Chief McCarthy Honored by Corning

Issue 1 and Volume 87.

Chief McCarthy Honored by Corning Three thousand persons during the course of the evening crowded their way to the city hall of Corning, N. Y., to pay tribute to the long service record of Chief John W. McCarthy. On December 1, he completed twenty-five years service as head of the Fire Department. He entered the fire service in April, 1897. In 1902 he was one of three members elected to the Board of Trustees. Promotion to First Assistant’ Chief came in 1900. After serving for eight years at this post, Chief McCarthy passed a civil service examination and was appointed a regular call Assistant Chief. He became head of the department on December 1, 1908. Chief John H. Espey, of Elmira, N. Y., who rounds out thirty years service as head of the department in May, called with a delegation of officers and members of the Elmira department. Chief Espey…

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