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Remembering Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman

Alexandria Fire Chief Adam Thiel comforts the widow of Joshua Weissman, Rebecca Weissman.

Alexandria Fire Chief Adam Thiel comforts the widow of Joshua Weissman, Rebecca Weissman. Photo Contributed

— The City of Alexandria Fire Department hosted a Remembrance Ceremony honoring Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman on Friday, Feb. 8, at the newly renamed Joshua A. Weissman Professional Development Center at 1108 Jefferson St.

The ceremony honored the memory of Paramedic Joshua Weissman who died in the line of duty on Feb. 9, 2012. While responding to a car fire on Interstate 395 near Glebe Road on the evening of Feb. 8, 2012, 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 efforts by the medical team at the Washington Hospital Center, Weissman succumbed to his injuries. Weissman, 33, of Bristow, was a seven-year veteran of the Alexandria Fire Department.