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11 Steps to Take when Fire and Smoke Damage your Property

The most common causes of fires are cooking accidents, smoking (a leading cause of both home and wild fires), heating equipment, electrical appliances, candles, children playing with fire, faulty wiring and flammable liquids. Commercial and residential property is also at risk when a nearby building catches fire and during wildfire season.

When a fire occurs, it can result in both primary and secondary damage to property.

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Wildfire Damage Protection

Summer brings wildfire season to many parts of Canada. The season generally runs from April to October, with peak activity between mid-May and August. Wildfires are a normal part of the forest ecosystem in some regions. Fire clears the forest floor of debris and opens it up to sunlight, allowing existing trees to grow stronger and healthier. Unfortunately, wildfires pose tremendous risk to communities located close to forests.

Here are 10 ways you can protect your property from a wildfire, whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner.

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Strengthened Capacity to Handle Large-Scale Commercial Losses

We are excited to welcome two industry veterans to our Large Loss Unit: Geo Langlois as Large Loss Manager, Canada and Kelly Langlois as Assistant Project Manager, Large Loss Canada. Together, Geo and Kelly bring over 33 years of restoration industry experience, with specialized expertise in mobilizing and directing large loss operations resulting from major disasters. Their addition supports our large loss team in responding powerfully and cohesively, on a moment’s notice, to complex, massive losses.

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Reinforced Leadership Team in British Columbia

We are delighted to announce our new leadership team in British Columbia. Erik Hecht has been promoted to Director of Operations, and Frank Wood recently joined as Business Operations Manager.

These roles build upon our strong foundation in B.C. and strengthen our capacity to provide exceptional experience to our customers in the region.

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Ready, Set, Plan

This Sunday marked the start of Emergency Preparedness Week, an annual national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and partners. This year’s theme is “Be Emergency Ready” to encourage Canadians to take action and protect themselves and their families during emergencies. As climate change continues to cause unpredictable and extreme weather, it’s more important than ever to be ready for an emergency.

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