Safeco Insurance is partnering with Chloeta to offer a wildfire response benefit to protect California homeowner and Landlord Protection® properties threatened by active wildfires.
This benefit is available to all California homeowner and Landlord Protection® policyholders. Limited property, condominium and renters policies are not eligible for this benefit.
Chloeta maintains a map of Safeco’s policies-in- force within the benefit footprint and monitors the area to determine wildfire proximity and threat level. The vendor makes operational decisions on which eligible properties are serviced and the types of services provided during a wildland fire response. These decisions are based solely on the safety of their field personnel and the expertise of highly trained personnel that are wildland fire professionals.
An automated phone call will go to the policyholder. Please remember this is not a guarantee of service or that our policyholder will not experience fire damage.
Once safe access is secured, mitigation vendor services may include:
The vendor does not cut trees unless they are down and cross a roadway.
They meet wildland fire incident qualification standards that are compliant with NWCG or NFPA training and physical fitness requirements. Additionally, all personnel providing services have been processed through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security eVerify system.
It’s an industry-leading, fire-preventing and heat-absorbing fire-retardant gel that personnel may use to help protect your home and property. The gel particles adhere directly to a house or structure and quickly extinguish any flames or burning materials that come into contact with the gel. It creates a gelled water barrier that effectively helps protect a home or structure for several hours and may prevent internal combustion. It can be rehydrated to extend effectiveness, as needed. The gel is used as a last resort when fighting a fire. It is proven to be effective as it adheres to smooth surfaces such as glass.
Once the wildfire threat has passed, the gel is safely removed by Chloeta, typically using a light washing process with water. The gel is safe for homes and the environment; it is 98% water and can be used on all types of trees and vegetation.
Chloeta will reposition any reasonably moveable items away from the structure to a minimally safe distance ideally to a non-flammable surface, such as a driveway. Those items will be returned when it is safe to do so, and photos will be taken of all work performed and provided to Safeco.