Fire Extinguisher

What do you Need to Know about Portable Fire Extinguishers?

We've discussed different types of fire in a previous blog (classes A, B, C, D and K), each of which a unique fuel type and hazard characteristics, plus an ignition source, oxygen, and an uninhibited chemical chain reaction. So…

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Fire

Back to the Basics: What is Fire?

As fire protection engineers we spend a lot of time talking about how to prevent fires and mitigate their damage. Technology has come a long way over the years and the profession is constantly evolving, but let’s take a moment…

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Attention Fire Protection Engineers – Harrington Group is Hiring!

The HGI team celebrating together at the firm's 30th anniversary We are actively looking for fire protection engineers here at Harrington Group to fill the following positions at our Atlanta office: Associate Project Manager…

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Balancing a Fire Protection Engineering Master’s Degree with Real Life

Rob McFeaters certainly isn’t the first professional to balance a full-time job, a family at home, and a hefty schoolwork load. But as an engineer, he puts that practical and problem-solving mind to good use. “I work until…

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Introducing Harrington Group’s Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Ben Randle!

When Ben Randle graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996 with a degree in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology, the NFPA 13 code was “just a slender little manual.” In the 20 years he’s been in the field,…

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Ringing in the New Year with Fire Safety

The New Year is almost upon us and this is the time when many of us resolve to make improvements in our lives. Most often, those improvements are focused on our health, which is definitely great, but we hope you will also…

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Rockin’ [Safely] Around the Christmas Tree

Christmas tree safety and other holiday fire protection tips As you deck the halls this season, don’t let everything you know about fire safety go up in flames. According to a report released by the National Fire Protection…

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Deck the Halls with Fire Safety

Well, Thanksgiving is behind us and holiday decoration season is officially in full swing. Nothing says “winter” quite like candles, strings of lights twinkling in the dark, a fire in the fireplace, and a decked out tree in the…

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Thanksgiving

Fire Safety Tips for a Safe & Happy Turkey Day

On Thanksgiving Day, the number of home cooking fires triples across the country. Sure, Turkey Day has always had us bustling around the kitchen with hot pans popping in and out of the oven and pots bubbling and gurgling all…

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Fire Engineering Board Members Look to Increase Firefighter’s Involvement with Fire Prevention and Protection Issues

From time to time, we like to share perspectives from members in our connected communities. We’d like to thank the folks over at Fire Engineering Magazine for their post today: For almost 140 years, Fire Engineering magazine…

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Fires in US 2015

National Fire Protection Association Publishes Annual Fire Loss Report

Photo credit: NFPA. Click to enlarge image. In 2015, fire departments across the country responded to 1,345,500 fires—that’s roughly one fire every 23 seconds, and a 3.7% increase from 2014. Every year the National Fire…

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Introducing HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Consultant – Matt Guilfoyle

Matt Guilfoyle had friends who threw around the term “fire protection engineering,” but he didn’t know much about it until his junior year when he attended an information luncheon. A mechanical engineering student at Worcester…

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Home Heating Safety

The weather is certainly starting to cool off and though it's a little early right now, it will soon be time to break out those space heaters! Let’s talk about keeping your home warm and comfortable during the fall and winter…

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Fire Protection System Impairments – What You Need to Know

Fire protection systems, including detection and alarm systems, water supplies, automatic sprinkler systems, and special fire extinguishing systems, are considered impaired any time the system(s) are out of service, either…

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Perfect Partnership: NFPA Makes Generous Gift to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors on Behalf of its Volunteers

We all enjoy receiving a gift, right? It’s nice to feel appreciated and, if we’re lucky, it’s something useful. But at the end of the day, do you really need another engraved paperweight on your desk, or another little gold pin…

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