Insurance firms send private crews to protect homes

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Insurance firms send private crews to protect homes

Chris Carlson/Associated Press
Firefighters from Wildland Defense Systems Inc. debrief after a day on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs. Wildland Defense Systems Inc. is a private firm that provides firefighters for insurance company Chubb Personal Insurance, one of a handful of insurance companies that send in privately paid firefighters during wildfires to protect homes as part of high-end insurance policies.

Insurance firms send private crews to protect homes

Chris Carlson/Associated Press
Firefighters from Wildland Defense Systems Inc. debrief after a day on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs. Wildland Defense Systems Inc. is a private firm that provides firefighters for insurance company Chubb Personal Insurance, one of a handful of insurance companies that send in privately paid firefighters during wildfires to protect homes as part of high-end insurance policies.
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