Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
Sorry I did. So wouldn't the ground rod be helpful be helpful in the event of a lightning strike and someone standing near the pole.
If it has lower resistance then the pole base, then it will carry more current then the pole base. You are still in great danger if you are standing near the pole when it gets hit by lightning.

The high voltage and high frequency involved in lightning strikes makes rather high impedance paths for the under 1000 volt wiring systems look like nothing to the lightning strike.