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City of Alexandria Mourns Passing of Fire Department Deputy Chief Brian Hricik

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Funeral set for Saturday, March 11 at 1pm (details below)

ALEXANDRIA, VA: After a battle with cancer, Alexandria Fire Department Medical Services Deputy Chief Brian Hricik died on February 23, 2023.


“This is a time of great sadness for the Alexandria Fire Department and for the City of Alexandria,” said Alexandria Fire/EMS Chief Corey A. Smedley. “We have not only lost an outstanding employee and Medical Services Deputy Chief, but a dedicated and well-respected colleague and friend. Over the past 25 years, Brian proved himself as an outstanding leader and advocate for a high-performing EMS system. He will be sorely missed by the Department, City, and community; we send our deepest regrets to his family and friends on their loss.”


Deputy Chief Hricik was born in Alexandria and began his EMS career with the Alexandria Fire Department in 1997 after volunteering in Prince William County. Prior to becoming the Medical Services Deputy Chief, he served in various capacities including medic, EMS Training Coordinator, and EMS Supervisor. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cindy; three daughters Madison, Kaitlyn, Anna; his stepmother Sandy; his father Robert; two sisters Christine and Sabrina; and two stepsisters Cherie and Amy.


Before his passing, Deputy Chief Brian Hricik agreed to talk about his career and his passion for EMS and helping others. He also shared some advice for those interested in advancing their careers as first responders. Even during his battle with cancer, he continued to encourage and inspire others. https://youtu.be/tYCYMV_eY1g



Community members, regional colleagues, and local officials are invited to remember Deputy Chief Hricik and celebrate his life and contributions to our community:


VIEWING

Friday, March 10, 2023 • 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, Va.


PROCESSION

Saturday, March 11, 2023 • 11 a.m.

City of Alexandria Fire Department Fire Station 204, 900 Second St, Alexandria, VA

A procession will depart Station 204 at 11 a.m. for Vienna Presbyterian Church, where Deputy Chief Brian Hricik will be remembered during a final public service. Residents and businesses along the 20-mile route are encouraged to show their appreciation and support for Deputy Chief Hricik, as well as the first responders participating in his procession.


SERVICE

Saturday, March 11 • 1 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna, VA

The service will also be streamed live online.


Impact to traffic in the city will be minimal during the procession. As part of regional mutual aid agreements, Alexandria Fire Department personnel will be able to attend the memorial service with no staffing shortage in the community during that time and with no additional cost to the City.


CONTACT

Alexandria Fire Department Raytevia Evans, Public Information Officer 703.746.5190


City of Alexandria Ebony Fleming, Director of Communications & Public Information 703.402.1745

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