Funeral and visitation services for Alexandria paramedic Joshua Weissman, who fell from an overpass on I-395 while responding to a car fire, have been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
A visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home Wednesday. On Thursday, the 33-year-old Bristow resident will be buried with full honors and a fly-over at Ivy Hill Cemetery following a 1 p.m. funeral at Beth El Hebrew Congregation.
City officials urge attendees to carpool and use public transportation as they expect large crowds at the funeral and internment.
Alexandria firefighters and paramedics will be off-duty from Wednesday at about 7 p.m. until Friday at noon to mourn Weissman, said AFD spokesman Bob Rodriguez. The shutdown will be “unnoticeable to the general public,” Rodriguez said, because the AFD shares responsibility with Arlington and Fairfax counties as part of a regional agreement. Rodriguez said emergency 9-11 service will not be affected.
City officials urge residents to visit this website to get updated information on the two-day event, including where to send donations.