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Kal Tire Place
Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre

June 7-11

Expo June 7/8
June 9-11


Speaker information coming soon


Sponsors will be listed here


View the Schedule here

 Latest News!

Registration is now open for Exhibitors and opens on Monday, February 3,2020 for Chief Officers and Partners

The Conference Committee met in Vernon at the end of October to view the addition on Kal Tire Place and to consider moving part of the truck displays into the new arena. Other options are also being considered for the booth layouts.
Opening Ceremonies will be at the Vernon Performing Arts Theatre with the banquet and education sessions held at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre.
Tentative costs have been discussed and, subject to Board approval, are proposed to be $645 plus GST for a delegate full package and $545 plus GST for a partial package (does not include banquet or theme night). Banquet tickets are $70 plus GST and Theme Night is $55 plus GST.
The Partners Program is being totally revamped with a new Social Committee looking at various "a la carte" options with more casual meeting time for the partners. The popular Silent Auction and Live Auction will continue with funds raised going to charity.
The Education Committee is hoping to have the program finalized and published here by January before registration opens. Negotiations are in progress for two high profile keynote speakers and the last day may have different ending - stay tuned!

Chief Officer Accommodations

The Host Hotel is the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre - SOLD OUT!

Other Hotels for Chief Officers:

Prestige Hotel Vernon - 4411 32 St, Vernon, BC V1T 9G8 | Phone: 250.558.5991 - SOLD OUT!
Sandman Hotel, 4201 32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5P3 | Phone: 250.542.4325

We wish to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Theme Night Sponsor

Technology Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

Ann Hancock Award Sponsor
Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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Monday Morning
Coffee Sponsor
Tuesday Sunrise
Coffee Sponsor

Schedule & Speakers

Click or tap on the date to the left to open a schedule of events for that day.
Click or tap on the session to see the presenter and their topic. You can see the Speakers and their topics by clicking here as well.

At a glance:
  • Golf Tournament - Maybe ????
  • BC Fire Expo - Sunday, June 7 and Monday, June 8
  • Opening Ceremonies - Monday, June 8
  • Annual Banquet - Monday, June 8
  • FCABC Education Summit - Tuesday to Thursday June 9 to 11
  • Theme Night - Wednesday, June 10
  • Expo Setup

    Trades members can set up inside from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
    Expo closed to other delegates.
    Due to limited space at the loading area, a move in schedule will be sent to all Trades.
  • New Chiefs Orientation

    The New Chiefs Orientation class is at Kal Tire Place in the upstairs Meeting Room
    Check in at the Registration Desk at Kal Tire Place to be directed to the room.
    Coffee, fruit and pastries will be available.
  • BC Fire Expo Setup

    Trade member setup inside and outside from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
    Expo closed to other delegates.
  • BC Fire Expo opens

    The BC Fire Expo opens at Kal Tire Place, 3445-43rd Ave Vernon, BC.
    Delegate and Partner registration opens.
  • Lunch

    Lunch is served between noon and 1:00 pm
    No-host bar open until 6:30pm
  • Dinner

    Dinner will be served between 5:00pm and 6:30pm.
  • BC Fire Expo closes

    The BC Fire Expo closes and will reopen tomorrow at 9:00 am.


Are you interested in making a presentation at the FCABC Education Summit in Vernon, June 9 to 11, 2020?

If so, please click this link to complete a proposal to send to our Education Committee.


  • BC Fire Expo

    Information for Trades Exhibitors can be viewed here
    BC Fire Expo opens at 11am Sunday until 7pm and 9am Monday until 3pm
    Sunday dinner as well as Lunch is provided both days to delegates.
    Meals are available for purchase to those firefighters just attending the Expo
  • Opening Ceremony and Banquet

    Opening Ceremonies are at 6pm on Monday June 8 at the Vernon Performing Arts Theatre, 3800 - 33rd St, Vernon BC.
    The Annual Banquet is after the Opening Ceremonmies at the Vernon Lodge, 3914 - 32nd St, Vernon, BC
  • Conference Meals

    Banquet Dinner:

    Tuesday Lunch:

    Wednesday Lunch:

    Wednesday Theme Night:

    No Host Bars

    Thursday Lunch:

About us

Trades and Exhibitors

The BC Fire Expo is the largest exhibition of fire service equipment and services in the Pacific Northwest.
With an average of 125 inside booths and 30 outside displays, the BC Fire Expo attracts over 300 Chief Officers, Emergency Vehicle Technicians and firefighters from across B.C.
The event goes for 2 days starting Sunday at 11 am with the trade floor closing at 7 pm but the networking continues, to build those important relationships. It continues on Monday from 9 am to 3pm. There are a minimum of meetings scheduled during this period to maximize your "face time" with the attendees.
This is a unique opportunity to interact with departments of all sizes and compositions and some departments that are otherwise impossible to visit.
The BC Fire Expo is reasonably priced with one representative included in the price as well as coffee and meals. All 8' x 10' inside booths also include a table and 2 chairs and a fully carpeted floor as well as wireless internet inside - all included in this low price! If you are bringing more than one representative the extra registration also includes all meals and coffee breaks.

Future Locations

The Conference Committee has tentatively planned the following future dates and locations:

June 6-10, 2021   Penticton — Penticton Trade and Convention Centre / Lakeside Hotel
June 5-9, 2022   Victoria — Save on Foods Memorial Centre / Delta Ocean Pointe Resort
June 4-8, 2023   Penticton — Penticton Trade and Convention Centre / Lakeside Hotel

Chief Officers and Delegates

The annual education conference provides many benefits to delegates, including administrative education, best practices for government and municipal operations, new technology, and the latest safety concerns for our citizens and our firefighters.
Classes offered during the education summit provide key information on leading your Fire Department into the future.  The Conference Committee and Education Committee choose an annual "theme", with the educational sessions providing delegates innovative tools to help improve your community's safety.  The BC Fire Expo provides access to the local trade vendors specifically focused on our fire and emergency industry. 
All delegates who have attended the annual FCABC educational conferences have stated there is great value in attending, as they return with a better understanding of how to effectively manage and lead their fire departments.

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Contact Us:

Conference Contractor Ric Raynor
157 Brears Road South
Quesnel, B.C.
V2J 4G3
Phone 250-747-4334 or
Cell 250-316-9511
email info(at)
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FCABC Administrator Christine McLenan
118 Ravine Drive (Basement)
Port Moody, BC V3H 4T2
1 604 492-3080
1 855 301-8508 (Fax)
1 604 369-3080 (Mobile)
email admin(at)
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