Wildfire Prepared Home™ Mitigation Program

Wildfire Prepared Home™ is a voluntary, research-based mitigation program designed by the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS) to meaningfully reduce wildfire risk.

Wildfire Prepared Home is a systems-based approach, meaning the homeowner takes all the wildfire mitigation actions in the standard to meet the program’s requirements and receive a designation. The Wildfire Prepared Home technical standard outlines groups of actions that are necessary to meaningfully reduce your home’s wildfire risk.

The Wildfire Prepared Home requirements go above guidance from most local jurisdictions based on the steps the latest IBHS wildfire research has shown effective. There are two designation levels.

These requirements are based on how much defensible space there is around the home.