The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department were honored to be represented this past week by a large contingent of active and retired LAFD members in saluting 'America's Fire Chief':
America's Fire Chief Retires
Phoenix, Arizona - Phoenix Fire Chief Alan V. Brunacini was feted June 30th by well wishers from around the nation. He retires after more than four decades of services as a Phoenix firefighter and 28 years as its fire chief. Known to many as "Bruno," his retirement dinner had... (more...)
Those at the LAFD will deeply miss Chief Brunacini, who became a great friend to our members - and therefore a benefactor to those we serve, during his many local training sessions and presentations on Fire Department Customer Service.
We'd also like to congratulate renowned Phoenix Fire Department Assistant Chief Bob Khan on his fitting selection to take the helm of that fine agency in Chief Brunacini's retirement.
On a personal note... while his friends called him "Bruno", I could never bring myself to addressing him as anything but "Chief Brunacini, Sir!". In his honor though, I am posting this message (from home) while wearing my favorite Hawaiian shirt.
If you never had the pleasure of meeting this great man, I'd encourage you to read one of his best-selling books, especially Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service. -BH-
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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