Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation

Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation

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 without municipal hydrants.

The basic requirements for residential accreditation, known as Dwelling Protection Grade (DPG) are:

  1. Within five minutes of the first pumper arriving at a fire scene, firefighters must be able to deliver a minimum of one thousand (1,000) litres/minute (200 gal/min) of water; and
  2. Maintain that water flow uninterrupted for two hours.

The basic requirements for commercial lines accreditation, known as Public Fire Protection Classification (PFPC) are:

  1. Within ten minutes of the first pumper arriving at a fire scene, firefighters must be able to deliver a minimum of two thousand (2,000) litres/minute (400 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 these accreditations,

  • Residents who own detached dwellings within 8 kilometers (by road) to a fire station AND are 5 kilometers from an approved water supply may be eligible to receive a cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from insurers in Canada.
  • Commercial business owners who own property within 5 kilometers (by road) to a fire station AND are 2.5 kilometers from an approved water supply may be eligible to receive a cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from insurers in Canada.

Our fire station locations and certificates are listed below:

Regardless of the potential impact on insurance rates, the Tanker Shuttle Accreditation indicates the Town of Georgina Fire and Rescue Services ability to transport water to rural fire scenes to protect our residents and business owners.

For more information on our Superior Tanker Shuttle Services Accreditation, contact 905-476-2332.

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