Lightning Survivor Featured Speaker at 74th Annual Lightning Protection Conference
HARTFORD, Conn., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Utley, lightning strike survivor and founder of Struckbylightning.org, will be a featured speaker at the 74th annual LPI/ULPA conference on March 16, 2006 at the Marriott Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel in Irving, Texas. Sponsored by the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the United Lightning Protection Association (ULPA), the conference will feature presentations from lightning protection experts and industry authorities throughout the U.S. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060314/NETU001 ) Utley is an acclaimed presenter and motivational speaker, who has appeared in numerous TV weather specials and programs, such as National Geographic, the CBS Early Show and NBC's Today Show. His writings have been featured in several publications, including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Cape Cod Times. Utley was a featured speaker at the recent 2006 National Severe Weather Workshop in Midwest County, Oklahoma, a safety forum for academia, emergency management and NOAA representatives. "Michael's inspiring story is a remarkable feat of survival that teaches the importance of lightning safety," said Brig. Gen. Jack Kelly, USAF (ret.), deputy under secretary for oceans and atmosphere and former director of NOAA's National Weather Service. "His vital presentation has been enthusiastically received by students, teachers and many groups across the country. His organization, Struckbylightning.org, continues to be an important source of education for the public and support for those who have been hit by lightning." The LPI is a nationwide not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to promote lightning protection education, awareness and safety. For more information about the 2006 LPI/ULPA conference, visit the LPI website at http://www.lightning.org. Contact: Kim Loehr Lightning Safety Alliance http://www.lightningsafetyalliance.org 804-314-8955 or 804-272-1627
SOURCE Lightning Safety Alliance
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