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JIBC firefighting grad defies the odds for a good cause

Stephen Sanderson, JIBC firefighting grad who completed the BMO Vancouver Marathon in full firefighting gearStephen Sanderson, graduate from Class 100 of the JIBC Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Program (now the Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate), ran the BMO Vancouver Marathon in full firefighting gear to build awareness and raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (Screenshot of BT Vancouver Athlete of the Week video; story by Richard Chu)


For many people, just crossing the finish line of the BMO Vancouver Marathon is an accomplishment. But Stephen Sanderson set himself a seemingly impossible goal: complete the 42-kilometre run wearing full firefighter turnout gear.

That means running one of the top marathons in the world wearing an extra 45 pounds of gear, including firefighting pants, jacket, helmet and air tank.

A JIBC firefighting graduate who completed his studies in 2014 and is now an on-call firefighter for Lions Bay Fire Rescue, Stephen decided to set himself this challenge to raise awareness and funds to support people living with muscular dystrophy, a neuromuscular disorder that causes symptoms such as progressive muscle wasting, weakness and loss of function.

In a Vancity Buzz story, he said, “Muscular Dystrophy Canada inspired me about a year ago when I met a person named Stephen who came out and talked to us when I was in firefighting school,” said Stephen.  read more »

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Rick Mercer: Paramedic for a day

On September 9, 2013, our Kelowna campus hosted a notable and enthusiastic Canadian visitor: the one, the only Rick Mercer and his team from CBC Television’s The Rick Mercer Report.

While filming took place, the rest of JIBC was sworn to secrecy until the show aired on October 15.

The spontaneous invitation came from read more »