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October 26, 2010

JIBC Foundation establishes new Memorial Fund to pay tribute to paramedics Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka

JIBC alumni and BC Ambulance Service paramedics Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka were tragically killed when their ambulance plunged into Kennedy Lake, near Tofino, on October 19, 2010. The JIBC Foundation has established an Emergency Medical Services Memorial Fund in memory of deceased paramedics. Tributes in memory of Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka may be made to the JIBC Emergency Medical Services Memorial Fund.

The JIBC Foundation has contributed $10,000 towards establishing a permanent endowment and Mr. John and Mrs. Lane D’Eathe have graciously contributed $5,000 as well to support students of paramedicine.

Both Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka graduated from the JIBC Paramedic Academy and provided a combined 37 years of service to residents of the province, as employees of the BC Ambulance Service.

“We are immensely proud of the contributions graduates like Jo-ann and Ivan make to the safety and quality of life enjoyed by residents of BC,” said JIBC President, Jack McGee. “We hope that through the establishment of this fund we will continue to attract students and produce graduates who will maintain the legacy of service to residents and communities demonstrated by Jo-Ann and Ivan.”

If you would like to pay tribute to Jo-Ann Fuller and/or Ivan Polivka please contribute to the EMS Memorial Fund by calling 604.528.5750, or through the donation options outlined on the Give to JIBC page, or by making a cheque payable to the “JIBC Foundation” and mailing it to JIBC Foundation, 715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC, V3L 5T4.

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