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Insurance Incentives with Safe-T-element®

Safe-T-element's reputation within the insurance community is now starting to take hold. Several large affordable housing insurance providers have already realized the benefits of promoting Safe-T-element® to their members.

Pioneering due to its growing success as a solution provider of cooking related fire prevention technologies was invited in January 2010 to participate at the Vision 20/20 Strategy 4 Kitchen Fire Prevention Technologies Workshop in Washington DC. The workshop, by invitation only, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security, State Farm Insurance, and the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch. The Vision 20/20 National Forum was created to bring together some of the brightest minds in fire safety to develop a comprehensive strategy for fire prevention in the United States. One goal of this workshop was to explore technological pre-ignition interventions for the number one cause of residential fires in the United States - stovetop kitchen fires with a view to assessing existing technologies designed to prevent  range top fires and setting the bar for new prevention technologies and performance standards. More information can be found on the Vision 20/20 website at


In the United States:

Assisted Housing Risk Management Association (AHRMA)

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About the Assisted Housing Risk Management Association (AHRMA)

AHRMA has been in operation for over 20 years and was the first non-profit housing authority risk pool in the United States. The AHRMA staff specializes in the understanding and dealing with the risks faced by housing authorities. AHRMA is regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  For more information visit



Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool (HARRP)

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About the Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool (HARRP)

HARRP is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved insurance entity. HARRP is a self-insured liability program that provides property and casualty coverage for over 90 Public Housing Authorities and administers claims in-house. Approximately 47,000 owned housing units and 150,000 Section 8 housing unites have coverage through the pool. The total value insured under the program is approximately $5 billion. The member housing authorities are in Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. For more information visit


In Canada:

Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC)

The Social Housing Services Corporation is working with the Electrical Safety Association and the Office of the Fire Marshal to educate social housing tenants about safe practices, and to recommend stove-top fire prevention products such as the Safe-T-element®. Click here for the press release.

Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC), which provides organized services to municipal agencies representing over 250,000 affordable housing units across the province of Ontario, has endorsed Safe-T-element® and is promoting it to their members directly and through the media. In addition, the SHSC's Risk Management Group which distributes a quarterly newsletter called "Risky Business" featured as their lead article, the cooking fire problem and the Safe-T-element® as the solution. Click here for the SHSC newsletter.

About the Social Housing Services Corporation

SHSC is a non-profit corporation that provides innovative services designed to empower social housing providers to develop safe, affordable homes and vibrant sustainable communities. SHSC offers such business-oriented solutions as insurance, investment, gas purchasing, energy management and research to address the needs of the affordable housing community. For more information, visit