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
of wildfires in the U.S.
acres of wildland are converted to WUI daily
of new home development is in the WUI
Insurers are beginning to offer incentives to implement wildfire mitigation techniques:
Home hardening with fire-resistant materials
Community wildfire resilience programs, such as the NFPA’s Firewise USA®
Produce high-resolution loss cost maps to inform rating plans
Assess the probability of a wildland fire spreading through the WUI and urban areas
Cluster wildfires according to industry-standard event definitions
Capture fire branding and embers—the primary way that urban structures are ignited by wildfire