October 27, 2010 at 3:19 PM
Paramedic fund set up
Times Colonist October 27, 2010
A memorial fund has been established by the Justice Institute of British Columbia in memory of two paramedics killed last week when their ambulance plunged into Kennedy Lake.
The JIBC Foundation has established an Emergency Medical Services Memorial Fund in memory of deceased paramedics.
The JIBC Foundation has contributed $10,000 toward establishing the permanent endowment and John and Lane D'Eathe have contributed $5,000 to support students in paramedicine.
Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka were killed on Oct. 19 when the ambulance they were in ran off Highway 4 down a 60-metre embankment into the lake.
The two, with a combined 37 years of service with the B.C. Ambulance Service, were best friends. Both graduated from the JIBC Paramedic Academy.
Contributions to the EMS Memorial Fund can be made by calling 604-528-5750, or visiting the JIBC Foundation website at http://www.jibc.ca/supporting JIBC/waysToGive.htm .
A memorial service for Fuller and Polivka will be held Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Wickaninnish Community School in Tofino.
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