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Build & Protect Newsletter, Fall 2018 Edition

Download the October 2018 edition of Build & Protect here. 

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Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of fire?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13…
For Immediate Release

MARYVILLE, Mo. — October 8, 2018 — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time smoke is visible or an alarm sounds.

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Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of FIRE?

In support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018

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With Lightning Hitting Home for Too Many, Should Homeowners get Enlightened about the Threat?

…It’s the middle of the night when you and your family are awakened by a loud boom of a thunder-clap. Your windows rattle as you feel your house shake. Your instincts tell you your home has been struck by lightning, but what should you do?

“Anyone who suspects a lightning strike to their home should immediately check their enclosed spaces, like the attic and basement—even if the smoke alarm isn’t sounding and even if you don’t smell smoke,” said Georgia State Fire Marshal, Dwayne Garriss.

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LPI Sponsors 34th International Conference on Lightning Protection in Rzeszow, Poland

…LPI is a proud sponsor of the 34th International Conference on Lightning Protection, which will be held in Rzeszow, Poland on September 2-7, 2018. Hosted by the Rzeszow University of Technology, the ICLP 2018 Conference continues a tradition of the preceding ICLP programs by offering an exchange platform of scientific and technical information related to lightning research and lightning protection.

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Join LPI at the NASFM Conference!

National Association of State Fire Marshals Annual Conference
August 13 – August 15, 2018
Grand Summit Hotel
4000 Canyons Drive
Park City, UT 84098
Visit http://www.firemarshals.org/AnnualConference/ for more information.

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Lightning, fires and apartments: Who’s counting the strikes and calling the shots?

…According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016.  How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, but a quick Google search of the words “lightning, fires and apartments” reveals news accounts of dozens of lightning-sparked property losses throughout the country–and that’s just this summer.

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