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Rural Water Accreditation

Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services received the Fire Underwriters Survey Rating for Superior Tanker Shuttle Service.

What is the Fire Underwriters Survey Rating?

The Superior Tanker Shuttle Service test administered by Insurers' Advisory Organization (IAO) staff forms part of the Fire Underwriters Survey Rating for the municipality. To achieve the accreditation the Fire Service must be able to:

  • Within 5 minutes of the first apparatus (pump) arriving on the fire scene (test site), be flowing a minimum of 900 litres/minute (200/GPM) of water and
  • Maintain the flow uninterrupted for two hours.

The test site must be within 8 kilometers of the fire station and must be at least 5 kilometers from the location where the tankers are reloaded.

Upgraded rating:

As a result of successfully completing the test, the Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service was given the following rating:

  • Superior Tanker Shuttle listing for residential properties
  • Superior Tanker Shuttle listing for commercial properties

Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service has successfully completed all required Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS) Rural Water Supply testing. Many insurance companies recognize the Superior Tanker Shuttle.

Rural water accreditation

Township residents may receive a reduction in insurance premiums. Township residents are encouraged to contact their insurance agent and ask if they qualify for a rate reduction. You may be interested in viewing our 2018-2023 Certificate of Accreditation and letter of recognition to insurers. Regardless of the potential impact on insurance rates, the Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation means the Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services demonstrated an ability to transport water to rural fire scenes to protect our citizens.