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May 4, 2018

Celebrating International Firefighters’ Day

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day, a time to honor the dedicated men and women who put themselves at risk to protect our communities and, of course, to remember…

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April 12, 2018

Verisk records 8.9 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk reached a national milestone this past February with the recording of 8.9 million hydrants in its GIS fire hydrant database. The GIS database is the only one of…

London Grenfell Fire
January 3, 2018

The danger of combustible exteriors on tall buildings

In the wake of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the London Fire Brigade asked Verisk to perform an analysis on buildings in the UK that have similar characteristics to…

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December 12, 2017

Still-raging Thomas Fire proves tough challenge for firefighters

Using FireLine—Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool—to analyze risk factors seen within the Thomas Fire’s perimeter, Verisk has determined that areas considered to be…

Air Attack On The Thomas Fire
December 8, 2017

California's December wildfires: Assessing the risk

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas of California, we used FireLine—Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool.

Devastation From California Wildfires
November 17, 2017

AIR updates insured loss estimates for California wildfires

Verisk’s AIR Worldwide has updated its loss estimates for the recent California Wildfires after analyzing findings from its damage survey conducted during the week of…

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October 27, 2017

AIR estimates losses for California wildfires

Verisk's AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from the Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns, Atlas, Redwood, and Sulphur fires in California will be between $2 to $3…

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October 19, 2017

California’s wildfires: A preliminary view of insured loss

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas in California, Verisk used FireLine—our wildfire risk management tool – to analyze two of the largest…

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October 9, 2017

Sprinkler Plan Review Service benefits insurers, developers, and municipalities

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA 13 has long been the gold standard for reviewing the installation of fire sprinkler systems.

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July 31, 2017

Escaping ‘escape room’ risk

Escape rooms, where, for a fee, people are intentionally locked in and must find clues and solve intellectual puzzles in a certain amount of time to escape, are popular.…

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July 12, 2017

Key findings from the 2017 Verisk wildfire risk analysis

California emerged from a long drought only to plunge into a heightened wildfire season. In fact, wildfires are up in many of the 13 wildfire-prone states Verisk analyzed…

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July 11, 2017

Report sparks conversation about fires by occupancy or property type

Although commercial fires are less frequent than residential fires, the property damage these incidents cause is disproportionately higher, with losses in manufacturing…

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May 3, 2017

The critical function of water in fighting fire risk

A community’s water supply is something insurers need to consider to properly manage risks and underwrite policies. This article examines three major impacts on water for…

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April 10, 2017

Human activity dramatically increases the duration of wildfire season

According to a report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "human-ignited wildfires accounted for 84 percent of all wildfires,…

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March 23, 2017

Building green—and the risks for commercial properties

The green building trend is a positive one, but insurers need to consider the risks involved with covering these properties.

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