americans have created an escape plan in case of a fire at home. However, less than half of those people have ever…

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Introducing our Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Jonathan Samuel

The path to fire protection engineering is so rarely predetermined, and here at Harrington Group, we’re lucky that our team members have come to us from such an array of background – academic and otherwise. On August 7th we…

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Fire Prevention Through Infrared Scan of Electrical Equipment

Electrical Fires According to the latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s report on “Fires in Industrial or Manufacturing Properties”, electrical distribution and lighting equipment caused 11%…

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Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Sprinklers

Once the correct fire sprinkler is chosen and installed, it must be inspected, tested, and maintained. Before we get into that, don’t forget to check out our posts “Choosing the Right Fire Sprinkler – Part 1” and “Choosing the…

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Apartment Fires and Construction

This year alone, we've seen mid-construction fires at wood-framed apartment complexes in four cities: Maplewood, New Jersey; Raleigh, North Carolina; Overland Park, Kansas; and most recently College Park, Maryland. All four…

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Construction Fires and Building Codes

It’s not hard to understand why builders and developers may prefer wood as a primary construction material—lumber is comparatively inexpensive and lightweight, plus it’s an easily accessible and renewable resource. But, it’s…

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Annual Fire Pump Testing: A Few Important Tips

Fire pumps and associated equipment are required to be periodically inspected, tested, and maintained by NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Since the 2002…

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Maintaining Fire Extinguishers in Reliable Working Order

By Mark Conroy From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank Mark Conroy for his tips on keeping portable fire extinguishers in reliable working order: Portable…

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The Importance of Proper Waterflow Switch Testing

If you are reading this blog, then you are likely more aware than most of the importance of sprinkler system inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM). One of our recent projects involved our client, a tenant, moving into a…

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Spring Has Sprung – Fire Safety Tips for the Warmer Months

It’s easy to associate at-home fire protection with the colder months with the use of space heaters, fireplaces, decorative candles, and tangled strings of holiday lights. But, just because we’re less inclined to turn the heat…

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