Humpday Hangout: Mrs. Smith’s Favorite Fire Chief

On this week’s Humpday Hangout, hosts Rick Lasky and Terry McGrath are joined by a panel of leading fire service instructors and authors to discuss the life and legacy of the late Alan Brunacini. Affectionately known in the fire industry as “Bruno,” Brunacini served at all ranks in the Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department, and as the fire chief from 1978-2006. A beloved mentor, instructor, and author, Bruno was instrumental in advancing the concept of fire department customer service, among other topics. This week’s Hangout will examine Bruno’s influence on individual firefighters, departments, and the service as a whole.


Rick Lasky, Chief (Ret.), Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

Terry McGrath, Chief, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department

Bobby Halton, Editor-in-Chief, Fire Engineering Magazine

Mike Dugan, Captain (Ret.), FDNY Ladder Co. 123

David Rhodes

Jack Murphy, Fire Marshal (Retired)/Former Deputy Chief, Leonia (NJ) Fire Department

Eddie Buchanan, Division Chief, Hanover (VA) Fire-EMS Department

Anthony Avillo, Deputy Chief, North Hudson (NJ) Regional Fire & Rescue

Mike Gagliano, Captain, Seattle (WA) Fire Department


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