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Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation

What is Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation?

Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation is a program of the Fire Underwriters Survey that recognizes a fire department’s ability to shuttle water by way of tanker trucks to fight fires in areas far from municipal hydrants.

The basic requirements for accreditation are:
1.  within five minutes of the first pumper arriving at a fire scene, firefighters must be able to deliver a minimum of nine hundred (900) litres/minute (200 gal/min) of water; and
2.  maintain that water flow uninterrupted for two hours.

How Does Accreditation Benefit Residents?

Insurers utilize the information provided by the Fire Underwriters Survey to set property insurance rates in Canada. They are advised that Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accredited areas may be rated as ‘hydrant protected’.

As a result of this accreditation, residents who own detached dwellings within 8 km (by road) from any of the three fire stations may be eligible to receive a cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from insurers in Canada. These stations include;

Holland Landing Fire Station 24/HQ
19314 Yonge Street

Mount Albert Fire Station 26
22 Princess Street

Queensville Fire Station 28
1590 Queensville Side Road

For more information about East Gwillimbury Emergency Services Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation please contact 905-853-8842.

Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation video.