Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Understanding Detection, Modeling & The Potential for Smoke Claims

Where & When:

August 26

 2 P.M. ET / 11 A.M. PT

What to Expect:

The IBHS team will cover how to detect wildfire smoke plumes to understand their coverage using radar and satellite data. Modeling the progression of smoke plumes and the associated air quality. We partnered with member companies to explore claims from fires of 2017 and 2018 to understand where claims occur relative to the smoke plume, correlations between claims and modeled smoke plumes and loss relative to structural damage. We will also provide tips for claims adjusters in how to understand smoke plumes and their likelihood to cause loss.

Covering these wildfires:

  • October 2017 – Atlas, Nuns, Pocket, and Tubbs Fires (Wine Country fires)
  • December 2017 – Thomas Fire
  • November 2018 – Camp Fire
  • November 2018 – Woolsey and Hill Fires  

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Christina Gropp

IBHS experts:

Daniel J. Gorham, Ian Giammanco and Brenna Meisenzahl

Who should watch:

Member company staff in loss control, modeling, claims, marketing, product management, research, underwriting, and any others who are interested.

Note: This is a Members-Only Event. Although you do not need to register for the event, you will need to be logged-in to view the Live Broadcast. If you do not have an IBHS login yet, please click here to register.

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Additional Resources:

  IBHS Wildfire Smoke Claims Study Summary

  IBHS Smoke Impact Tips for Claims Adjusters