Code Red Consultants

As per our time-honored tradition, Code Red celebrated Halloween by hosting our highly anticipated annual Costume Contest. This year’s event was nothing short of a spectacular celebration of creativity and imagination. This year the Best Group Costume was awarded to “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the Best Individual Costume was awarded to “Forrest Gump”. 

Code Red demonstrated its commitment to breast cancer awareness by wearing PINK throughout the month of October both in the office and out in the field. The collective efforts of our team not only brought attention to this important cause but also helped to meet our donation goal towards finding a cure.


The WPI campus played host for our annual Team Building Event. As Code Red celebrates 10 Years in business, we took the opportunity to reflect and reconnect in the place where our collective passion for the Fire & Life Safety Industry was born. The day kicked-off with a gathering at the Fire Protection Engineering Department, situated within the Gateway Park complex, Gateway II, which was also established in 2013. From there, we divided into small groups for a campus scavenger hunt and wrapped up the day with a classic field day! From 4-legged races to textbook wrapping, and even a live-action Hungry Hippos game, the competition was intense!

Family is one of Code Red’s main core values and our time spent together is never wasted. This summer, we gathered at Kimball Farm in Westford for a tented BBQ and little something for everyone in the family from Mini Golf to Bean Bag Toss to Bumper Cars!

This year marked Baystate Children’s Hospital 31st annual golf tournament. Code Red Consultants was happy to sponsor their fundraising event by having James McLaughlin, Jason Hopkins, Zach Blanchard, and Jake Smith play a round “fore” a great cause. Great weather provided a fantastic day on the course filled with camaraderie. This tournament helps make a difference in the lives of the youngest patients at Baystate Children’s Hospital.  These differences come in many shapes and sizes; helping advance research in pediatric health, purchase kid-sized equipment, and create friendlier experiences for the children who pass through Baystate Children’s Hospital each day. We look forward to continuing to sponsor this event!

The team at Code Red continued their annual tradition of ensuring Boston’s marathoners stay hydrated by volunteering at the mile marker 3 hydration station for the 127th running of the Boston Marathon. This event is always fun, involves team building and is a way we give back to the community.

March brought us together at Code Red Headquarters for our annual St Patrick’s Day Trivia event. Our extraordinary host, James McLaughlin, led us on a captivating journey through a wide range of topics from animated TV shows to everything green. The atmosphere was on fire (pun intended) as teams competed head-to-head, with the tension building until the very end. The ultimate victors emerged after a thrilling tie breaker question. How tall is the Statue of Liberty anyways?

CHILI: a spicy dish of meat, onions, chilies or chili powder, and usually beans.


Used in a sentence:

His/Her favorite food is chili.

I’ve made a chili for tonight.


The staff at Code Red Consultants know how to keep warm on cold winter days. We keep it hot by holding our Annual Chili Cook Off in February. This all-inclusive contest included submissions ranging from a standard chili to chicken chili to vegan chili. It’s always fun to try new things and exchange recipes.

The winner of this year’s highly prestigious award of the Code Red Consultants Apron goes to James McLaughlin. James is an Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager in the firm specializing in Construction Fire Safety services. Not only is he a valued member of our team, but he is an excellent cook too!

The back-drop for the 2022 Code Red Consultants Holiday celebration was the rustic, yet elegant, Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. With 9 strong years in the fire and life safety industry, we have much to be thankful for and much to celebrate. We spent the evening enjoying a fine meal, festive music, and making memories with the amazing team at Code Red.

At Code Red Consultants, we believe hygiene, and keeping a professional appearance is important… especially during “No-Shave November”! But things did get a little hairy when our team set out to raise awareness on Men’s Health issues, such as Prostate Cancer, by putting down the razors. While some couldn’t “bare” the thought of a beard, others enjoyed the friendly office competition. The more days that passed, the more funds were raised. At the end of the month, we were able to meet our financial goal!