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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Pacific Northwest Chapter in Conjunction with AIG Present: Wildland Urban Interface Hazards & Mitigation Measures (Earn CE Credits)

Start Date: 7/19/2022 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/19/2022 1:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: Private Risk Management Association

Chris Goyette
Email: chris.goyette@privateriskmanagement.org
Phone: (888) 317-7762

Please join the Pacific Northwest Chapter in conjunction with AIG for Wildland Urban Interface Hazards & Mitigation Measures (earn CE credit)

Wildfire season becomes longer and longer each year. More high-end homes are being developed in areas that interface with natural vegetation, also known as “wildland urban interface areas.” As a result, there is increased exposure to wildfires and a greater chance that homes will not be near fire department resources.  Do you know what factors contribute to a wildfire?   You as a risk advisor can assist your clients to protect their family, home, and valuables against a wildfire.  When you meet with your clients, are you asking the important questions to ensure your clients are prepared in the case of an emergency?   Do you check their property to ensure there is enough defensible space?  Trees, juniper bushes or other vegetation that are close enough to the home are highly flammable.

This class is taught by AIG Private Client Group’s Wildland Protection Unit experts focused on the intersection of wildland and HNW homes. 

The class is approved in the following states:  AZ, CA, CO, DE, ID, MD, MT, NJ, NM, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA,WA, and WY. 

Michael Thayer
Mike Thayer is responsible for providing prevention mitigation services for the AIG Private Client Group. His duties include completing exterior inspections of AIG homes and recommending mitigation steps to insureds to increase their homes’ survivability during a wildfire. Mike comes to AIG with a varied background in wildland fire, fire mitigation and computer experience.  Prior to joining us, he was a Fuels Crew Lead for Jefferson County, Colorado specializing in fire mitigation projects.  He has over 11 years combined 
of wildland firefighting, including fire assignments in California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Oklahoma. 

Jay McCarrell
Jay McCarrell is a Field Operations Manager and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist responsible for safe, effective emergency Wildfire response and for attempting to protect policyholders’ homes when possible. He began his insurance-based career in 2015, and has 15 years combined experience in the field of Wildfire. He holds numerous state and federal fire certifications, including a California state fire marshal Firefighter I & II certification.  Prior to joining AIG, he worked for the United States Forest Service on a hotshot crew and engine as a Wildland Firefighter.