Fire Insurance Plan Humour

I was looking through some Fire Insurance Plans the other day and came across one for Burk’s Falls Ontario (in map below)…

 

On the Key Plan shown below, it notes: “Vounteer Brigade of 20 men (none sleeping in fire station). I guess that’s good news ?!?!?

2 thoughts on “Fire Insurance Plan Humour

  1. “None sleeping in station” meant that the fire station had no sleeping quarters, so the station was unmanned overnight, which probably signalled to insurers to charge higher rates for Burk’s Falls, since nighttime alarm response times would be slower.

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