-The following information comes from the Sooke Fire Rescue Service’s Facebook page. To follow them directly, click here. -SPN
Sooke Fire has achieved Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation. The continued hard work and dedication of all members to train, achieve and maintain this rating is commendable.
Now, what does this mean for Sooke property owners?
If your house is further than 300 metres from the closest fire hydrant, and your house is within 5 kilometres of a fire hydrant (last hydrant leaving Sooke is at Stickleback Westcoast Eatery) you will soon be eligible to negotiate reduced home fire insurance costs with your insurance company.
Roughly, if your home is not classified as “hydrant protected” and you live in Sooke on Otter Point, Pascoe, Sellars, Carpenter, Penang, West Coast, Sooke, Phillips, Manzer, Polymede, Glinz Lake, Gillespie (to Nagle), and the start of Connie, you are likely eligible to negotiate reduced rates.
Finalized documentation from Fire Underwriters Survey is expected to arrive in approximately three months. At that time, all properties impacted by this accreditation will be notified by mail that they can approach their insurance company.
The amount of savings is dependent on value at risk, but it is expected to be a significant annual savings for impacted property owners.
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