Chief George R. McCurdy Dies George R. McCurdy, Chief of the Augusta, Maine, Fire Department for the past eighteen years, died on March 1 after an illness of more than a month. He was in his fifty-seventh year. Before becoming fire chief in 1926 he was employed as foreman of the freight yard for the Maine Central Railroad from 1911 to 1926. Prior to that time he was with a plumbing concern. Before becoming fire chief he was for thirty-five years a call man at the fire station. He was an active member of the Maine State Fire Chiefs Association, fire administrator for Kennebec County Civilian Defense, and deputy sheriff of Kennebec County.