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August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
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June 28, 2022
Kendall Biggs
senior fire investigator, EFI Global
Wildfire resilience

The rate and devastating impact of wildfires continue to increase across the U.S. and around the world. What can organizations do to prepare and protect their employees, assets and infrastructure? In this podcast, we are joined by Kendall Biggs, seni…

June 28, 2022 by Kendall Biggs, senior fire investigator, EFI Global
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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May 21, 2021
Matthew Rodda
regional vice president, EFI Global
Safety and prevention measures are on the frontlines of managing wildfires

Each year, wildfires affect thousands of people and ravage millions of acres. What can begin as a small accidental fire due to human activity, equipment failure or a lightning strike can quickly grow out of control, threaten communities and towns in …

May 21, 2021 by Matthew Rodda, regional vice president, EFI Global
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April 16, 2021
Michel Honoré
Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
Two years in review: Notre-Dame de Paris fire

Lisez ceci en français There are anniversaries that we do not always wish to celebrate. This is the case of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire. However, we cannot forget the exceptional mobilization of emergency services, nor the outpouring of internation…

April 16, 2021 by Michel Honoré, Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
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April 16, 2021
Michel Honoré
Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
Deux années passées en revue : Incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris

Read the English version Il y a des anniversaires que l’on ne souhaite pas toujours célébrer. Tel est le cas de l’incendie de Notre-Dame de Paris. Cependant, on ne peut oublier la mobilisation exceptionnelle des secours, ainsi que l’élan de générosi…

April 16, 2021 by Michel Honoré, Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
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April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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December 06, 2019
Rodney Milford
Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
Early bushfire season strikes Australia – what this means for businesses

In November, Australia experienced one of its worst series of bushfire events – with bushfires occurring concurrently across multiple states. At present in December, many of these fires are still burning and spreading to other regions. Of concern is …

December 06, 2019 by Rodney Milford, Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
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July 26, 2019
Carlos Mantecas
MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
European heat wave compounds wildfire danger

Less than one month after an historic heat wave gripped more than half of Europe, another far-reaching heat wave is leaving a lasting effect on many of the same locations this week, with at least 12 countries reaching record-setting temperatures. The…

July 26, 2019 by Carlos Mantecas, MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
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April 19, 2019
Michel Honoré
Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
Evacuation plan saved most of Notre-Dame's treasures: insurance adjuster

(Reuters) - Some 90% of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday’s devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday…

April 19, 2019 by Michel Honoré, Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
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May 15, 2018
David Repinski
Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
Volcanos, earthquakes, fires and floods – how are we preparing for CATs in 2018?

The 2018 CAT season has started with a vengeance. Already, we are seeing damage from flooding, earthquakes and a volcano in Hawaii. On top of that, hurricane season will soon be underway, the potential increases for droughts and related fires, and we…

May 15, 2018 by David Repinski, Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
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December 14, 2017
Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E
Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a …

December 14, 2017 by Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E, Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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July 03, 2017
Kevin Reilly, Senior Investigator
For a safe and happy 4th of July…

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature…

July 03, 2017 by Kevin Reilly, Senior Investigator
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June 16, 2017
Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
3D Laser Scanning in Forensic Science and Claims Industries

3D laser scanning: Essential technology in forensic science and claims When it comes to the claims industry, documentation is essential. In order to come to a conclusion regarding the cause of a fire, traffic accident or product failure, it is cruci…

June 16, 2017 by Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer and Nic Cheek, Forensic Consultant
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August 04, 2016
Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Lightning may strike once

July and August are the most dangerous months for lightning strikes in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning strikes caused $739 million in homeowner insurance losses in 2014, up 9.7 percent from 20…

August 04, 2016 by Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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