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October 30, 2015

JIBC honours the life of a local first responder

Flags at all JIBC campuses at half-mast to honour the dedication and service of Captain Flynn Lamont

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is flying flags at half-mast at all its campuses to honor the dedication and service of Captain Flynn Lamont, a respected professional firefighter and search and rescue volunteer who passed away the morning of October 29 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A long-time member of Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services and Coquitlam Search and Rescue, Flynn was instrumental in the development of the Vancouver Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) Team, and was on the team that was deployed to New Orleans to help communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

He was also a long-time faculty member in JIBC’s Fire & Safety Division, and was a highly skilled and well-regarded instructor who taught Technical Rescue and also in JIBC’s Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Program (the precursor to the Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate).

“On behalf of everyone at JIBC, we send our deepest condolences to Captain Lamont’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, President and CEO of JIBC. “His legacy of dedicated service to helping those in need, as well as training firefighters from across Canada will not be forgotten.”

Details on the service for Captain Lamont will be distributed by Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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Last updated November 9, 2015