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Merville Fire Protection Services receives new accreditation

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Firefighters from the Merville Fire Hall test the portable water tank as part of the tanker shuttle service. The portable tanks are used anywhere fire hydrants are not readily available. This tank is capable of holding 4,000 gallons of water. Photo via Oyster River Fire Department.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Comox Valley Regional District announced that the Merville Fire Protection Local Service Area received new accreditation for the delivery of a superior tanker truck shuttle service for Merville Fire Station.

This accreditation through the Fire Underwriters Surveyor of British Columbia demonstrates that Merville Fire Station is capable of delivering the minimum accepted fire flows to detached dwellings throughout the fire protection district within eight kilometres by road of the responding fire station and five kilometres by road of a recognized water supply point.

“This new accreditation and tanker shuttle service will provide increased life-saving and structural protection,” explains Electoral Area C director Edwin Grieve. “Residents within the Merville Fire Protection Service are encouraged to contact their home insurance provider for potential house insurance savings.”





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