2018 Public Education Symposium 5

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Public Education Symposium

To Register, contact Connie Hol no later than Monday, October 29 by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate the following

  • session date - November 6, 7 or 8
  • lunch (yes or no)
  • Names of attendees:  Department/Organization

FPOABC Members:  Presentation & Lunch - no cost
Non Members:  Presentation - no cost / Lunch - $5.00

A brief overview is listed below.  For more detailed information, click on the POSTER for each location

Tuesday, November 6 - POSTER
Nanaimo Fire Rescue - Station #4
1425 Cranberry Avenue
Nanaimo, BC

Wednesday, November 7 - POSTER
Township of Langley Fire Department - Hall #2
23137 - 96th Avenue
Langley, BC

Thursday, November 8 - POSTER
Kelowna Fire Department - Station #1
2255 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC

November 6, 7 & 8

ABCs of Educational Messaging/Building Partnerships for Risk Reduction
Laura King NFPA

Laura is the NFPA’s public-education representative for Canada, helping departments build fire and life-safety programs. Laura was a journalist for more than 30 years and worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers across Canada before moving to NFPA in September 2017. Laura has an honours degree in journalism, political science and public administration from Carleton University, and a certificate in Introduction to Incident Management Systems; she is a certified Road to Mental Readiness instructor, and is NFPA 1035 certified as a fire and life-safety officer.

Provincial Juvenile Firesetter Program
Lisa Axelson Chilliwack Fire Department/Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of British Columbia

Lisa is 1st Vice President of the Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of British Columbia. With the Chilliwack Fire Department, Lisa is a public educator, fire inspector and fire investigator. Lisa was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

November 6 & 7 - Nanaimo/Langley

Social Media 101
Alexa Gervais - PHD Internet

Alexa is a Digital Marketing Consultant and the creator of a digital marketing company and blog PHD Internet. Alexa does everything from running social media accounts to e-mail advertising to teaching others about digital marketing. With on going updates, algorithm changes and new apps this industry never gets boring!

November 8 - Kelowna

Social Media 101
Kelowna Megan Shallow - BNL Media Consulting

Megan is the owner of BNL Media Consulting in Kelowna. Megan works with local business owners to get them set up on social media, teaches owners and their employees how to run their social media platforms with strategy and efficiency in mind, as well as helps manage accounts if time is of the essence.

November 6 & 7 - Nanaimo /Langley

Barb Stack - Senior Program Lead, Langley Division of Family Practice

Working with the community, Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, a large part of Barb’s role is to work collaboratively with the community and health care partners to enhance local patient care. Barb has been involved in leading seniors in Langley for the past 28 years.

Jason Hodge - Acting Captain, Township of Langley Fire Department

In 2005, Jason discovered a program in Kelowna that assisted the first responders to better treat patients with access to vital information during an emergency. This was the inspira- tion for what is now the Medwatch Program. In partnership with the Langley Division of Family Practice, the Medwatch program has been delivered by Jason and Barb Stack since November 2016 with over 2500 packages handed out per year.