Tag: alexandria fire department

Fire Chief Corey Smedley reflects on retirement

By Wafir Salih | [email protected] Chief Corey Smedley announced his retirement from the Alexandria Fire Department effective Jan. 12, 2024. James Schwartz has been appointed...

Two-alarm house fire in Old Town

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] A postal delivery worker dialed 911 after witnessing flames and smoke from the roof of 216 S. Fairfax St. Units...

AFD Deputy Chief Brian Hricik dies

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] Brian Hricik, the Alexandria Fire Department medical services deputy chief, died on Feb. 23 according to a release. “This is a...

Our View: A collective bargaining conundrum

Collective bargaining is a complex issue with myriad facets that vary from locality to locality and from department to department within a given city....

City and firefighters reach an accord

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria City Council approved a resolution last week to commit funding toward a collective bargaining agreement between the City...

Community Fire Academy applications open

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] The Alexandria Fire Department is currently accepting applications for its spring 2023 Community Fire Academy, according to a news release. The...

Second bargaining agreement reached

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] On Tuesday evening, City Council unanimously approved a resolution to commit funding toward a collective bargaining agreement between Alexandria and...

None injured in Mia’s Kitchen fire

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] On Monday morning, a fire broke out at Mia’s Italian Kitchen in Old Town. According to nearby residents, the fire led...

East Lynhaven Gateway gets smoke alarms

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] On Oct. 1, the Alexandria Fire Department will install smoke alarms in the East Lynhaven Gateway neighborhood at 9 a.m, according to...

Our View: Sticker shock

The first budget proposed by new City Manager James Parajon for fiscal year 2023 includes a staggering 7.7% increase in spending, a shocking amount...