Michele Steinberg

New video highlights key research on home ignition during wildfires

Blog Post created by Michele Steinberg Employee on Nov 10, 2015

Can your home survive a wildfire? Dr. Jack Cohen thinks so. He demonstrates how Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire in a new NFPA video featuring recent findings from IBHS Research Center experiments with home ignitions from embers. Dr. Cohen's extensive research into why some homes burn and some survive in extreme wildfires is highlighted as well.

 

Grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and learn more about what you can do around your home to give it a much better chance to resist ignitions from embers and flames. You'll see dramatic footage from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center's ember experiments on homes. You'll watch Jack evaluate a home for its ignition potential. And you'll hear about a couple who applied all the knowledge derived from home ignition research to their new home in Colorado, and their success in surviving an extreme wildfire.

 

As Jack says, "If your home doesn't ignite, it doesn't burn." What can you do to give your home a fighting chance against wildfire ignition? Watch this video and find out!

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