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  • November 15, 2016
  • PCI Announces Grant for Boulder County's Wildfire Partners' Mitigation Program
  • DENVER - The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), awarded a $5,000 grant to Boulder County's Wildfire Partners to support the program's work with homeowners living in high-risk wildfire communities to mitigate and prevent damage to homes from wildfires in the wildland urban interface. 

    "PCI is a strong supporter of the public/private collaboration forged by Wildfire Partners to help homeowners take steps to reduce the threat of wildfires," said Kelly Campbell, PCI's vice president for state government relations.  "Insurers are there to help families rebuild after wildfires, but we know prioritizing preparation before the fire can save homes and lives. We are providing this grant to support the critical mitigation work Wildfire Partners is doing that has proven to make a difference when the sparks begin to fly."

    Wildfire Partners was launched in 2014 with more than 35 partner organizations under the leadership of Boulder County with the goal to help homeowners reduce risk to their properties from wildfires. To date 800 homeowners have participated in the program that provides technical expertise and property inspections, grants and a consumer hotline. 

    "With 1.8 million homes under threat of wildfires in 13 western states, mitigation must be done to protect these home built in high-risk environments," said Campbell. "We hope Wildfire Partners can be a model program for other states to follow in order to better prepare and protect homeowners, renters and firefighters."

  • PCI promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write $202 billion in annual premium, 35 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 42 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 27 percent of the homeowners market, 33 percent of the commercial property and liability market and 34 percent of the private workers compensation market.
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