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Build & Protect Newsletter Winter 2019

Download version of Winter 2019 Build & Protect HERE. Winter 2019-20 issue

 

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“Lightning Kills! Save a Life in Africa” Program Provides Vital Gift of Lightning Protection for Schools

Volunteers in U.S. seek funding and support to provide more African communities with critical relief from lightning’s deadly threat…

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -Lightning is a leading storm killer across the globe, but in developed countries, it is typically unusual to see more than one person killed or injured during the same lightning event.

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Make Plans to Attend the 88th Annual ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference

…Registration is open for the 88th Annual ULPA/LPI Lightning Protection Conference at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa on February 12-15, 2020. You won’t want to miss the exciting speaker lineup, workshops and conference programs planned for attendees and guests.

Be sure to book your rooms ASAP, as the hotel is likely to be booked up outside of our group reservation block which closes on January 10, 2020.

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What You Need to Know about Fire, Lightning and Lightning-Sparked Fires

In Support of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12…

MARYVILLE, Mo – October 6, 2019 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing challenge for fire safety professionals.

“This troubling trend has a lot to do with the fact that today’s home fires burn faster than ever before,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy for NFPA.

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SAVE the DATE! Build & Protect Workshop Scheduled for February 2020

…Florida architects, engineers, builders and planners will have an opportunity to learn about lightning protection, resilient building practices and blueprints for collaborative partnerships at the 2nd annual Build & Protect Workshop on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.
The workshop is sponsored by the Lightning Protection Institute, the Lightning Safety Alliance and the CE Academy, and is part of LPI’s recent initiative to provide A&E’s and LPI Professional Division members with educational resources related to lightning protection system design, specification and quality assurance.

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September is Campus Fire Safety Month: Is your school prepared to prevent a lightning tragedy?

…Fire safety is a primary concern for every school in the country, and even more so at colleges and universities where large numbers of students reside in campus dormitories and apartments. Severe weather and fires pose special threats to school communities. Since lightning is the weather peril that affects nearly every area of the country, it’s important that school administrators, coaches, emergency managers and security personnel understand the threat and develop a plan to protect students and fortify their school structures.

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Lightning: Weather Threat that Affects Most People, in Most Regions, Most of the Time

In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23-29
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MARYVILLE, Mo., June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being the weather threat that impacts the most people, most of the time and in most areas of the U.S., lightning remains a misunderstood and underrated danger.

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