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Notes: Deputy Chief Brian Hricik dies after battle with cancer

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Today’s weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 53.
Tomorrow: Light rain in the morning. High of 65 and low of 51. Sunrise at 6:41 am and sunset at 6:02 pm.

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Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) Deputy Chief Brian Hricik died last week after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Hricik had been with the AFD since 1997 and was EMS Operations Manager from 2007-2020. In 2020, Hricik was promoted to deputy chief.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hricik worked diligently with internal and external stakeholders to provide information and care for the Alexandria community while ensuring the safety of first responders,” the city said in a release last year.

A memorial service for Hricik will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Vienna Presbyterian Church (124 Park Street NE).

According to an obituary posted on his health journal website:

“Brian was a loving husband and father, a cherished member of his extended family,” the message said. “He also had a second family; Brian was a brother to his fire department friends and colleagues, and he was no less cherished. As a paramedic, Brian was dedicated to saving lives. As a supervisor, Brian also tended to the needs and well-being of the members of his shift. As a chief, Brian worked tirelessly to ensure the Alexandria Fire Department provided the best emergency medical care imaginable… and he did!”

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