Think Personal Safety Before Firing up that Torch

Last month, a worker at a Wisconsin golf course was critically injured when a 55-gallon drum that he was working on exploded. Authorities say that a UPS driver found the 35-year old victim semi-conscious on the floor in a pool…

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Nearly a Decade Later, Fire at a Brazilian Nightclub offers Similarities to the Station Nightclub Fire

Sunday morning, 233 people died and more than 100 were injured in a nightclub fire in Brazil. The fire is being called one of the deadliest the world has seen in almost 10 years and occurred at Kiss, a nightclub located in…

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Proud to Support the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services during National Fire Prevention Week

October 7, 2012, marks the start of National Fire Prevention Week. In the spirit of community outreach and raising awareness about fire safety, fire protection engineering firm, Harrington Group, Inc., has proudly donated 400…

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Mislabeled Chemicals Leads to Evacuation of Oklahoma City Business

Labeling chemicals properly is critical to work place safety. A recent incident at Oklahoma City’s Macklanburg-Duncan is an illustration of this point. The company manufactures weatherproofing materials, adhesives and coatings,…

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Fatal Hot Work Accident Kills Three

Three workers are dead after an explosion occurred at an abandoned metal crude oil tank operated by Long Brothers Oil Company in Norphlet, Arkansas. The explosion happened earlier this week while the workers were performing hot…

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Important Research Aims to Improve Personal Protective Equipment for Firefighters

In 2001, the U.S. Fire Administration documented the need to improve firefighter’s self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and facepiece design in order to withstand various extreme conditions, such as high heat loads. In the…

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NFPA Develops Useful Tools for Fire Prevention Week

The first observation of Fire Prevention Day was on October 9, 1920.  It was proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 8, 1871.  Fire Prevention Day was later…

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Six ways to Prevent Your Lift Trucks from Starting a Fire

Six Ways to Prevent Your Lift Trucks from Starting a Fire

If you use powered lift trucks in your warehouse, as most warehouse operators do, there is a chance that someday one of them will start a fire in your facility.  Are you prepared for that?  Are you doing what you can now to…

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