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New Applications for Lightning Protection Cited in 2014 Safety Standard Document

MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The newly-released 2014 edition of NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems… includes several new applications and requirements for projects specifying lightning protection.

According to NFPA, the updated standard “responds to industry developments with added coverage of new topics to increase protection against dangerous lightning hazards.”

NFPA 780 was adopted by the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) long ago as a reference for the organization and its members. 

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Proposed Disaster Savings Measure Provides Incentives for Homeowners to Safeguard Their Property

…MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A savings incentive is on the horizon for mitigation-minded homeowners who take measures to safeguard their property from natural disasters and destructive weather perils, said the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI).

The “Disaster Savings Accounts Act of 2013” is proposed federal legislation that would help provide tax-free disaster mitigation by allowing homeowners to deduct up to $5,000 per year through tax-preferred “disaster savings accounts.”

The legislation was introduced by U.S.

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Lightning Protection Inspection Program Expands in Popularity, Adds New Features

…FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Kim Loehr / LPI Director of Communications/ kiml@lightning.org or 804-314-8955
for the Lightning Protection Institute

LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2013 – A new inspection program certifying that the lightning protection systems installed at homes and businesses comply with national safety standards is growing rapidly in popularity and meeting customer demand for new features.

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Homeowners Encouraged to Ask Insurance Providers about Policy Credits for Lightning Protection Systems

…For Immediate Release
Contact: Kim Loehr, LSA/LPI Press Office – 804-314-8955 – kiml@lightning.org
Homeowners Encouraged to Ask Insurance Providers about Policy Credits for
Lightning Protection Systems

HARTFORD, Conn., November 30, 2012 — Similar to other home security measures that reduce expected losses for insurers, lightning protection systems can provide valuable loss mitigation against a costly weather hazard that affects millions of homeowners in the U.S.

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LPI and NFPA Partner to Reduce Risks from Lightning

…MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2011
* In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, 2011

MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are joining forces to promote public awareness about lightning safety and lightning protection. The collaboration is part of LPI’s educational initiative to remind the public and the fire safety community about the dangers of lightning, an underrated and often forgotten weather hazard.

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With Wildfires Raging, Governor Perry Proclaims Lightning Safety Awareness Week as Experts Kick-off Educational Initiative in Texas

…AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As wildfires destroy thousands of acres in Texas, with some triggered by lightning, Governor Rick Perry declares June 19-25, 2011, Lightning Safety Awareness Week, proclaiming that education is the key to understanding lightning’s dangers. Lightning safety advocates from the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the National Weather Service joined Texas State Fire Marshal Paul Maldonado today to kick- off Lightning Safety Awareness Week and share educational resources at a fire station in the heart of a wildfire-threatened area of Austin.

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ESFI and LPI Warn against Lightning’s Underrated Dangers

…MARYVILLE, Mo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are reminding homeowners about the dangers of lightning; an underrated and often forgotten electrical hazard. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning is responsible for billions of dollars in property damage.

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Fire Safety Education Can Reduce Risks from Lightning

…Hartford, CT – October 5, 2010 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are teaming up to remind fire professionals about the importance of promoting education to help homeowners reduce their risks against lightning fires. Home fire losses continue to be responsible for the vast majority of total fire deaths, which is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recognizes residential fire safety as a key initiative to reducing the overall fire death toll.

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Annual Safety Campaign Reminds Public of Lightning’s Dangers

Maryville, MO – June 24, 2010 — This year marks the 10th Lightning Safety Awareness Campaign, June 20-26. The campaign was launched by NOAA and the National Weather Service to increase awareness about the dangers of lightning and provide the public with safety information to help protect families and their property.

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National Groups Partner to Promote Lightning Safety

…Hartford, CT – June 18, 2010 — Several national groups are joining forces to promote public awareness about lightning safety and mitigation. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.-FLASH, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) and the National Weather Service are hosting a “Search for Storm Heroes” event at the MOSI Museum in Tampa, FL to kick off the tenth annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 20-26, 2010.

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