Homes in the Western United States are particularly vulnerable to the threat of devastating wildfires.
But simple, preventive measures can help better protect your home and property from this potential disaster.
If you live in a wildfire-prone area, we'll not only inspect and review your home for possible threats, we'll suggest measures to help you better protect your property.
We'll also work with local fire services and other agencies to provide additional wildfire safety measures for your home and family.
Through our relationships with trusted associations, we’re committed to educating Private Client agents and policyholders about wildfires to help prevent future losses.
For example, we have partnered with Wildfire Defense Systems Inc. (WDS) to operate and manage our Wildfire Solutions program.
Private Client policyholders in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming have access to these services by WDS:
Loss mitigation consultation: During a site visit, Private Client staff use industry-leading mobile technology to collect information about a client's home and its wildfire threat potential. WDS uses the data to create a customized report detailing fire-safety measures.
Wildfire monitoring and notification: WDS monitors wildfires across the country from an operations center and provides Nationwide Private Client real-time information when fires threaten clients' homes.
Response services: When WDS has been dispatched to a fire, if that fire is determined to be a threat to your residence as determined by a WDS duty officer, WDS may take pre-suppression action it deems necessary. These measures could include sprinkler setup, fuel break preparation and the application of fire blocking gel or retardant. Services are provided based on availability and only when civil authorities grant access within the evacuation zone and conditions are safe for WDS to access your property. Although there is no guarantee the property will be spared fire damage, all reasonable efforts will be made to save the home.
For more information about the Wildfire Solutions program contact a Private Client appointed agent.