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July 12, 2012

JIBC and Beijing Emergency Medical Centre forge strategic alliance

Agreement will enhance pre-hospital emergency medical care and emergency management

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and Beijing Emergency Medical Center (BEMC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will establish a strategic alliance between the two organizations.

The MOU, signed at JIBC’s New Westminster campus on July 9 by JIBC President Jack McGee and BEMC Director Mr. Li Wei, outlines an agreement to:

  • Cooperate on pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education, such as the introduction of advanced paramedic courses and development of paramedic instructor education.
  • Actively carry out discussion, organize seminars, and develop cooperation on scientific research related to pre-hospital emergency medical care.
  • Jointly promote exchanges and cooperation between China and Canada’s pre-hospital emergency medical care systems, focusing on medical assistance for large-scale disaster and Critical Care Transport care.

signing MOU

JIBC visited BEMC in November 2011 as part of Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs and Trade Mission to China and India. JIBC also provided resuscitation training to BEMC emergency care personnel in the early 2000s.

“The Justice Institute of British Columbia is very pleased to be entering into a collaborative agreement with Beijing Emergency Medical Centre,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC Vice President, Academic. “This agreement will enhance practice in pre-hospital emergency medical care and emergency management between Canada and China, and advance JIBC’s work in the area of international education and applied research. We look forward to developing this strategic alliance with Beijing Emergency Medical Center.”

"We are extremely pleased to be visiting the Justice Institute of British Columbia to learn about their paramedic programs as well as their emergency management curriculum," said Mr. Li Wei, President of the Emergency Medical Centre (First Aid Station) Branch of the Chinese Hospital Association and Director of the Beijing Emergency Medical Centre. “We are also very grateful to be able to tour the critical care aeromedical facilities of the BC Ambulance Service. There is so much we can learn, and we look forward to future cooperation between our organizations."

About Beijing Emergency Medical Center

Beijing Emergency Medical Center, established in 1983, operates Beijing’s 120 emergency network dispatch and command system; provides emergency medical care, first aid, and emergency medical rescue; and provides training on emergency medical care and first aid.

About JIBC

As Canada’s leading public safety educator, JIBC delivers leading edge public safety and justice education and training in BC, Canada, and internationally. More than 34,000 students from over 20 countries take programs and courses annually at JIBC, which was established in 1978. JIBC delivers programs and courses at seven BC campuses and in more than 170 communities around the province, and serves more than 8,000 online/distance education students annually.

Tags: Beijing, Emergency Medical Services, EMS, paramedics

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