Brocato’s experience as a public servant, developing incident action plans, commanding major building fires, medical emergencies, large-scale weather emergencies, public gatherings, and community celebrations, such as visits by the United States President to the City of Hoover, have prepared him for the leadership position of Mayor. Brocato values a community that is smoothly managed.
His career in Hoover has exposed him to all facets of the job. During his service, he had the opportunity to work across government and private sectors. His experience preparing the budget for the fire department, leading an award-winning EMS team into the 21st century, and working with other city leaders on planning and zoning, Human Resources, E-911 and information technology earned him a sound foundation for the job of mayor. He also worked closely with city and healthcare officials on successful initiatives to bring freestanding Emergency Rooms to Hoover. Brocato cares about the health, well-being and safety of Hoover citizens.
Brocato is a Conservative Republican. He and his wife Frances have been married for 44 years and are active members of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Brocato is committed to a brighter future for Hoover citizens and their children.
Mr. Brocato is invested in continued personal and professional development. He received his Paramedic License from UAB in 1974, his A.A.S. in Fire Science in 1979 from Jefferson State, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology in 1982 from Birmingham Southern College.
In 2003, the Commission on Fire Accreditation presented the Chief Fire Officer Designation to him. In 2008, he was one of seventeen in the country to be awarded the Chief Medical Officer Designation. It was in 2008, that he was also named Commander of the State of Alabama Incident Management Team. He was a member for the past 15 years of the BREMSS Medical Direction Committee and served as the only paramedic working with physicians and nurses on ground breaking care for cardiac patients in our region. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct instructor with the Alabama Fire College teaching leadership and supervision to young men and women who aspire to move up in their respective organizations.
He has served on United Way committees, and currently is a member of the Literacy Council of Alabama. He is a graduate of Leadership Shelby County and Leadership Birmingham.
As a leader in Hoover Fire Department, he made every effort on and off duty to attend city council meetings, budget hearings and planning and zoning meetings. He felt this was important to show the council members and Mayor he supported them and was interested in the operation of the city. Brocato routinely goes the extra mile to help make Hoover the best city it can be.
- He is a Conservative Republican.
- He is retired from the Fire Department and would be able to fulfill the expectation of “full-time” Mayor.
- His knowledge of the city, its strengths, and challenges are vital to the office.