B.C. Fire Expo and FCABC Summit a big hit
By Jayson Koblun
June 11, 2019, Penticton, B.C. – More than 300 fire chiefs, chief officers, emergency vehicle technicians and firefighters from across the province came to this year’s B.C. Fire Expo at the Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton.
Chiefs and other key decision makers in the industry browsed the massive trade show floor of the expo that was on from June 3 to 4. And stayed for an education summit hosted by the Fire Chief’s Association of British Columbia from June 4 to 6.
The show floor featured more than 150 displays and the parking lot was filled with dozens of the newest fire trucks, apparatus and emergency service vehicles for potential customers to consider or simply for anybody to get a good look at the latest tech and features of new trucks.
Most chiefs stayed behind once the expo ended and sat in on several sessions hosted by the FCABC. The keynote speaker was Frank Viscuso—an author, speaker, and career deputy chief. He spoke on stepping up to lead, sharing the secrets of effective fire service leadership, introducing the traits and skills essential for successful fire service leaders, and discussing the importance of customer service.
Topics covered at the conference were conversations on wildfires, body language, surviving the career, time mastery and accountability, and several others.
For information on next year’s show visit www.bcfireexpo.ca/2020/home.php.