2020 Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo

Dear Members,

Remembering Paramedics Ivan Polivka and Jo-Ann Fuller

Today marks the ten (10) year anniversary of the tragic loss of Paramedic Ivan Polivka and Paramedic Unit Chief Jo-Ann Fuller. The crew was returning from the hospital in Port Alberni when their ambulance was involved in a single-vehicle accident. The Unit plunged off a narrow road and into Kennedy Lake. 

In honour of the significant anniversary, a small and intimate event is being held today at the Tofino station. Because of Covid-19 restriction, the event is invite-only to ensure the gathering size is limited to 50. We will be live-streaming the event on our public APBC Facebook page and invite you to join us there and take a moment to remember Jo-Ann and Ivan.

In addition to Ivan and Jo-Ann, we ask that you also remember the eight other members who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving the citizens of British Columbia In the Line of Duty.
We shall never forget them.

The Provincial Executive Committee

Ambulance Paramedics of BC

CUPE Local 873

Click HERE to view PDF version of this memo.