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Jun 28, 2014, 08:45 ET
The Lightning Protection Institute and the Lightning Safety Alliance are partnering to  provide lightning protection systems for vulnerable fire stations across the U.S. in conjunction with the Building Lightning Safe Communities initiative. (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance)

Building Lightning Safe Communities Initiative Provides Lightning Protection System for Historic Connecticut Fire Station

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are sponsoring a "Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign" as...

Jun 19, 2014, 08:55 ET

Lightning Protection Institute Sponsors Press Conference & Workshop

Members of the media are invited to join the Lightning Protection Institute and partners at the University of Maryland on June 24 for an exclusive...

Jan 09, 2014, 09:05 ET
Eleanor Vallier-Talbot, meteorologist and outreach coordinator for NOAA/National Weather Service in Boston/Taunton, Mass reminded Red Sox fans at Fenway Park to heed Leon the Lightning Lion's message of "When thunder roars, go indoors!" during Lightning Safety Awareness Week last June. (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance)

Non-profits Share Top Five Lightning Protection and Lightning Safety Awareness Success Stories of 2013

In 2013, two non-profits, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) expanded their commitment to lightning...

Dec 19, 2013, 08:55 ET

New Applications for Lightning Protection Cited in 2014 Safety Standard Document

The newly-released 2014 edition of NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems includes several new applications and...

Dec 11, 2013, 11:44 ET

Proposed Disaster Savings Measure Provides Incentives for Homeowners to Safeguard Their Property

A savings incentive is on the horizon for mitigation-minded homeowners who take measures to safeguard their property from natural disasters and...

Oct 08, 2013, 09:05 ET
The Building Lightning Safe Communities campaign is helping to safeguard at-risk fire stations, like the one shown here in Argyle, Texas, from the hazards of lightning. Photo insert shows a close-up of a strike termination device (lightning rod); a component of the standard-compliant lightning protection system.  (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance)

LPI Expands Fire Prevention Week Effort to Provide $100,000 in Lightning Protection System Donations for Fire Stations

A campaign that began a year ago to support Sparky the Fire Dog®'s "Wish List" has successfully provided complimentary lightning protection...

Jun 21, 2013, 14:15 ET
Lightning safety experts join forces in Colorado to launch awareness campaign about nature's underrated risk.  (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance)

Lightning Safety Awareness Week Kick-off Promotes "Building Lightning Safe Communities" Campaign in Parker, CO

Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper is declaring June 23-29, 2013 Lightning Safety Awareness Week, noting that education is key to understanding...

Nov 30, 2012, 11:35 ET
Homeowners looking to secure insurance incentives for lightning protection systems may want to contact their insurance providers to determine their eligibility for discounts or premium credits.   (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance, STOCK4B Creative/STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images)

Homeowners Encouraged to Ask Insurance Providers about Policy Credits for Lightning Protection Systems

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Similar to other home security measurers that reduce expected losses for insurers,...

Oct 07, 2012, 08:55 ET
Homeowners looking to secure insurance incentives for lightning protection systems may want to contact their insurance providers to determine their eligibility for discounts or premium credits.   (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance, STOCK4B Creative/STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images)

LPI Announces Campaign to Help Build Lightning Safe Communities in Conjunction with Fire Prevention Week

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is showing its support for Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, and reaching out to fire departments...

Jul 10, 2012, 08:55 ET

Lightning Research at Langmuir Laboratory Continues Through Memorial Fund

MARYVILLE, Mo., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Researchers at Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research at the New Mexico...

Jun 21, 2012, 14:50 ET

Mayor Proclaims Lightning Safety Awareness Week as Experts Kick-off Educational Initiative with Tampa Bay Hockey Legend

 City of Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn is declaring June 24-30, 2012, Lightning Safety Awareness Week, noting that education is the key to...

May 22, 2012, 08:55 ET

Lightning Safety Initiative Provides Critical Resources for Recreational Facilities to Protect Against Nature's Underrated Risk

New website connects facilities and patrons with educational materials The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the Lightning Safety...

Apr 17, 2012, 08:55 ET

Scientists Cite Failure of Non-Standard Lightning Rods in Death of Adventure Island Lifeguard

A report released late last week by Z. A. Hartono and I. Robiah, two of the world's leading experts on lightning safety, raises serious questions...

Jan 11, 2012, 08:50 ET
Miss Ohio, Ellen Bryan is promoting lightning safety awareness at the Miss America pageant competition in Las Vegas on January 14, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/Lightning Safety Alliance)

Miss America Hopeful Aids Effort to Reduce Lightning Deaths and Injuries

  HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio's contestant in the upcoming Miss America pageant never dreamed...

Nov 10, 2011, 11:19 ET

9/11 Opinion Survey Reveals Concerns about Terrorism and Natural Disasters as Americans Invest in Protection Measures to Safeguard Families and Property

Industry Experts Urge Caution in Hiring Contractors to Protect Homes With the nation set to recognize Veteran's Day amid war coverage and news...

Oct 28, 2011, 16:01 ET

Deadly Weather in 2011 Fuels Demand for Technologies to Limit Nature's Destructive Force

Lightning Protection Systems Hailed as Affordable Way to Minimize Damage  At the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) Annual...

Oct 13, 2011, 10:48 ET

From Nursing Home Deaths to the Destruction of Sir Richard Branson's Home, Lightning Causing Notable Losses in 2011

Fire Prevention Week Underscores Hazard of Lightning to Life and Property As 2011's Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States (Oct. 9...

Sep 15, 2011, 08:55 ET

Great Hurricane Blowout Sweepstakes Awards LPI-Certified Lightning Protection System to N.C. Homeowner

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) have named the winner of the Great Hurricane Blowout July...

May 25, 2011, 08:40 ET

ESFI and LPI Warn against Lightning's Underrated Dangers

May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are...

Oct 05, 2010, 08:40 ET

Fire Safety Education Can Reduce Risks from Lightning

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) are teaming up to remind fire professionals about the importance of...

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