How are you managing a growing wildfire risk in 2018 and beyond?


The record 2017 U.S. wildfire season saw more than USD 13 billion in insured losses.

 

10 million+ acres burned in 2017

4 of the top 20 most destructive California wildfires occurred in 2017

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Humans cause
84%
of wildfires in the U.S.

 

4,000
acres of wildland are converted to WUI daily

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~40%
of new home development is in the WUI


 

Insurers are beginning to offer incentives to implement wildfire mitigation techniques:

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Home hardening with fire-resistant materials


 
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Community wildfire resilience programs, such as the NFPA’s Firewise USA®


 
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Produce high-resolution loss cost maps to inform rating plans


 
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Assess the probability of a wildland fire spreading through the WUI and urban areas


 
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Cluster wildfires according to industry-standard event definitions


 
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Capture fire branding and embers—the primary way that urband structures are ignited by wildfire


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