Former Chief C. L. McCarthy Dies
Charles L. McCarthy, retired Chief of the Worcester Fire Department in which he served for nearly forty-two years, died suddenly at his home at the age of seventy-two.
Chief McCarthy was born in Boston, Mass., in 1868. He moved to Worcester in 1895 and entered the Fire Department in 1896 as a substitute. In 1903, he was made a permanent fireman. After that, bis promotions came in rapid succession. He was made Chief in 1922. In 1938, he was retired from active service after reaching the age limit of seventy. One of Chief McCarthy’s strongest beliefs was in 365 Fire Prevention days per year.