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All Aboard: Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC Conference and BC Fire Expo Returns to Penticton

Global Spectrum Facility Management is delighted that the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC (FCABC) will return to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, after a two year hiatus. Beginning this Saturday, the conference and BC Fire Expo will bring over 200 delegates from 350 fire departments to Penticton until Wednesday, May 29.

“We’ve worked really hard on a conference that is educational and embraces the Okanagan’s landmarks,” added Tom DeSorcy, FCABC Communications Director, Conference Committee Chair and District of Hope’s Fire Chief. “Each day, we will start early in the morning with education and networking for leaders in the fire service throughout BC,” explained DeSorcy.

The Lieutenant Governor will be in attendance at the Cleland Theatre, on Sunday, for the opening ceremonies. FCABC’s conference components are purely Okanagan. The education theme, All Aboard, not only highlights the Okanagan’s past but fuels the enthusiasum of the delegates. On Tuesday, after a compact day of meetings, presentations and workshops, attendees will jump aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Railway for a scenic ride.

Global Spectrum Facility Management is also pleased to welcome delegates from the Emergency Vehicle Technicians Association (EVTA) of BC and the BC Fire Training Officers Association (BCFTOA) to the facility. The two organizations will shoulder into the BC Fire Expo. This marks a very busy period for the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Beginning today with EVTA of BC, over the next seven days, a total of 570 delegates from the three distinct organizations will utilize the facility. For FCABC, the BC Fire Expo is the cornerstone of the five day conference and expo. The largest fire service trade show in the Pacific Northwest takes place indoors and out this Saturday and Sunday.

All aboard, and follow the conference on the Twitter handle @bcfireexpo and use hashtag #AllAboard.