Deputy Chief Flood, New York, Dead John J. Flood, Deput” Chief of the Third Division of the New York Fire Department and in command of the high hazard midtown section of Manhattan, died in a Brooklyn hospital on December 20, where he had been a patient for two months as the result of a cardiac trouble. He would have celebrated his forty-ninth birthday on Christmas. He was appointed a fireman in 1905 and his subsequent posts were largely in the downtown sections of Manhattan. He was promoted to Deputy Chief on December 24, 1930. Chief Flood is survived by his widow two sons, a daughter, a sister and a brother now in Paris.