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Fire Prevention

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.

December 22, 2016

The pros and cons of solar panels

Weighing the pros and cons of solar roofs from an environmental and safety perspective.

December 13, 2016

Why was Gatlinburg destroyed?

Catastrophic wildfires claimed 14 lives and destroyed nearly 1,700 homes in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in early December 2016.

December 1, 2016

Fire trends in multifamily housing

Advances in automatic fire and smoke detection, central station alarms, and automatic sprinklers have helped property losses decline slightly in the last decade—but…

November 29, 2016

Workers' comp in a tight spot

Although workers compensation insurers strive to identify and mitigate risks and appropriately underwrite workplaces, tight spots often present unique challenges.

October 7, 2016

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell on WUI risk

One of the central topics facing the fire service is the fact that trends indicate fire risk has been growing in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

June 1, 2016

Wildland-urban interface risks are increasing

According to Tom Harbour, former director of the United States Forest Service (USFS), 2015 was a record year for the national fire season.

June 1, 2016

The difference between FireLine and PPC

Fire. It’s a basic combination of three elements that surround us every day: heat, fuel, and oxygen.

May 1, 2016

National Fire Sprinkler Association President Shane Ray on new directions

In an interview with Tom Weber, Ray talks about his leadership style, his plans for the NFSA, and the challenges ahead for the organization.

March 17, 2016

Drought projections put insurers on wildfire alert

Since 2000, fire seasons have grown longer and the frequency, size, and severity of wildland fires have increased.

March 17, 2016

What’s wrong with this picture?

I heard a story once that an advertising executive came up with the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” for an ad.

March 7, 2016

Making temporary housing safer

Sometimes you look at a problem or challenge and say to yourself, “Sure, that’s an easy fix.”

March 7, 2016

The high frequency of fires in grocery and convenience stores

According to the December 2015 report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), grocery and convenience stores have the highest frequency for fire…

April 1, 2015

Verisk records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States

Verisk GIS database records 7.5 million fire hydrants in the United States, including the precise location and condition of each.

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