HazardHub, the nation’s fastest-growing supplier of geospatial risk data, has announced a major update HydrantHubTM, the nation’s first addressable database of fire hydrant locations. This growing database contains more than 5.2 Million hydrant locations across thousands of cities, states, counties and water districts across the United States. The new release contains 62% more hydrants than the prior version of HydrantHub, all of which are available via HazardHub’s Distance to Nearest Fire Hydrant web tool.
Distance to a fire hydrant is one of the most critical components to properly price homeowners and property insurance. Yet – too often – hydrant data has been unobtainable or relied on a homeowner’s best guess. Worse, companies that claim to have hydrant data often charge people to look at it.
The updated release of HydrantHub covers more than 70% of the hydrant-served population in the US. States with a high level of focus include Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina.
According to Joe Litchfield, Chief Data Officer at HazardHub, “we have been working nonstop in collecting as much data as possible to add to HydrantHub. We’ve not only added major cities like Columbus, Ohio, we’ve also added smaller places like Wink, Texas. This latest data update represents a great leap forward in our coverage. The best news is that we’re hard at work collecting the next round of hydrant data. We expect to add many, many more locations by the end of the summer.”
For insurers who rate with AAIS’ Fire Protection Class methodology, the combination of HydrantHub and HazardHub’s Fire Station Database allows for automatic determination of the proper FPC code for any location in the US. HazardHub automatically provides the two components needed for AAIS’ FPC – Distance to Nearest Fire Station and Distance to Nearest Hydrant.
Bob Frady, CEO of HazardHub, says “We are incredibly excited to add so many more hydrant locations in the latest update to HydrantHub. It’s been an obsession of ours to build not only the most comprehensive hydrant data available but one that can easily be accessed by anyone wanting to know the location of the nearest hydrant. Plus, we’re now covering over 70% of the population that is served via a hydrant, making our AAIS partnership and consumer strength even more powerful. ”
To see the location of your nearest hydrant – or to learn more about HydrantHub, visit www.hazardhub.com or reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.