February 13, 2012

Incident Audio - Paramedic Falls from Overpass


Last Thursday (2/9), I featured an article on our Facebook page about Alexandria Fire Department Paramedic Joshua Weissman (33), who fell from a bridge overpass while at the scene of a car fire and was critically injured.

Unfortunately, Weissman has died from head injuries sustained in the fall. 

Although the accident is still under investigation, it is believed that Weissman was climbing over a cement barrier to get to the vehicle when he fell through the gap and into Four Mile Run Creek, approximately 30 feet below the interstate hitting his head on rocks in the shallow creek. 

In addition, a link to the audio recording of the dispatch and rescue operations of fellow firefighters working to save Weissman during this incident is included below. I have also put together an interactive Google map of the incident scene location for reference while listening to the audio recording of the incident.
 
You can read about the incident at the following link:


Alexandria VA Paramedic Accident Audio 2/8/12 
(20min:52sec) Audio recording of the dispatch and rescue operations during this incident.

RIP Paramedic Joshua Weissman - Thank You for Your Service & Sacrifice - Last Call 02/08/12

Funeral Arrangements for Weissman are set for this Wednesday (Feb. 15)

That's it for now. Till next time, stay safe and happy scanning!

-RF
Webmaster at Police-Scanner.info

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