OAFC Conference and Trade Show 2011
It’s been a whirlwind few days at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, filled with networking at the trade show, learning and communicating at the educational seminars, and of course, a little fun and camaraderie at the annual Fire Fighting in Canada golf tournament. Check out our exclusive photo gallery for some highlights.
May 2, 2011
By Carey Fredericks
|The 59th annual Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Conference, Trade Show and Educational Seminars opened on Saturday, April 30, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Although the trade show wraps up today, the seminars, conferences and networking will last until Wednesday, finishing with the OAFC banquet. The OAFC festivities were opened with the annual Fire Fighting in Canada golf tournament on Friday, April 29, carrying on a tradition of fun and camaraderie. Click on the images below to see the photos at full size. Photos by Laura King and Stefanie Wallace.
|Charles Sousa, Ontario minister of labour (centre), addresses the delegates, joined by OAFC President Tim Beckett and Kathleen Wynne, Ontario minister of transportation.
|Kathleen Wynne, Ontario minister of transportation, adds her remarks.
|Chief Richard Boyes of the Oakville Fire Department addresses the attendees of the FEMSA/FAMA Canadian Governmental Committee as the incoming chair.
|Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King moderated the first FFIC roundtable discussion on Monday May 2. From left to right, Chief Rob Simonds (Hamilton, Ont., formerly Saint John, N.B.), Chief Richard Boyes (Oakville, Ont.), Chief Vince MacKenzie (Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.), Chief Stephen Gamble (Langley, B.C.) and Chief Brad Bigrigg (Caledon, Ont.), discussed fire-service topics and issues of a mostly national scope. Watch for video previews of the roundtable discussion on Firefightingincanada.com in the coming weeks!
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