California Commissioner, Emergency Agencies Issue ‘Safer From Wildfires’ Framework

February 14, 2022

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and emergency management leaders in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Administration on Monday announced “Safer from Wildfires,” an insurance framework that incorporates wildfire safety measures while intending to make homes and businesses more resilient.

“Safer from Wildfires” is a three-layer plan that lists actions to protect the structure, the immediate surroundings, and the entire community.

Lara initiated the partnership in February 2021 with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the California Public Utilities Commission after hearing about this issue in meetings with of homeowners across California.

The Safer from Wildfires framework includes community-wide approaches designed to help prevent wildfires from catching and spreading to other homes and businesses in the neighborhood.

The list of proposed mitigation actions is available to download from the California Department of Insurance website.


Topics California Catastrophe Natural Disasters Agencies Wildfire

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