On Monday, family, friends and colleagues said their final goodbyes to volunteer Fire Chief Mike Brumlow.
Dispatchers issued his “last call” over the scanners, recorded by those he led:
We first told you about Chief Mike Brumlow with the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department in May.
The community and firefighters offered their support to Chief Brumlow.
The Chief Mike Brumlow Benefit Page on Facebook shared the news of his passing Friday.
We spoke with Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department firefighters who worked with Chief Brumlow.
Assistant Chief Bobby Johnson says “He was a great leader, he always made sure his people had what they had to have and he was always watching over them.”
Interim Chief Danny Cooke worked with Chief Brumlow for 11 years, and knew him most of his life. He says the diagnosis didn’t seem real at first, but eventually the news set in.
He calls Chief Brumlow was a great firefighter and a great father.
After 30 years of service with the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department, a decorated firetruck now sits outside of the funeral home where people will say their final goodbye.
Brumlow’s funeral will be at Wiliamson & Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy Monday, June 25th at 11 a.m.