Risk management experts, fire chiefs join battle on catastrophic fires

  • Source: Insurance News Net
  • Published: 01/26/2023 12:00 AM

If Frank Frievalt was a guest on the old “What’s My Line” game show, it’s likely the panelists would guess he’s a property and casualty insurance executive. Frievalt can expound knowledgeably and passionately about such things as property loss calculations, disaster risk assessments, actuarial tables, and wildfire mitigation efficacy. But while he admittedly sounds like an insurance exec sometimes, he is actually senior policy advisor for the Western Fire Chiefs Association, a non-profit that represents fire-related emergency service organizations throughout the west coast and Western Pacific Islands. He is also fire chief of the Mammoth Lakes, Calif., fire department. But the fact Frievalt's interests and job frequently align with the insurance industry was made clear this month when the Fire Chiefs Association announced a strategic alliance with Milliman, a global leader in risk management for insurers and others, to “intelligently drive down risk in the Wildland-Urban Interface.”


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