WDS Wildfire Loss Prevention Services provide insurers a more thorough understanding of elevated risks, while creating a more “fire-hardened” book of business. WDS provides services to design or update underwriting requirements, analyze geographic and site data to identify wildfire risk level and educate policyholders on steps to reduce risk to their property prior to a wildfire event. To deliver wildfire loss prevention programs, WDS provides a host of selections to address insurer wildfire program requirements including:
Property risk analysis
On-site consultation and education
WDSpro mobile application [pat. pend.] (on-site data collection tool to assess risk)
Fire officer (expert) reviews, and
Wildfire report production
This combination of elements creates a wildfire assessment process; an underwriting supplement to evaluate wildfire threat level and address any necessary mitigation required before binding new policies or annual renewal of policies. WDS is currently performing approximately 10,000 wildfire assessments per year, which reflects our position as the largest national provider of NWCG 310-1 (National Wildfire Training Code) qualified wildfire risk assessment services.
Using established state and federal guidelines, wildfire research and WDS insurer services program experience, WDS can design and provide support to update our insurer’s wildfire underwriting requirements.
This program provides a concierge-style “boots-on-the-ground” inspection of the property.
This cutting edge WDS program is extremely cost-effective through mobile technology and is intended to create solutions for our insurers for a very small cost of insured value.
Following the site visit/inspection a final report is produced to assist in underwriting and mitigation decisions.
WDS enhances policyholder wildfire education by conducting site visits/inspections using professional firefighters to provide the policyholder with firsthand experience from real firefighters with mitigation recommendations.
WDS can provide tailored products to meet varying situations and to support an insurer wildfire loss prevention objective.
Post mitigation inspections are performed to ensure that the policyholder took actions necessary to meet insurer wildfire underwriting requirements and ensure mitigation actions are maintained on the property.
For more information on programs or services contact WDS Corporate Office at 406.446.3646
For fire response related inquiries during a wildfire contact our operations center at 877.323.4730 x. 1