Great Walls of Fire!
Fencing Considerations for Wildfire Prevention

Fences (and walls) have been around since ancient times. They are functional, provide privacy, and keep cities, businesses and homes secure. However, during a wildfire, a fence may do more harm than good.

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The Heat Is On! – Protecting Your Home against Wildfire with Defensible and Survivable Space

Many parts of the southwestern United States have already experienced record-breaking heat, and indications point to more of the same in the months ahead. As a result, all of that green, lush vegetation that sprouted this spring is now curing and rapidly drying out. The result is a light flashy fuel that is easily ignited and can quickly spread fire to other vegetation, trees, and unfortunately for too many, their homes. Continue reading

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Could Your Driveway Gate Lock Out Emergency Responders?

Perimeter walls, gates and fences do a great job of maintaining privacy, but these physical barriers could also delay help during an emergency. When a call for help is received, first responders need immediate access to gated properties – and … Continue reading

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Prevent Wildfires – Do A Fall Cleanup!

We’ve all heard of conducting a spring cleanup around our homes – but what about a fall cleanup? As fire season seems to linger on longer every year, homeowners should understand that the best way to protect themselves from the … Continue reading

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Resistive Building Materials For Wildfire Defense

Advances in construction materials over the years have added an extra layer of security for those who are building or renovating homes in high-risk wildfire areas.

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Chased by Fire

Wildfires can move swiftly and leave a path of destruction. Often, homeowners are forced to evacuate their homes quickly as burning embers drop from the sky. At other times, homeowners have days to prepare for an evacuation.

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Declare Independence from Wildfire

Fireworks, barbecues and campfires are some of the most popular activities for Americans as they celebrate Independence Day. They are also three activities that can inadvertently start wildfires. As record heat grips much of the United States this July, firefighting … Continue reading

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Texas Wildfire Season: Last Year’s Wake-Up Call

Texas had its most destructive wildfire season on record in 2011. But less than six months ago, Glenn Tompkins struggled to convince customers in the Lone Star State to sign up for Chubb’s Wildfire Defense Services, a loss prevention service … Continue reading

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Wildfires: Hoping to Avoid 2011 Repeat

The threat of wildfires may be months away for most people living in the Western United States, but for those living in Texas, the wildfire season is already upon them. The 2011 wildfire season in Texas was one for the … Continue reading

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