County residents may qualify for cheaper insurance rates

Many Sturgeon County residents can save money on their home insurance premiums for fire coverage due to the County’s enhanced fire protection measures.

The County once again earned its accreditation through the Fire Underwriters Survey to provide Superior Tanker Shuttle Service (STSS). This recognizes the County’s access to approved water sources and its ability to shuttle water during emergencies which can significantly reduce property damage in the event of a fire.

“This accreditation is a testament to our commitment to provide top-tier fire protection services for our residents,” said Acting Fire Chief Brad Reid. “We’re proud that our efforts can help save residents money, especially when many costs continue to increase.”

Criteria for reduced rates include:

  • Properties are located within eight kilometres of the Bon Accord, Calahoo, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Namao or Redwater fire stations.
  • Properties are located within five kilometres of a recognized municipal water supply.

See if your property is eligible using our interactive map, and download the paperwork your insurance provider needs at sturgeoncounty.ca/PropertyFireInsurance

If you think you qualify based on the above criteria, contact your insurance provider to discuss applying the STSS accreditation to your policy. If an insurance company does not recognize the STSS accreditation, consider seeking quotes from other providers who acknowledge the community’s improved fire protection standards.

Additionally, if your property is not eligible but is located near or borders qualifying areas, reach out to insurance providers as some companies may extend the benefits of the STSS accreditation based on proximity.

Sturgeon County first became accredited in 2017 and must recertify every five years. The latest accreditation is valid until 2028.

Contact Protective Services at protectsvcs@sturgeoncounty.ca or 780-939-8400 with any questions.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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