NAPIA to Present 2016 First Party Claims Conference in October

As director of operations for Atlas Adjusting, Inc., William Welsome helps settle insurance claims for clients affected by fires and natural disasters. Over the course of his career, William Welsome has worked to improve his professional knowledge and skills.

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Red Cross Assists Families Affected by Texas Flooding

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A public insurance adjuster with nearly two decades of experience, William Welsome serves as director of operations for Atlas Adjusting, Inc., in Modesto, California. Outside of the office, William Welsome dedicates his time and resources to several organizations, including the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross volunteers from across the country have been working in Texas recently to provide shelter, food, and relief supplies for individuals and families who have been affected by widespread flooding throughout the state. Flooding and severe weather in March and April of 2016 had already damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in the region, and a new round of flooding in late May and early June has caused several deaths and forced many more Texans out of their homes.

The Red Cross is responding to the disaster as part of its disaster relief program, which helps people prepare for and recover from all types of disasters, including floods, wildfires and home fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Each year, the organization responds to more than 65,000 disasters by providing overnight shelters, meals, medical assistance, and other services. For more information or to support the Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org.

Fire Dogs: Teams Detecting Arson

 

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William Welsome has been a financial and insurance professional for over 17 years. Director of Operations at Atlas Adjusting, Inc., Welsome is an advocate for the insured during the claims process. William Welsome has donated his time and money to Fire Dogs, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing service dogs to aid local fire departments in solving fire-related crimes.

Arson dogs, along with their handlers, are trained extensively for certification in fire scene investigation. These hard-working animals live with their handlers as part of the family, and are brought to the scene to sniff out traces of accelerants such as gas, lighter fluid, or explosives left behind when a fire is set intentionally. Labrador retrievers are often used for this work, as their sensitive snouts can detect scents in parts per quintillion; paired with their gentle and sweet temper, they are ideal fire dogs. Since 1993, when the program was initiated by State Farm Insurance, hundreds of arson dog teams have been deployed throughout North America.