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What Homeowners Need to Know about Lightning and its Fire Risk

In Support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14 …

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?

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Lightning and Lightning Protection: Measuring the Tolerable Risk

When considering lightning protection, architects, engineers, safety professionals and building owners typically rely on the NFPA Risk Assessment methodology to determine the risk of damage due to lightning. The risk assessment guide is found in the “Annex L” section of the NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems…, and provides both an at a glance, simplified assessment and a detailed calculation guide to achieve a more in-depth analysis.

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NFPA 780: Setting the Standard for Safe and Effective Lightning Protection

…August 18, 2016 — Safety standards are designed to ensure the safety of products, activities or processes. When it comes to lightning protection, the difference between “safe and effective” lightning protection and “unsafe and ineffective” lightning protection is ultimately related to which guidelines are implemented.

Over the years, LPI has shared a lot of information about the NFPA and UL safety standards for lightning protection.

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