The victim of a vehicle crash was identified as firefighter Marc Jubinville At Parkade UBC.
The community is in mourning following the identification of the driver, identified as Delta firefighter Marc Jubinville, who was killed when his vehicle plunged from the second floor of a multi-story parkade at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Delta Mayor George Harvie and Vancouver Fire Rescue confirmed the information.
Jubinville was known as a courageous and devoted firefighter, and the community and the Delta Fire Department are still in shock over his unexpected death. In addition to offering his condolences, Mayor Harvie praised Jubinville for his extraordinary service and bravery in defending the neighborhood. He called on everyone to honor and remember Jubinville’s unselfish dedication and courage in these trying times.
The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday, January 17, around 9:30 a.m., when Jubinville’s vehicle crashed through a concrete barrier and fell “nose first” from the parkade at Thunderbird Boulevard and Westbrook Mall. The rescue efforts were further complicated by heavy, falling snow and a large concrete beam hanging above the vehicle. Despite the valiant efforts of Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, Jubinville was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no other reported injuries, and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The incident has left the community in shock and disbelief as they mourn the loss of a dedicated firefighter who risked his life to protect others.
Delta Fire, along with Jubinville’s family, friends, and colleagues, is grappling with the sudden loss of a beloved member. The community has come together to offer their support and condolences during this difficult time.
As the investigation into the crash continues, it serves as a solemn reminder of the dangers emergency responders face, even in routine situations. The loss of Marc Jubinville has left a void in the hearts of many, and his memory will forever be cherished by those who knew him.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Marc Jubinville’s family, friends, and colleagues as they cope with this tragic loss. May his selfless dedication and bravery never be forgotten.