2018 FPOABC Annual Conference

49th Annual FPOABC Conference
April 30 to May 3, 2018
Richmond, BC

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - pay securely through the online store (please note, username and password for the Online Store is not the username and password provided to you for the member's section of the website)

The Pre-Conference Workshop is now FULL

2018 Schedule

Registration Form

2018 Speaker Information

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We would like to share with you what the Fire Prevention Officers Association of British Columbia (FPOABC) which now also includes Alberta as Zone 6, has to offer you or your staff for educational opportunities.  Our annual conference is being held in Richmond from April 30 to May 3 2018 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel.  This is a very convenient location as the Hotel has a courtesy shuttle from the airport so rental vehicles and taxis are not required.  Another cost saving advantage is the conference registration also includes continental style morning coffee breaks and lunches each day as well as dinner at the banquet and the Wednesday night vendors show.  The preconference does not include meals. 

This conference is a great value, as it is focused training for all the areas of fire prevention including code enforcement, public education and fire investigations. The conference is 4 days with an optional two day preconference workshop with this year’s topic “Information Officer” which is one of the courses required for the Fire Prevention Officers Certificate Program.

The conference covers a broad spectrum of topics required in our profession. Some topics include personal health & Safety, public education, inspection and investigation. We also have updates and knowledge sharing from other relevant departments like the Fire commissioner’s office and BC Forestry.  See the 2018 Schedule for more detail.

For members returning this year welcome back. For those members coming for the first time, welcome. For nonmembers you will be happy to know your registration includes a one year membership to allow you to see and experience all the benefits of this association. 


Host Hotel:  Hilton Vancouver Airport
5911 Minoru Boulevard
Richmond, BC  V6X 4C7

Accommodation booking can be done online at www.hilton.com or by calling 604-233-3990.  
Rates are $219.00/night - book by March 29.  
The rate is guaranteed from April 28-May 4, 2018 - this covers the pre-conference workshop.