IBHS Offers Guidance on Reducing Wildfire-Related Damage

04/12/2012
In recognition of Florida Wildfire Awareness Week (April 8 - 15), the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is providing guidance to help property owners reduce their risk of wildfire-related damage. The Florida Forest Service has reported that more than 1,000 wildfires have consumed nearly 20,000 acres in Florida just since the beginning of the year, and the threat of wildfires remains high due to recent dry conditions. "Florida is one the few states that has a year-round wildfire season," said Julie Rochman, IBHS president and CEO, "and current drought conditions -- particularly in the Panhandle -- have heightened the wildfire risk, making preparatio...

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