Edinburgh Chief Addresses Meeting

Issue 17 and Volume 79.

Edinburgh Chief Addresses Meeting A. Pordage, firemaster of the Edinburgh. Scotland, fire department and president of the Institution of Fire Engineers addressed that body recently on various firemanic topics. The following are excerpts of his talk: “I look to the Institution as a means of encouraging suitable young men with a technical training to adopt the Service of Fire Engineering as a profession. There are many difficulties which young men of today have to face before being successful in obtaining appointments in professional pursuits and there are many professions in which the prospects are less interesting and less lucrative than the various phases of fire engineering, either on the constructional or executive side. On cither side young men will find ample outlet for both their energies and ambitions. Unfortunately, the general desire of the modern youth is to skip the more unpleasant phases during the early stages of his career.…

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