The Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire & Emergency Services Department has achieved a significant milestone in its continuous pursuit of excellence. The Department achieved the prestigious ‘Accredited Superior Tanker Shuttle Service’ certification, elevating the level of service it can offer to the community. Through rigorous training and collaboration, the Department demonstrated its ability to provide a service equivalent to hydrant-protected areas in rural areas without hydrants. CAO Marnie Cluckie says “In an impressive accomplishment, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire & Emergency Services Department has not only secured this certification for residential properties but has also attained an increased level of ‘commercial line’ certification. She adds “This achievement is shared by fewer than 20 fire departments across the province, showcasing the Department’s leadership. Special thanks to Fire Chief Jay Plato and his team for their exceptional efforts to advance and strengthen the Town’s Fire Service.” The achievement of the ‘Accredited Superior Tanker Shuttle Service’ certification translates to potential insurance reductions for citizens in rural communities. The certification process requires a well-designed and documented water supply delivery system.