Wildfire Prepared Home is Your Pathway to Better Protection Against Wildfire
Most homes ignited in a wildfire will be completely destroyed. Wildfire Prepared Home guides you through a series of actions that address vulnerabilities to heat, flames, and embers to reduce the chance your home will ignite.
It’s more than luck. Research identifies 3 key areas of the home.
Years of IBHS research and the latest wildfire science show you can reduce the risk of home ignition with mitigation actions focused on the roof, specific building features, and defensible space.
Program Benefits at a Glance
Wildfire Prepared Home™ is a voluntary, research-based mitigation program designed to meaningfully reduce wildfire risk.
The requirements of this program are based on years of scientific research by IBHS and the broader fire protection community.
The program is backed by the insurance industry.
A third-party verification process and designation from IBHS will provide peace of mind the next time wildfire threatens.
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How We Created the Standard
The IBHS Research Center is the only place in the world where scientists can recreate full-scale ember storms to understand a home’s vulnerability to this threat. Our wildfire experts have spent years studying effective mitigation techniques through lab studies and post-disaster investigations to see how wildfires ignite homes in the real world—all of which inform the requirements of Wildfire Prepared Home. Now you can use this science to better protect your home.
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