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Doug Armour, Assistant Fire Chief of Maple Ridge Fire Department, also worked for several years in JIBC's Fire & Safety Division

It is with great sadness that we announce the flags at all JIBC campuses will be lowered to half-mast to honour the life and service of Doug Armour, Assistant Fire Chief with Maple Ridge Fire Department, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday due to cancer-related complications.

Assistant Chief Armour worked at JIBC as a fire technician for several years, spending countless hours at the Maple Ridge campus, while Maple Ridge Fire Department is also a stakeholder and supporter of the Institute.

The sudden passing of Assistant Chief Armour has come as a shock to both his fire department and to staff at JIBC’s Fire & Safety Division (FSD). He was 49 years old and leaves behind his wife and two teenage sons.

“JIBC offers its deepest condolences to Assistant Chief Armour’s family, friends and all his colleagues at both FSD and the Maple Ridge Fire Department,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. “His dedication and commitment to community safety and training the next generation of firefighters will not be forgotten.”


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.