WHEN:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
WHERE:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Alexandria, Virginia
WHO:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Paramedic Joshua Weissman
WHAT:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â It is with great sadness that Alexandria Fire Chief Adam K. Thiel announced the death of Paramedic Joshua Weissman at 4:25pm on February 9. While responding to a car fire on Interstate 395 near Glebe Road on the evening of February 8, 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 Weissmanâ€™s injuries proved to be fatal.
All participants are urged to carpool and use public transit to attend memorial events.Â Parking will be extremely limited and road closures or traffic delays could make it difficult for participants to arrive at events. By Tuesday, February 14, the City will post locations onlineÂ where public parking is available, and provide a shuttle service schedule for groups that are parking at designated locations off-site.
Please direct all inquiries toÂ 703.746.HELP (4357).
Visitation on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5 p.m. – midnight
Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
Funeral services with honors will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 1 p.m.
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Interment will follow at:
Ivy Hill Cemetery
2823 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22302-4012
*Parking details will be provided at a later time.
At the request of the Weissman family, condolences and donations may be sent to:
Joshua A. Weissman Memorial Fund
c/o Alexandria Firefighters, Inc – IAFF Local 2141
4600 Duke Street, Suite 429
Alexandria, VA 22304
Due to space limitations at the funeral home and Beth El Hebrew Congregation, seating is limited.Â The public is advised to dress appropriately for waiting in outdoor winter weather.
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