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Alexandria Eagle Scout Awarded Boy Scouts Of America Honor Medal Of Heroism

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day serves as the unofficial start of summer drawing many vacationers to the shore to take in the sun and surf. For Alexandria Eagle Scout John Daly, a member of of Boy Scout Troop 301 which is chartered by St. Mary's Catholic Church in Old Town, his 2016 summer beach trip included saving the life of a young man being pulled toward the open sea by a rip current. For his actions, Daly was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Honor Medal for Heroism.

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Alexandria Jaycees Honor Outstanding City Employees

May 24, 2017

At their annual Community Appreciation Night on May 15, the Alexandria Jaycees recognized four City employees for their exceptional commitment to public service. Honorees included former Gang Prevention Coordinator Joe Regotti. Local Probation Officer Gregorianne Burruss, AFD Lieutenant Joshua Turner and APD Officer Nuno Cunha.

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Alexandria Fire Department Celebrates Annual National EMS Week

May 23, 2017

In recognition of EMS Week (May 21-27), the Alexandria Fire Department will feature Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dubé and the City’s EMS providers in brief videos explaining their roles and the special skills they possess to help make the Alexandria Fire Department’s EMS system one of the best in the region. Topics covered in the videos include an introduction to EMS services, a look into the lives and duties of EMS providers, what happens during an ambulance call, and more.

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Alexandria Fire Department Launches Integrated Health/Community Paramedic Program

May 23, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department today announced the launch of a Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic program. MIH/CP is a unique and evolving model of community-based health care, focusing on improving the lives of patients, lowering healthcare costs and using EMS providers as resources to solve healthcare problems within the community.

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Emergency Medical Services Week Honors Providers’ Lifesaving Efforts And Service To Their Communities

May 22, 2017

Emergencies happen when you least expect it. It may be something unthinkable that unfolds in front of you or a medical event that you experience.

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Alexandria Fire Department, Friendship Firehouse, And American Red Cross Team Up For Smoke Alarm Installations In Hume Springs

May 19, 2017

The Alexandria Fire Department and Friendship Firehouse have been partnering with the local American Red Cross for smoke alarm installations to help prevent fire deaths and property loss in the City of Alexandria.

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Sheriff’s Office Hosts 2017 Employee Awards Ceremony

May 8, 2017

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office held its annual Employee Awards and Promotional Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25.

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The Virginia Department Of Corrections Celebrates Correctional Officers’ Week

May 8, 2017

As the Virginia Department of Corrections celebrates Correctional Officers’ Week May 7-13, it does so holding the nation’s lowest recidivism rate.

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McAuliffe Vetoes Bill That Would Hamper Law Enforcement Investigations Into Gun Crimes

April 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed legislation that would have hamstrung criminal investigations in Virginia and other states by prohibiting the Commonwealth from sharing information about concealed handgun permits with law enforcement agencies that do not have reciprocity agreements with other states.

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Alexandria Honors Public Safety Heroes At 31st Annual Valor Awards

April 26, 2017

Alexandria recognize the heroism of 21 of the City’s public service professionals today at the 31st annual Valor Award. Inova Alexandria Hospital presented the event, which was hosted by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

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