SUPERIOR TENDER SHUTTLE
Qualicum Beach Fire Rescue is a Superior Tender Shuttle Service accredited fire department. This accreditation was successfully completed in partnership with seven fire departments within District 69.
The Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Superior Tender Shuttle Service Accreditation provides a reasonable equivalency to a municipal hydrant system in areas that are not protected by fire hydrants. This accreditation can result in fire-related insurance benefits to rural property owners in our fire protection area.
FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
If your homeowner’s insurance presently states that you are not protected by fire hydrants, please review the associated documents, and contact your insurance company.
ABOUT THE ACCREDITATION
The superior tanker shuttle service is a process of shuttling water using mobile water supply apparatus such as fire department tankers from fire hydrants and alternative water supply points to the fire site. The City of Parksville and Town of Qualicum Beach Fire Departments along with Errington, Coombs-Hilliers, Bow Horn Bay, Dashwood and Nanoose Volunteer Fire Departments participated in the testing.
To achieve the accreditation, the fire departments had to demonstrate that they could transport water from static water supplies or fire hydrant and maintain a flow of 1,000 litres per minute for up two hours.