Hornby Island Fire Rescue (HIFR) has successfully passed the Superior Tanker Shuttle Service insurance accreditation which means they can supply with their trucks and water sources the same amount of water as a fire hydrant.

Now that this achievement is in place, residential property owners in this area should know they can contact their insurance provider to discuss any discount on the fire portion premium of their residential policy.

“The requirements for this accreditation are stringent and verify that Hornby Island Fire Rescue is committed to maintaining a high standard of organization and training,”said James Bast, Comox Valley Regional District’s Manager of Fire Services.

For more information, residents may visit the Fire Underwriters Survey website .

Hornby Island Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department founded in 1969. Its 22 members provide fire service protection to the Hornby Island community.

Christianne Wile

Manager of Operational Communications, Comox Valley Regional District