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A.M. BestTV: Fighting Wildfires Now a Year-Round Event, Says Wildfire Chief Executive Officer

November 30, 2018

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 30, 2018--In this episode of A.M. BestTV, David Torgerson, chief executive officer and founder, Wildfire Defense Systems, said the firm works for a variety of insurers and has seen a steady increase in calls to protect properties in 20 U.S. states. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=privatefire1118 to view the entire program.

Torgerson addressed how wildfires have been on the increase in California.

“When we started in 2008 we would be working robustly for maybe four months and have a shoulder season that extended the season to six months,” said Torgerson. “However, as these years have gone on, and the threat from wildfires has quickly escalated, we presently have situations where we are working year-round.”

Torgerson also spoke about the contribution insurers are providing to educated homeowners and policyholders.

“The insurance industry is in the unique situation of being able to help the homeowner and the policyholder understand their risks and make better decisions. … There is a real opportunity here, and the insurance industry has definitely stepped up to educate those groups,” he said.

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