Leadership

Chief McCarthy, Worcester, Retires

Issue 3 and Volume 91.

Chief McCarthy, Worcester, Retires Chief Charles L. McCarthy, Worcester, Mass., Fire Department, retired on pension on February 8 after 42 years of service in the department. He is 70 years of age and a former President of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts. In retiring Chief McCarthy, the Worcester Board of Aldermen issued a statement saving that they “pensioned him reluctantly, because of his long and faithful service.” The Chief came up through the ranks to head the department and was a Deputy Chief at the time the Knowles Building burned in bitter winter weather some years ago. During this tire a second large blaze broke out in the downtown section of the city and aid was called from Boston. Chief McCarthy is a member of the New England and International Associations of Fire Chiefs. When asked by a Worcester newspaper man what his plans were for the future Chief…

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