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October 13, 2021

Verisk 2021 wildfire risk analysis provides updated data on rising threat

Fully understanding the peril of wildfire and the primary risk factors involved is crucial to accurate property underwriting. FireLine® Risk Reports can help keep you…

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February 18, 2021

Preparing for a growing peril: The age of the ‘gigafire’ has begun

As dramatic as the statistics surrounding the 2020 wildfire season were, the messages they carry and the questions they raise are even more critical to address.

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February 16, 2021

Mitigate web portal provides free data-driven resources to improve community fire protection

Mitigate provides objective, countrywide fire protection data to help fire protection officials evaluate and improve their emergency preparedness.

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April 22, 2020

The nuances of fire station type in predicting future losses

A new Verisk study shows how fire station type fares in predicting fire loss, alone and in combination with ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC).

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February 12, 2019

ISO recognized for commitment to disaster safety and resilience

Verisk's ISO business has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), a nonprofit organization that works to…

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February 11, 2019

California wildfire destruction aligns with identified risks

Property destruction from the November 2018 Camp and Woolsey Fires in California shows a strong correlation with areas identified as at risk by FireLine®, Verisk’s…

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January 4, 2019

Hot in here: Why it’s getting harder to fight house fires

It’s important for insurers to understand advances in fire science and how they assess a community’s adaptation to evolving challenges in fire protection.

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December 10, 2018

How understanding high-performing fire departments can help insurers

ISO’s Community Hazard Mitigation works closely with fire departments and communities through our Public Protection Classification (PPC®) program, which develops…

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November 9, 2018

Special Hazard Zones capture wildfire risk beyond the flames

When wildfires hit populated areas, flames may not be the only cause of insured loss. Beyond the perimeter of a fire, smoke and ash can damage properties that don’t…

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October 11, 2018

Preventing fires at waste and recycling centers

How does a large commercial facility with a working automatic sprinkler system burn to the ground and create a cloud of smoke so big it registers on weather radar maps?

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October 4, 2018

Wyoming fires’ growing footprint threatens hundreds of homes

Wildfires continue to burn near the Wyoming/Colorado border, and the largest, most destructive ones—the Roosevelt, Marten Creek, and Ryan fires—are at various stages of…

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September 7, 2018

PPC: Evaluating fire protection at the grass roots

Insurers measuring the level of protection in a community need to know which station responds first to every address, who and what are inside those stations, where the…

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August 13, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire, California’s largest, keeps burning

Verisk's FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of the Mendocino Complex Fire area as at risk, with over 94 percent at high or extreme risk.

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August 1, 2018

Slow progress reported against destructive Carr Fire

FireLine, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool, is guiding analysis of risk factors seen within the Carr Fire’s perimeter. FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of…

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June 25, 2018

Educating the community on fire safety—the benefit to insurers

ISO Community Hazard Mitigation actively works with fire departments, building departments, water suppliers, and municipalities with our Public Protection Classification…