ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Firefighters in Alexandria paid tribute Friday to a paramedic who died on the job a year ago.

A ceremony Friday morning at the Alexandria Fire Department Professional Development Center honored Joshua Weissman by naming the center after him.

Friends and family joined fellow firefighters in honoring the 33-year-old Weissman, from Bristow, who died Feb. 9, 2012 after he fell from a highway overpass while responding to a car fire.

Colleagues said Weissman, a seven-year department member, spent a lot of his time at the center so it made sense for it to bear his name. Weissman’s father, Edward, and wife, Rebecca, said the family was moved by the honor.

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