Firefighter of the Year Award

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For Immediate Release: September 9, 2008
For Further Information, Contact: Captain Luis Santano, 703.838.4339

Firefighter of the Year Award

The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution announced the recipient of the “Firefighter of the Year Award”. The ceremony will be held on Saturday September 13, 2008 at the Belle Haven Country Club at Noon. The Belle Haven Country Club is located at 6023 Fort Hunt Road. Interim EMS Operations Manager Brian Hricik has been selected as the 2008 Firefighter of the Year.

Brian Hricik, an 11-year veteran of the Alexandria Fire Department, has been an invaluable asset to the Alexandria Fire Department throughout this past year. He temporarily assumed many responsibilities of the Assistant Chief of Emergency Medical Services position when Assistant Chief Vince Whitmore retired in January, 2008. During his interim assignment, Brian worked with regional response partners to develop a Mass Casualty Incident Manual to assist in a coordinated response to incidents with multiple patients; expanded the formal Medical Director program to include an Associate Medical Director that focuses on research for the EMS Division; worked with Inova Alexandria Hospital in developing a program to recognize ST Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMIS) in the field and relay the information through telemetry to the hospital; and was named a regional Faculty member for the American Heart Association.

Brian Hricik has performed to the highest standard of excellence, and epitomizes selfless service across the board. His attitude, dedication, and enthusiasm are second-to-none.

The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution awards the Firefighter of the Year Award to an employee who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession over the past year.