How We Prepped New Fire Protection Engineers for the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo – Industry Conferences Are a Training Opportunity

I was a junior studying fire protection engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) when, in 1976, I was taken to my first annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Boston. Bob…

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Our New Fire Protection Consultants at the National Fire Protection Association’s Conference – Start Business Networking Early

We recently attended the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Annual Conference and Expo for the opportunity to strengthen ties with other members of the community. I decided to take two of our newest fire protection…

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How One Chemical Engineer Chose the Path Less Traveled: An Uncommon Journey to Becoming a Fire Protection Engineer

We recently sat down with Robert McFeaters, Fire/Explosion Protection Engineering Consultant, to talk about his experience and professional growth since joining Harrington Group one year ago. Rob recalled his first interview…

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The Non-Traditional FPE Career Path: Investing In The Future

After hiring Robert McFeaters, a recent graduate from Georgia Tech who has no prior knowledge of fire protection, the question is:  How do we transform someone with no fire protection experience or education into a competent…

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The Non-Traditional FPE Career Path: Finding The Right Candidate

There are two traditional paths to becoming a fire protections engineer. Since a formal education in fire protection engineering is rare, many mechanical engineers have picked up the torch and tacked fire protection on top of…

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Fire Protection Engineering as a Career Path

According to the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), some of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a fire protection engineer include: The power to make a difference By becoming a fire protection engineer, you…

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