Phoenix FD Deputy Chief Elizabeth Hendel, an IFSTA Executive Board member, just provided the following information to IFSTA Executive Director Mike Wieder-and we are passing it on to you:
Thank You From The Brunacini Family
Our family is eternally grateful for a couple of things:
#1, The last service provided to Chief Brunacini was in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ.
#2, It was provided by the members of the Phoenix Fire Department.
Alan joined the Phoenix Department in 1958. Despite retiring over ten years ago, he always felt an unbreakable bond with all of the members of the department – past and present.
One of Big Al’s greatest gifts to our professional world was his laid back approach and fondness for Hawaiian shirts. He was not a fan of shiny dress uniform hardware or the bag pipes.
In this spirit we plan on replacing the funeral-parade-apparatus-muster with a memorial service in the next week or so for anyone wishing to say their final goodbyes.
Our family would also like to thank all of you for your outpouring of kindness and love.
The Brunacini Family
The Secret List 10-17-2017-1700 hrs