Delta firefighter Marc Jubinville has tragically lost his life after his vehicle plunged from the second floor of a multi-storey parkade at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. The incident occurred on January 17th at around 9:30 am.
Delta Mayor George Harvie expressed his condolences and praised Jubinville’s dedication and bravery in protecting the community. He described Jubinville’s passing as a profound tragedy for Delta Fire and the entire community.
The vehicle crashed through a concrete barrier and fell nose first from the parkade at Thunderbird Boulevard and Westbrook Mall. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Capt. Matthew Trudeau reported that a large piece of concrete beam was left hanging above the vehicle, making rescue efforts difficult due to heavy falling snow.
Despite the challenges, emergency crews were eventually able to extract Jubinville from the vehicle. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
The news of Jubinville’s passing has deeply impacted the Delta Fire community and the wider community as a whole. Mayor Harvie called for everyone to come together to honor and remember Jubinville’s selfless dedication and bravery.
It is important to note that Marc Jubinville was a well-respected firefighter who dedicated his life to protecting others. His unexpected passing has left a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and colleagues.
This incident serves as a reminder of the risks that firefighters face every day in the line of duty. Their commitment to keeping communities safe is commendable, and their sacrifices should never be forgotten.
As the investigation into the crash continues, the community will undoubtedly come together to support Jubinville’s family and honor his memory. The loss of such a dedicated firefighter is a reminder of the importance of recognizing and appreciating the work of first responders.