Few Montrealers Firemen

Few Montrealers Firemen

According to Montreal, Can., newspapers Mayor Martin will undertake the reorganization of the fire department so that the fireman’s may be a more pleasant profession. Discussing his refusal of an applicant to the fire department who could not speak both French and English the Mayor declared that too few French-Canadian natives were allying themselves with the fire fighting forces. “It is absolutely necessary that every fireman should know both the French and the English languages,” he remarked. “And it is a strange thing that we can’t get enough Montrealers to fill the ranks of the fire department. At present the personnel is composed of native Frenchmen, Belgians, Italians, and the FrenchCanadians are in a minority. I will change all this,” he added. “I will make matters in the fire department so that the fireman’s will be an attractive profession, and a popular one among our citizens.”

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