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Oct 06, 2019, 08:56 ET What You Need to Know about Fire, Lightning and Lightning-Sparked Fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing...


Jun 24, 2019, 11:08 ET Lightning: The Weather Threat that Affects Most People, in Most Regions, Most of the Time

Despite being the weather threat that impacts the most people, most of the time and in most areas of the U.S., lightning remains a misunderstood and...


Jun 06, 2019, 09:26 ET Building Lightning Safe Communities: An Architect's Perspective

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is working to shine a spotlight on the lightning hazard and expand its "building lightning safe communities" ...


Apr 18, 2019, 09:01 ET Lightning Protection Institute Announces National Lightning Safety Initiative

The Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program ("LPI-IP"), announces its national lightning safety initiative, "Double Check." Check 1. Have a ...


Dec 31, 2018, 10:36 ET Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the ...


Oct 08, 2018, 13:58 ET Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of fire?

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...


Jun 21, 2018, 02:17 ET Protecting "People, Property and Places" is LPI's Focus of this Year's National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 24-30

More people are killed and injured by lightning during the summer months than any other time of year. Many lightning deaths and injuries in the U.S....


May 07, 2018, 08:35 ET Building Safety Month Is Right Time To Assess Lightning's Dangers

Lightning poses a threat to life and property, with structural fires regularly caused due to either a direct strike or because lightning's...


Apr 09, 2018, 07:53 ET Lightning Protection Inspection Program Expands Services to Meet Industry Needs for Quality Control and Service

Increased education about lightning losses and the availability of safety standard-compliant lightning protection is furthering an understanding of...


Sep 19, 2017, 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 Protection ...


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 fires ...


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 measures...


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 fallacy ...


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 25, 2015, 08:55 ET Mitigation Partners Team-Up for "Protect Your Home in a FLASH" Video to Help Educate Homeowners about Reducing Dangerous and Costly Lightning Losses

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting lightning safety, awareness and education has teamed up with the...


Jun 21, 2015, 08:20 ET Partners Gather in NH to Recognize Park for StormReady Efforts at 15th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week Kickoff

Partners from the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) the National Weather Service (NWS) and Mount Washington...


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...


Jun 10, 2015, 08:20 ET Lightning Protection Institute to Kickoff 15th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), is partnering with the National Weather Service (NWS) to organize several educational and awareness-driven...


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...