Leadership

The Firewomen of Girton College.

Issue 6 and Volume 1891 10.

The Firewomen of Girton College. The organization, which has for its object the protection from fire of the college buildings at Girton, Cambridge, is, by reason of its constitution, of an interesting character. It is one of the few fire brigades for membership of which ladies only are eligible. True, the duties of the members, both in respect of drills and real work, cannot exactly be compared with those our firemen are called upon to perform-the appliances are necessarily of a lighter and smaller description, and the work is thus less fatiguing-but drills are conducted with regularity and precision, and the members practice periodically the tasks set out by the rules of the corps. To the Girton College Brigade belongs the honor of first instituting a ladies fire brigade, an example which has been followed by two or three similar institutions, including Newnham and Holloway Colleges. The idea of utilizing…

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