Our Fire Insurance Rating
The rural community of Hornby Island uses water storage containers staged around the island to provide water for firefighting operations. As of December 2018, Hornby Island Fire Rescue has been formally accredited to deliver alternate water supply for public fire protection via Superior Tanker Shuttle Service by Fire Underwriters Survey.
These letters may be provided for your insurance agent to evaluate any changes to your fire insurance rates.
Our Water Tanks
Our water tanks are functionally maintained year round by the fire department and the ones that are in public view are artistically maintained by the Hornby Island Arts Council. Various artists around the island present their visions using these tanks as their canvas.
Approximate Volumes are:
|Firehall||10,000||Trickle fills from well|
|School||10,000||Trickle fills from well|
|Recycling Depot||6,000||Fills from roof-top rain collection|
|Joe King Ballpark||6,000||Out of Service|
|Strachan Valley Rd||10,000|
If you have developed your own private water source that might be used for fire suppression, please feel free to contact the fire department for information concerning access and fittings needed for our apparatus to connect.