The FCABC Executive, in consultation with the Conference Committee and Trades Directors, have made the decision to not hold the 2020 BC Fire Expo and FCABC Education Summit this year as planned. Those that have registered can opt for a full refund or transfer their registration to next year's BC Fire Expo and Education Summit being held in Penticton on June 6-10, 2021.
If you booked a room at the Vernon Lodge, this will be cancelled for you. If you booked a room elsewhere, you will have to cancel that room yourself.
We are exploring an event in the fall to accommodate our Annual General Meeting and may include a reformatted trades opportunity. The Executive understands the impact of this decision specific to our trades and as always encourages our members to support our trades.
Again I appreciate the work and consideration that has gone into this most difficult decision and look forward to getting together again soon.
To transfer your registration, request a refund or for more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our gratitude goes to the hard work and dedication of the Conference Committee and Trades Directors.
Thank you for your service and dedication to your communities. Stay healthy and safe.
Fire Chief Dan Derby, ECFO
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We wish to acknowledge and thank our Sponsors!
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.
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
June 2-6, 2024 Vernon — Kal Tire Place / Vernon Lodge
June 8-12, 2025 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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