Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue have been awarded accreditation for Superior Tanker Shuttle Service by the Fire Underwriters Survey.
Municipal officials say the process, which was evaluated by reviewing all CK Fire operational and prevention activities, followed by stations demonstrating their abilities through several large-scale water shuttle practical exercises that took place over the last few months in numerous rural communities across CK.
“Our teams in the rural areas have proved that they can move water to maintain firefighting operations with tankers so effectively that they match the water supply urban areas would receive from fire hydrants,” said Fire Chief Chris Case, in a media release.
“I would like to thank stations who attended and engaged in the proving exercises demonstrated enthusiasm and passion as well as technical expertise.”
CK Fire has been added to the list of accredited agencies for the delivery of Superior Tanker Shuttle Services and the appropriate changes have also been made to the Canadian Fire Insurance Grading Index, which could make residents eligible to receive a significant cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from most insurers in Canada.
“I would like to thank our fire crews, who worked collaboratively and diligently to ensure standardization across the municipality,” said Assistant Chief Labonte, in a media release.
“Their commitment made this accreditation possible.”