End of Service: 02/23/2023
Circumstances: Pancreatic Cancer
As a young man, Brian became interested in Emergency Medical Services after watching the American drama series, “Emergency!” on television. Brian began volunteering at the Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department in Prince William County in 1989, earning his Emergency Medical Technician certification. He later became a Cardiac Technician and was employed as an Emergency Room Technician at Alexandria Hospital and later at Prince William Hospital. Brian began his EMS career with the Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) in 1997, eventually rising to the rank of Medical Services Deputy Chief. Brian also served as the President of the Northern Virginia EMS Council and the Virginia State EMS Advisory Board. Brian was also a strong supporter of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, assisting with the Alexandria logistics for the East Coast route for several years.