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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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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Building Lightning Safe Communities: An Architect’s Perspective

…LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 6, 2019 — The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is working to shine a spotlight on the lightning hazard and expand its “building lightning safe communities” initiative through outreach with mitigation-minded partners like architects, engineers and risk-management stakeholders.

For lightning safety awareness month, LPI connected with Illya Azaroff, AIA founder of +Lab Architect in New York for his expert thoughts about lightning and lightning protection.

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Join LPI in Las Vegas for the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019! 

…The AIA Conference and Expo on Architecture is three-day event where architects exchange innovative information and ideas to shape and transform the future of architecture. From June 6-8, architects from around the world will converge in Las Vegas to uncover everything that’s new, next and cutting-edge for building products, materials, design methods and technology.

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Lightning Dangers Emphasized During Building Safety and Electrical Safety Months

As warm weather approaches, lightning protection becomes paramount…
MARYVILLE, Mo. (May 14, 2019) — With the summer storm season just ahead, building managers and owners must be ready to protect lives and property against lightning strikes, says the Lightning Protection Institute, a not-for-profit, nationwide group dedicated to promoting lightning awareness, education and safety.

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Build & Protect April 2019 Edition

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