As wildfires consume more than 4 million acres of land in California this year, high net worth individuals and institutions have turned to private firefighters for protection.

Chris Dunn, chief executive of security training firm Covered 6 in Simi Valley, has developed a fire suppression team that’s available as a private fire department.

He explained that fire protection from Covered 6 costs “about double what it would cost to get a security guard.” 

Read the full story in the Oct. 12 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.