IBHS Regional Wildfire Retrofit Guides

Wildfire Risk By Region

Wildfire risks can vary from region to region, and are highly dependent upon the quality of state-wide and/or local building codes, types of building styles and topography. To address the unique risks facing property owners nationwide, IBHS developed a series of free regional wildfire retrofit guides which include a risk assessment checklist and a cost estimator to help home and business owners prioritize necessary retrofit projects.

Wildfire is a serious risk in 38 states around the country, threatening about 120 million people and their property. The number of destructive, expensive wildfires continues to rise, and whether or not a particular property or a cluster of structures survives a wildfire may depend largely on what people do now to prepare. IBHS wants to help property owners take control and minimize their risk by making their homes and businesses more wildfire-resistant.


Central U.S.


Great Lakes


Pacific Northwest

Rocky Mountain