Merriam-Webster defines a “Fire Mark” as “a metal plate attached to a building to mark it as insured used by 18th century fire-insurance companies”

For more Fire Mark information please click on the three links below:

Chubb Insurance Article :  A look back at Fire Marks

Wikipedia “Fire Insurance Mark” article with a variety of images:

Lastly, Robert M. Shea’s Fire Mark article clears up some common misconceptions.


Well now you know what a Fire Mark is!  Shoot me an email if you have any other insurance questions or concerns!



Kelly Hodge


Linn T. Hodge & Sons


Provider of Personal and commercial Insurance since 1929




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