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Fire Department to Remember Lost Comrade.



Paramedic Joshua Weissman

For immediate release: February 7, 2013

WHEN:        February 8, 2013

WHERE:      Alexandria Fire Department
                   Professional Development Center
                   1108 Jefferson Street
                   Alexandria, Virginia 22314

WHO:         Alexandria Fire Department

WHAT:        The City of Alexandria Fire Department will hold a Remembrance Ceremony honoring Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:00am at the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria Virginia. The ceremony will honor the memory of Paramedic Joshua Weissman who died in the line of duty on February 9, 2012.

While responding to a car fire on Interstate 395 near Glebe Road on the evening of February 8, 2012, Paramedic Weissman fell from the roadway, where he suffered a severe head injury. He was rescued by City of Alexandria and Arlington County Firefighters and Paramedics, with assistance from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County Police Departments and the Virginia State Police. Despite valiant efforts by the medical team at the Washington Hospital Center, Paramedic Joshua Weissman succumbed to his injuries at 4:25pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

Joshua Weissman, 33, of Bristow, VA. was a seven-year veteran of the Alexandria Fire Department, and was hired in April 2006.


For more information, contact Robert B. Rodriguez, Chief Fire Marshal / Community Services Officer / Alexandria Fire Department, at 703.746.5217 or


900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.