Start Date: 2/20/2020 5:00 PM End Date: 2/20/2020 8:15 PM

FCAI Annual Membership Meeting w/ Special Guest Brendan McDonough

Event Location
Maggiano's Little Italy, Naperville
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Join FCAI for their Annual Membership Meeting on February 20, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Naperville! The special guest speaker of the evening will be Granite Mountain Hotshot Lone Survivor - Brendan McDonough.

About Special Guest Speaker - Brendan McDonough:
Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their superintendent, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the crew, and seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough. 

Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough–“Donut” as he’d been dubbed by his team–served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. 

The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. 

Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.

The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots came to the silver screen with the release of Only the Brave in October 2017. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, stars Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly. McDonough was portrayed by Miles Teller.

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Association Business:
Association News 
Association Fund Reports
FCAI Board Member Elections
The following are nominated for FCAI Board Member: 
Roy Dennis, Midwest Decorating
Kurt Hand, Vogue Painting
Kelley Oates, KOJA Construction
Matt Anderson, Anderson Moran Construction
FCAI Excellence in the Industry Awards Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Brendan McDonough
8:15 p.m. Adjourn

This is a free event. 

Maggiano’s Little Italy 
1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL 60563

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