Metchosin Fire Department receives accreditation for Superior Tanker Shuttle Services

The Metchosin Fire Department has been added to the list of accredited agencies for the delivery of Superior Tanker Shuttle Services (Alternative Water Supply for Public Fire Protection) through Fire Underwriters Survey.

As an accredited agency, residents within the Metchosin fire protection area who own:

  • detached dwellings (Personal Lines) and are within 8 km of the accredited fire hall and within 5 km of a recognized water supply point (within the defined Fire Protection Area maps) conforming to NFPA 1142 - Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting, recent edition, are eligible to receive a cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from the majority of insurers in Canada. 

Insurers utilize the information provided by Fire Underwriters Survey in setting the property insurance rates throughout Canada.  Insurers are advised that Superior Tanker Shuttle Accredited fire protection districts qualify for hydrant protected equivalency status and may be rated as protected.  Note, that this equivalency applies only to detached dwellings without exposure.

It should also be noted that insurers are under no obligation to accept this equivalency; however, Fire Underwriters Survey recommends that they do so.

Related Documents:

Recognition for Fire Insurance Grading Received
Certificate of Accreditation - Metchosin Fire Department - Fire Station #1

For further information please contact:

Fire Chief Stephanie Dunlop
Metchosin Fire Department






Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:45pm