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File #: 13-1588    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/7/2013 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/15/2013 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing to Consider the Recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee to Name the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center at the Lee Center in Honor of Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman.
Attachments: 1. 13-1491_Joshua Weissman - Obituary.pdf
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 7, 2013

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RASHAD M. YOUNG, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Public Hearing to Consider the Recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee to Name the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center at the Lee Center in Honor of Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman.
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ISSUE: Consideration of recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee to name the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center at the Lee Center in honor of Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman who died in the line of duty on February 9, 2012, and setting this report for public hearing and consideration on Saturday, June 15.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council hold the public hearing and following the hearing approve the recommendation of the City Council Naming Committee to name the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center at the Lee Center in Honor of Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman.

The Naming Committee recommended unanimously that Council receive and consider their recommendation that the Fired Department Profession Development Center be named in honor of Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman.

DISCUSSION: Alexandria Paramedic Joshua A. Weissman died in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call for a car fire on Route 395 in Arlington County near Glebe Road the night of February 8, 2012. Paramedic Weissman fell from the roadway and suffered a severe head injury. He was rescued by City of Alexandria and Arlington County firefighters and paramedics, with assistance from Alexandria, Arlington and Virginia State police officers. In spite of valiant efforts by the medical team at Washington Hospital Center, Paramedic Weissman died of his injuries at 4:25 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

He was seven year, well-regarded member of the Alexandria Fire Department, who was known to have...

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