North America Wildfire HD Models

Managing Severe Wildfire Risk for Today’s New (ab)Normal

 

Offering the latest science and analytics to take advantage of new growth opportunities for a growing catastrophe risk

 

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Yesterday’s Wildfire Tools Are No Longer Enough

Are your current tools using the latest ember and smoke simulations? Are you looking for greater coverage across the contiguous U.S. and Canada? Are you worried about outdated predictions and increased losses in the next wildfire season?

Climate change is transforming reality, making the past no longer a blue print for the future. If you’re using historical models for your business, you’re driving down the road without a roadmap to accurately identify and manage today’s risk.

The RMS North American Wildfire HD Models can meet the needs for today’s changing wildfire scenario. They provide a more granular and comprehensive approach to underwriting and portfolio management using the latest data analytics that address today’s evolving risk levels.

Solutions Designed to Meet Your Specific Needs

I'm an Underwriter

“I want a comprehensive tool for wildfire hazard that lets me easily differentiate risk at the point of underwriting” (RMS business answer here)

 

I’m a Risk Manager

“I want an easier and more intuitive way to capture the full impact of U.S. and Canadian wildfires at high resolution, including the contribution of embers and smoke beyond the fire perimeter” (RMS business answer here)

I’m a CAT Modeler

“I want realistic fire footprints that granularly address surface fuels, topography, weather conditions, moisture, and fire suppression.” (RMS business answer here)

 

I’m a Portfolio Manager

 “I want to quickly assess opportunities and growth areas to build a diversified coast-to-coast portfolio while confidently managing my capital.” (RMS business answer here)

Market opportunities

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The new realities

  •  More development in fire-prone areas

  • Climate change increasing fire frequency and severity

  • Twentieth century fire suppression has increased burnable vegetation

  • Increased economic costs

 By the Numbers: California’s 2018 Wildfires

 

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Total burned in Camp and Woolsey Fires

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Homes and businesses destroyed

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RMS insured damage estimate for Tubbs and Camp Fires 

(Excluding fire suppression and legal costs)

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Estimated total economic damage in dollars from the 2018 California fires

* Estimated by PBS News

CASE STUDY: The Camp and Woolsey Fires: Why Yesterday’s Tools are Obsolete.

a comprehensive model solution coupled with efficient workflows and advanced analytics

RMS North America Wildfire HD Models offer new growth opportunities by quantifying location and severity of wildfire risk beyond simple fuel and wildland urban interface.



A better understanding of the probabilistic risk of burn and smoke damage, as well as the impacts of mitigation measures to intelligently price individual locations and portfolios.

    Market opportunities

    Where is the next wildfire?

    BUILT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TOP WILDFIRE WRITERS & EXPERTS

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    “LOREM IPSUM DOLOR SIT AMET, CONSECTETUR ADIPISCING ELIT, SED DO EIUSMOD TEMPOR INCIDIDUNT UT LABORE ET DOLORE MAGNA ALIQUA.”

     

    case study 03

    “LOREM IPSUM DOLOR SIT AMET, CONSECTETUR ADIPISCING ELIT, SED DO EIUSMOD TEMPOR INCIDIDUNT UT LABORE ET DOLORE MAGNA ALIQUA.”

     

    resources

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    WILDFIRE HD Model Press release

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    2018 north america risk modeler of the year press release

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    Wildfire in Multi-Peril Catastrophe Bonds

    Water, wind, and wildfire. It’s been a devastating three months for the U.S. Total insured losses from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and the Camp and Woolsey wildfires are estimated by RMS in the range US$18.6 billion to US$28 billion (see table below)

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    Camp and Woolsey Fires: A Historical and Numerical Perspective

    At the time of writing, the recent Camp and Woolsey Fires in California have burned a combined total of 245,000 acres (93,000 hectares) — an area about the size of Dallas. These fires have destroyed more than 12,000 homes and businesses

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    Fires in Paradise: Exposure Growth and Catastrophe Risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface

    Like many communities in California with a mild climate, affordable housing, and scenic wilderness, Butte County (pop. ~230,000) has grown significantly over ..

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