PIFC also supported two bills by Assemblymember Laura Friedman: AB 3074 and AB 3164. AB 3074 enhances existing defensible space protections through the creation of an ember-resistant zone (0-5 feet from the structure) for homes in very high fire hazard areas. AB 3164 require CAL FIRE to develop a wildland-urban interface wildfire risk model to determine the risk for a community or parcel within certain areas of the state. The bill will also establish an advisory workgroup that includes, among others, representatives from insurers and insurance research organizations.
PIFC is committed to supporting new policies that help reduce the risks associated with devastating wildfires that have become part of California’s “new normal”.