Chief McCarthy of Orange Dead
Michael J. McCarthy, Chief of the Orange, N. J., Fire Department for the past two years and the oldest member in point of service, died at a local hospital on December 13. He was fifty-nine years old. His death is attributed to injuries he received last February in fighting a hotel fire. Although he returned to duty a month later, he is said to have never fully recovered.
He was born in New York but moved to Orange with his parents when he was very young. Thirty-three years ago he was appointed a member of the Fire Department; a Captain in 1910 and a Deputy Chief in 1924. McCarthy was advanced to Chief on January 12, 1933.