5 ways to prepare for wildfire season

5 ways to prepare for wildfire season

BC residents are no stranger to wildfires. In fact, the 2020 wildfire season reported 14,536 hectares burned and $193.7 billion in damages. (British Columbia).

Did you know?

In some cases, being within an 80km radius of a wildfire can disqualify you from obtaining insurance coverage or adding coverage to an existing policy.

5 ways to be fire smart this summer

  • Make sure you have coverage – talk to an advisor.
    Don’t assume you’re covered.
  • Keep and Inventory of what you own
    In the event of a loss due to a wildfire, having a well organized inventory list can assist in the claims process.
  • Make sure you know who to call in the event of a claim
    Have a plan in place in the event of an emergency, including contact numbers and a way to access those numbers. Keep a copy of your insurance policy in your emergency grab and go bag.
  • Have your chimney inspected
    Regular chimney inspections can help avoid unwanted surprises as build up and debris can be a potential fire risk.
  • Clean up dry and dead debris from your property
    The less fuel around your home for wildfires the better!

BC Wildfire Resources

For more information on ways to prepare get in touch with your local Seafirst broker. info@seafirstinsurance.com