National Lightning Safety Awareness Week takes place this year, June 18th – 24th. As one of Florida’s largest and oldest professional lightning and surge protection specialists, Bonded Lightning uses the occasion to remind Florida’s residents of the serious danger lightning presents. With more than 3,500 strikes per day during Florida’s peak rainy season, the lightning danger is clear, present and frequent. Bonded Lightning President Patrick Dillon commented, “This is the perfect time to remind Floridians to be vigilant about protecting their personal safety, their pets and livestock, their property and technology assets and infrastructure, at home and in their places of work.”
Begun in 2001, National Lightning Safety Awareness Week draws attention to what the National Lightning Safety Council calls this “underrated killer.” The Council recognizes National Lightning Safety Awareness Week as a unique opportunity to provide the public with safety information about lightning….
Bonded Lightning Protection recently completed the installation of a lightning protection system at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. Located at 5444 Haverhill Rd, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the new spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Bonded’s lightning protection system protects the facility, and all its 160 acres of multi-purpose fields, by diverting lightning’s destructive power safely into the ground. The system’s design protects lives, electronic and technological infrastructure….
Bonded Lightning Protection today announced completion of a lightning protection system on the recently renovated Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The stadium is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Should lightning strike the facility, the protection system installed on the stadium’s new canopy roof diverts lightning’s destructive power safely into the ground, protecting lives, electronic and technological infrastructure.
“South Florida is one of the most lightning prone area in the country,” said Bonded Lighting Vice President Mike Dillon, “Hard Rock Stadium is more susceptible to lightning activity than any other NFL facility….
Bonded Lightning has named Kevin Ahearn West Coast Division Manager, expanding resources and the company’s presence to Tampa, Florida. Ahearn’s 31 years at Bonded Lightning’s Jupiter, Florida location led to his recent promotion. In his previous position as Project Manager, Ahearn was responsible for several of the company’s major projects, including Marlins Stadium, Bank Atlantic Center and Palm Beach International Airport.
Vice President Mike Dillon commented, “Kevin has seen it all in his three decades with our company….
Our Tampa Division Manager, Kevin Ahearn, spoke to FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay about lightning protection and what’s really at stake during a storm.
“It gives lightning the least resistance to ground, so, to carry the strike to the ground will protect the structure,” Ahearn explained. “If the lightning is going to strike, it’s gonna strike here no matter what. But, instead of going through the structure, it’s going to occur above the roof and go up.”…