Photo courtesy of Chatham-Kent Fire and Rescue.

Some recognition for Chatham-Kent’s fire department.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue has been awarded accreditation for Superior Tanker Shuttle Service by the Fire Underwriters Survey.

The process included a review of all CK Fire operational and prevention activities as well as several large-scale water shuttle practical exercises that took place over the last few months in rural communities.

“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,” explains Fire Chief Chris Case. “I would like to thank stations who attended and engaged in the proving exercises demonstrated enthusiasm and passion as well as technical expertise.”

It’s not only a feather in the cap of the local fire service, but also a benefit to area residents. Officials say having an accredited agency added to the Canadian Fire Insurance Grading Index, residents could be eligible for a significant cost reduction in their fire insurance rates from most Canadian insurers.