Media Releases 2012
July 11, 2012
Be Wise, FireSmart Your Home this Wildfire Season
JULY 11, 2012 (TORONTO) – As summer temperatures rise, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) urges vulnerable Canadians to take precautions to “FireSmart” their homes.
“As past summers have taught us, wildfire danger will be affecting many communities this season. Canadians should consider these safety tips to protect your family and property,” says Ralph Palumbo, vice-president, Ontario with IBC.
Wildfires move fast, can change direction unexpectedly and are often difficult to contain. The unpredictable nature of such events is what poses the most significant threat to homeowners and the community at large.
Are you prepared? Consider these FireSmart tips:
For more tips on how to FireSmart your home click here:
Are you covered?
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $40 billion.
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