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Public Reminded about Dangers of Lightning and Surge Protection Limitations

…During National Electrical Safety Month, LPI raises awareness for lightning, an overlooked electrical hazard

HARTFORD, Conn., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is joining the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety—including lightning, an underrated and often forgotten electrical hazard.

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Industry Experts Say Quality Control is Key Component of Lightning Protection System Installation

…HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is expanding its commitment to increase best practices in lightning protection specification, installation and quality control.

When a diverse group of lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors met at the 82nd annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Singer Island, Florida last February to discuss industry issues, “quality control” was a central theme that dominated presentations and discussions.

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Fire Stations Seeing Fewer Lightning-Related Losses Thanks to Efforts of Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fire stations across the country are seeing fewer lightning-related losses thanks to a safety initiative that continues to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for at-risk structures. The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) began the “Building Lightning Safe Communities” initiative two years ago in an effort to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community.

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LPI reminds homeowners to be storm smart about lightning during National Preparedness Month

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and the perfect time to sharpen your storm survival skills. Knowing what to do before the storm hits is often the most important step you can take in protecting your family, property and community.

The fall months are typically prime time for weather disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms.

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Building Lightning Safe Communities Initiative Provides Lightning Protection System for Historic Connecticut Fire Station

…HARTFORD, Conn., June 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are sponsoring a “Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign” as a continuation of its recent initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community.  LPI-certified master installer firms are participating in the campaign to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for designated fire stations in several high risk lightning regions of the U.S.

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Lightning Protection Institute Illuminates Lightning Dangers With New PSA

…MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education, unveiled an eye-opening new public service announcement today in conjunction with 2014 Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-28). The spot, produced by Richmond-based branding, marketing and PR firmMadison+Main, emphasizes the severity of lightning damage to structures in the United States and encourages individuals to help build lightning safe communities.

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Lightning Protection Institute Sponsors Press Conference & Workshop

…COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Members of the media are invited to join the Lightning Protection Institute and partners at the University of Maryland on June 24 for an exclusive press conference and reporter workshop in conjunction with  Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 22-27). The event will provide fresh leads on stories about how researchers and organizations are building lightning-safe communities in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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An Update to “Unapproved Lightning Protection Devices Fail to Prevent Fires at Oil Refineries,” Issued October 3, 2013

…HARTFORD, Conn., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) has been notified by Lightning Eliminators (LEC) in Boulder, Co, that the two lightning events that occurred at separate Venezuelan refineries in the summer of 2013 should not be directly attributed to the lightning protection systems, or lack thereof, at those locations.

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Need for Quality Control for Lightning Protection Emphasized by Industry Experts

…MARYVILLE, Mo., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A diverse group of lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors recently met at the 82nd annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection Conference in Singer Island, FL to review industry developments in technology, best practices and public awareness initiatives.  Representatives from the LPI-IP Inspection Program, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection weighed in on a variety of industry issues, but “quality control” was a central theme that dominated conference discussions.

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Non-profits Share Top Five Lightning Protection and Lightning Safety Awareness Success Stories of 2013

…HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In 2013, two non-profits, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) expanded their commitment to lightning safety education through outreach efforts with like-minded partners.

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“Partnership is the fuel that helps nonprofits, like LPI and LSA provide educational programs and public service campaigns,” said Bud VanSickle, executive director for LPI.

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