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Fire Safety for Space Heaters

Is there a single office on the planet with a consistently comfortable temperature? It seems we can never get it quite right — everyone is either sweating and peeling off layers in their cubicles or bundling up and investing in…

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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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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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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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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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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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Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!

Earlier this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the 2016 theme for Fire Prevention Week, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes…

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Being Prepared in Fire Safety: Pre-Incident Planning

Most companies understand the importance of emergency response planning for a variety of emergencies including fire, but many do not take the additional step to create a Pre-Incident Plan with their local responding fire…

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Spring Cleaning and Fire Protection

If you haven’t gotten around to your spring cleaning yet, don’t worry—we’re not here to judge. What we are here to do is offer a gentle reminder to keep fire protection in mind when you’re cleaning, organizing, and preparing…

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Fire Safety Tips for Renters – Do You Need Insurance?

While our main focus at Harrington Group is fire protection for commercial and industrial facilities, from time to time, we think it’s important to provide fire safety tips for residential buildings. And, since it’s resolution…

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Christmas Tree Fire Causes $9 Million in Damages at Annapolis Yacht Club – A Reminder to Be Careful with Your Christmas Decorations

While this is the time of year for celebration and joy, it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe over the holidays. Yesterday, Maryland officials released a statement…

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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…

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Turkey Day Tips: How to Hold a Successful and Safe Thanksgiving

We can't promise you that your apple pie will turn out perfectly or that your in-laws won't drive you insane, but what we can promise you tips for a safe, fire-free holiday season. Between the abundance of food, hot surfaces,…

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Fire Prevention Week 2015

Celebrate like a Fire Protection Engineer It’s been 144 years since the Great Chicago fire, and the National Fire Protection Association wants to remind everybody about fire prevention and safety in its remembrance. Originally…

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Powder Keg? Officials Continue Discussing Safety of Colored Powder after Dust Explosion in Taiwan

Earlier this summer, hundreds of people were severely burned at a water park in Taiwan after colored powder dust was sprayed onto a crowd and burst into flames. According to national reports, the cornstarch-and-food-coloring…

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