Multiple fire departments across La. will help BRFD as they pay respects to fallen captain

The funeral for the late Baton Rouge Fire Captain Phillip Paternostro will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.
Published: Aug. 28, 2023 at 8:53 PM CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department has announced funeral arrangements for Captain Phillip Paternostro, who was a dedicated and respected member of the department.

The funeral will occur on Tuesday, August 29 beginning at 9 a.m. During the service, multiple fire departments across the state will provide equipment and personnel to aid BRFD and allow them to pay their respects to Captain Paternostro.

Captain Phillip. P. Paternostro passed away on Monday, August 21, at the age of 54.

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According to BRFD, the public is invited to attend Captain Paternostro’s funeral services at Istrouma Baptist Church, which is located at 10500 Sam Rushing Road.

His wake will be from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, and from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29. His funeral will start at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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