August 29, 2023

SCIP Panels’ Role in the Fight Against Wildfires

Wildfires have become an increasingly dangerous threat, devastatingly impacting landscapes and communities. The growing danger of wildfires can be attributed to a combination of factors, including climate change, urbanization, and land management practices. This escalating danger has grim consequences for people, wildlife, and ecosystems. However, there is hope, here at Vero Building Systems we are working to combat this increasing threat with an innovative building system. In order to understand how this system can help we must first understand why this building system is so desperately needed.

Every year, wildfires displace thousands of people and lead to tragic losses of life. The National Interagency Fire Center reported that between 2011 and 2020, an average of 72,000 wildfires burned approximately 7 million acres annually in the United States, displacing tens of thousands of people. While the number of fires remained relatively stable, the total area burned increased, underscoring the intensification of wildfire events.

In the face of such danger, it’s vital to consider the impact on communities. Traditional stick-built homes can be particularly vulnerable, with some structures being reduced to ashes within minutes of a wildfire’s approach. This places lives and property at risk, prompting the need for innovative solutions that offer greater fire resistance. Our solution is Structural Concrete Insulated Panels (SCIP) and our system offers an array of panels to build one monolithic structure. These SCIP panels can be used for roofs, walls, floors, stairs and are fireproof-rated for up to 120 minutes, providing unparalleled protection against the destructive force of wildfires. Our system offers a way to mitigate the threat, and safeguard homes and structures even in the midst of a wildfire.

With impressive wind ratings up to 250 mph, these panels are designed to endure even the most challenging conditions. Alongside their fireproof qualities, SCIP panels boast exceptional structural integrity, energy efficiency, bullet and blast resistance, making them a reliable choice to safeguard your home against a variety of potential threats.

As the risk of wildfires continues to rise, exploring resilient alternatives like SCIP panels becomes crucial. By adopting innovative solutions, we can fortify our communities against the growing dangers of wildfires and build a safer future for all. To learn more about how SCIP panels revolutionize fire-resistant construction and enhance community safety, visit