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April 18, 2019

Reflections from the Camp Fire

In Paradise, California, after the historic Camp Fire, the sights were familiar to veterans of past fires but startling to visitors seeing a major wildfire scene for the…

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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 13, 2018

Raging California wildfires burn thousands of properties

Wildfires in California surpassed 215,000 acres burned as of November 12, destroying thousands of structures, forcing mass evacuations, and reportedly causing 43…

Fires
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 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…

Wildfire Legislation
September 27, 2018

California wildfires spark state insurance legislation

Recent record-breaking, destructive California wildfire seasons highlighted insurance issues that drove the introduction of over 17 bills during the 2017–2018 state…

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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 6, 2018

Trust, experience give PPC an edge in rating fire protection

Fire protection in the United States didn’t grow up overnight. It arose and evolved piece by piece, and to this day, fire protection is changing in large and small ways.…

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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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July 17, 2018

Multiple wildfires scorch U.S. West; 300 structures destroyed

Just four of the dozens of wildfires burning across the western United States have consumed nearly a quarter million acres, killed one person, and destroyed more than 300…

Iso Community Hazard Mitigation
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…

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