Low Loss for Peterborough
What is believed to be the lowest fire loss for 1937 in the province of Ontario is claimed by Peterborough, a city of 24,000. The losses were $3,347, or $45,-545 lower than the losses for the previous year.
Chief Gimblett credited the Fire Prevention Bureau with a large part of the work in reducing the losses, and expressed satisfaction at the co-operation received from all the residents.
Out of 502 alarms answered in twelve months, there were only thirty-eight fires in which there was a loss. The largest single fire caused a loss of $552.