About the Lightning Protection Institute
The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is a not-for-profit nationwide group founded in 1955 to promote lightning safety, awareness and education and is a leading resource for lightning protection installation in accordance with national safety standards. LPI certifies individuals for the installation of lightning protection systems through a Master Installer testing program to qualify competence. LPI supports lightning protection quality control and assurance through third-party inspection. Information about follow-up inspection services can be found at www.lpi-ip.com. For a list of certified contractors visit the LPI website at www.lightning.org.
About the Insurance Information Institute
The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications and research organization supported by the insurance industry.
The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance—what it does and how it works. For more than 50 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information. Today, we are recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public—as well as within the insurance industry itself—as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance issues.
Visit www.iii.org for more information.
About the Lightning Safety Alliance
The Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) is a non-profit, non-stock national business corporation comprised of lightning protection manufacturers, distributors and installers. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive and focused evaluation and response to legislative, administrative and regulatory issues facing the industry. Additionally, the LSA acts as an informational clearinghouse for its membership and provides educational programing on lightning protection and lightning safety. Visit www.lightningsafetyalliance.org for more information.
About the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.
About NOAA’s National Weather Service
The headquarters of the National Weather Service is located in Silver Spring, MD. With some 5,000 employees in 122 weather forecast offices, 13 river forecast centers, 9 national centers, and other support offices around the country, NWS provides a national infrastructure to gather and process data worldwide. Each year, NWS collects some 76 billion observations and issues approximately 1.5 million forecasts and 50,000 warnings.