DID YOU KNOW?
Wildfires have been around for thousands of years and can happen almost anywhere, causing catastrophic damage to property. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, almost 59,000 wildfires burned over 10.1 million acres across the United States in 2020.
Helping you protect your people and property from wildfires is a top priority for us. We've gathered valuable information and resources that can help you reduce your exposure and better prepare should a wildfire threaten your community.
Use the following information to learn more about wildfire prevention, safety and more.
- Reduce Your Risk from Wildfires
- Prepare for Wildfire
- What to Do if a Wildfire is Approaching
- IBHS Wildfire Risk Research
- CAL FIRE Fire-Resistant Landscaping
IBHS - Wildfire: Why Only Half This Home Caught Fire
Regional wildfire retrofit guides
Wildfire risks can vary from region to region and are highly dependent on the quality of statewide and/or local building codes, types of building styles and topography.
To address these unique risks, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) developed these regional guides which include risk assessment checklists and a cost estimator to help organizations prioritize necessary retrofit projects.
The resources below can help you better prepare your organization for the threat of wildfire.
- Wildfire Maintenance Plan
- IBHS EZ-Prep Program - Emergency Preparedness Guide
- IBHS OFB-EZ Toolkit - Business Continuity Guide
Wildfire research fact sheets
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) partnered with IBHS to highlight their forward-thinking research and develop a series of wildfire resources to establish stronger, more prepared communities.
- Attic and Crawl Space Vents
- Exterior Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Spread on Ember-Ignited Decks
CM Wildfire Solutions™
We're dedicated to leveraging our years of experience and network of partnerships to take a multi-step approach to help protect customers and their property from wildfires in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Translating research into action
We partner with IBHS to help protect organizations from natural disasters, such as wildfires, and offer industry-leading research to ensure the safety of your people.