Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini has died

Posted at 9:13 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 22:41:49-04

The Phoenix Fire Department announced the passing of former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini on Sunday.   

Brunacini joined Phoenix fire in 1958. He was a Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Assistant Chief prior to becoming Fire Chief. He was Chief from 1978 to 2006.   

Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner said Brunacini was a trailblazer in the North American Fire Service and the influence of his contributions are still felt across the nation.