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08:48 ET ESFI and LPI Warn of Lightning's Lingering and Costly Threat to Property Owners

With the Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing through November, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning...


Apr 27, 2017, 08:53 ET Lightning Protection Institute Expresses Concerns about a Common Gas Piping

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is telling its members to take liability precautions when installing lightning protection systems (LPS) on...


Oct 10, 2016, 09:10 ET Prevention is Key to Reducing Home Fire Risks; Including Blazes Sparked by Lightning

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that home fires account for $6-8 billion in property damage in the U.S. Many of these...


Sep 09, 2016, 08:50 ET Lightning Protection Institute Joins State Fire Marshals in Effort to Reduce Fire Risk Present in Millions of U.S. Homes

 The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is joining forces with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to improve safety...


Jun 19, 2016, 08:50 ET Lightning Safety and Lightning Protection: Separating Fact from Fiction

 As new and old myths about lightning continue to circulate through the internet and social media, it's hard to know how to separate fact from...


Dec 07, 2015, 08:55 ET Advancing Building Resilience: Growth of Sustainable Energy Technology Makes Lightning Protection Systems Increasingly Critical

The continued growth of sustainable energy technology, eco-friendly building materials and smart structure automation has necessitated upgrades and...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:55 ET Loehr Wins High Honors at National Federation of Press Women Conference

Kimberly Loehr, communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), was awarded five journalism awards in the 2015 National...


Jun 19, 2015, 08:55 ET Lightning's Dangers Hit Home in Eye-Opening PSA

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), a non-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and protection education, is unveiling an...


Jan 14, 2015, 09:10 ET Lightning Protection Institute Launches New Interactive Website: lightning.org

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI)  is excited to launch a new version of its website at www.lightning.org in association with the...


Jan 09, 2015, 11:14 ET Industry Experts Say Quality Control is Key Component of Lightning Protection System Installation

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is expanding its commitment to increase best practices in lightning protection specification, installation...


Oct 08, 2014, 08:50 ET Fire Stations Seeing Fewer Lightning-Related Losses Thanks to Efforts of Building Lightning Safe Communities Campaign

Fire stations across the country are seeing fewer lightning-related losses thanks to a safety initiative that continues to provide complimentary...


Sep 10, 2014, 08:55 ET LPI reminds homeowners to be storm smart about lightning during National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and the perfect time to sharpen your storm survival skills. Knowing what to do before the storm hits...


Jun 24, 2014, 11:35 ET Lightning Protection Institute Illuminates Lightning Dangers With New PSA

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education, unveiled an eye-opening...


Mar 25, 2014, 08:50 ET Need for Quality Control for Lightning Protection Emphasized by Industry Experts

 A diverse group of lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors recently met at the 82nd annual LPI/ULPA Lightning Protection...


Oct 03, 2013, 08:55 ET Unapproved Lightning Protection Devices Fail to Prevent Fires at Oil Refineries

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is reminding engineers and building planners to carefully review their specifications for lightning...


May 16, 2013, 08:55 ET Engineers Urged to Specify Recognized and Tested Standards for Lightning Protection during Electrical Safety Month

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


Mar 05, 2013, 08:55 ET LPI Shares Lightning Safety & Protection Resources as a "Force of Nature" during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

 In conjunction with National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is reminding its...


Feb 20, 2013, 08:50 ET Lightning Safe Communities Campaign to Provide Complimentary Lightning Protection Systems for Fire Stations

MARYVILLE, Mo., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is sponsoring a "Campaign to Help Build...


Feb 28, 2012, 16:04 ET Reporters Looking For Experts on Lightning Safety and Protection Systems Can Contact the Lightning Protection Institute

Lightning protection experts, engineers and safety directors will be meeting in Singer Island this week (2/28 – 3/2) to discuss the latest...


Jun 19, 2011, 08:40 ET LPI and NFPA Partner to Reduce Risks from Lightning

* In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, 2011 The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the National Fire...


Jun 17, 2011, 11:30 ET With Wildfires Raging, Governor Perry Proclaims Lightning Safety Awareness Week as Experts Kick-off Educational Initiative in Texas

As wildfires destroy thousands of acres in Texas, with some triggered by lightning, Governor Rick Perry declares June 19-25, 2011, Lightning Safety...


Mar 03, 2011, 08:50 ET Lightning Protection Institute Announces Inspection Program

Lightning is the most frequently experienced weather peril, and its destructive electricity is responsible for billions of dollars in losses to...


Jun 20, 2010, 09:10 ET Costly Lightning Losses Can Be Prevented

*In Support of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 20-26, 2010 Hurricanes and tornadoes receive the news coverage, but according to...


Jun 25, 2009, 08:45 ET FLASH and LPI Partner to Promote Lightning Safety and Awareness

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes--FLASH(R) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) are joining forces to promote public awareness about...


Jun 22, 2008, 01:00 ET Lightning Safety Campaign Stresses Risk Reduction and Responsibility

MARYVILLE, Mo., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reducing the risk of being struck by lightning and taking individual responsibility is the...