The Summer Village of Silver Sands receives its Fire Services from Onoway Regional Fire Services North West Fire Rescue. The Summer Village welcomes Dave Ives and his professional team from North West Fire Rescue to our municipal services operation. There will be no change or disruption in how you obtain a fire services response - you will still dial 9-1-1.
FIRES CAN HAPPEN - ARE YOU COVERED?
Did you know that the cost of fire suppression by the fire department for a structure fire is payable by the property owner to the fire suppression provider? Did you know that if a fire department responds to any other sort of fire: ie) grass, lawnmower, burn barrel, home alarm, false home alarm, that there will also be a cost to the property owner?
Most insurance companies standard coverage payable for fire suppression is $10,000.00, this may not be enough to cover the bill of a fire. Within various Summer Villages, we have seen fire suppression invoices for grass fires as high as $11,000.00 and invoices for structure fires ranging from $8,000.00 to $28,000.00 and these invoices have come to us through three different fire services providers responding to the various incidents.
Do you have enough insurance to cover these costs? Do you need to increase your coverage? What does your policy say?
Be sure you take a look at your home insurance policy or talk to your insurance agent. Most insurance companies provide an option for you to increase your various coverages for very reasonable additional costs. Ask your provider if your policy covers and what amounts are covered specifically for grassland, fire suppression and call-out costs.
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SILVER SANDS
Did you know that if we can recruit 8 local residents (within a few kilometers of Silver Sands) that we may in fact be able to house a volunteer fire department within our community? Discussions would have to take place with respect to the details of how this could work, but it certainly would be a benefit to our community. The first step is to determine if we have interest from within our community to become members of a volunteer fire department. Candidates would have to participate in the required training through Onoway Regional Fire Services (North West Fire & Rescue) and would have to commit to ongoing training, meetings and active participation. If you are interested in becoming a member, or just hearing more about the expectations of being a member, please contact Chief Dave Ives at 780-777-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER?
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