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Remembering Chief Alan Brunacini

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alan Brunacini, Retired Chief of the Phoenix Fire Department on Sunday, October 15.

Chief Brunacini was a staunch believer that outstanding customer service must be a priority throughout the fire service. “He believed civilians would always remember their interactions with firefighters and therefore every firefighter must follow the ‘Golden Rule’ and treat others as they would want to be treated,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “It was simple, solid advice that can make a world of difference.”

Watch Chief Brunacini in Bosses, Recruits, and Veterans

Brunacini was chairman of both the NFPA 1710 Technical Committee for Fire Service Organization and Deployment Projects and the NFPA 1500 Technical Committee on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health. He was the first active fire service member to hold the position of chairman of the Board of Directors of the NFPA.

He was well-respected and admired throughout the entire U.S. Fire Service and a good friend to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.

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