2019 Public Education Symposium 6

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Public Education Symposium

To Register, contact Connie Hol no later than Monday, October 28 by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate the following

  • session date - November 5, 6, 7
  • 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 5 - POSTER
Nanaimo Fire Rescue - Station #2
2499 Dorman Road
Nanaimo, BC

Wednesday, November 6 - POSTER
Township of Langley Fire Department - Hall #6
22170 50 Avenue
Langley, BC

Thursday, November 7 - POSTER
Kelowna Fire Department - Station #1
2255 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC

November 5, 6, 7

Community Risk Reduction
Laura King NFPA

Laura King 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; she was editor of Fire Fighting in Canada and Canadian Firefighter magazines for 10 years before moving to NFPA in September 2017. Laura is a former Canadian correspondent for The Deal, a business newspaper in New York, and was for many years a regular columnist for a U.S. legal magazine, The American Lawyer. 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. Laura is a Cape Bretoner, but lives in Ontario.

OFC Update/Future Plans - Brainstorming
Lisa Barrett

Lisa Barrett joined the Office of the Fire Commissioner in February 2019 as the Manager of Fire Prevention Education. Her previous role was with Emergency Management BC as a Public Education and Online Communications Officer, where she was instrumental in the development of the PreparedBC public education program, as well as the evolution of the Emergency Info BC website and Twitter feed. Having spent the last 20 years working in both federal and provincial government, she has extensive experience in communications, preparedness education, campaign creation, event planning and social media.

November 5 & 6 - Nanaimo/Langley

Too Hot for Tots - Train the Trainer
Frances MacDougall

Frances MacDougall is a registered nurse and the creator of the Too Hot for Tots! After working on the burn unit at BC Children’s Hospital for 18 years and hearing parents and caregivers say they were not aware of the burn hazards in their home or how seriously their children could be injured, Frances developed Too Hot for Tots! to address this knowledge gap. Over the past two decades, Frances has presented at local, national and international conferences sharing her unique knowledge and understanding of this issue with parents, educators and special interest groups. Just recently, in December, 2018, Frances was honoured with the Excellence in Nursing Advocacy Award from the Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) for her role in raising awareness about burn prevention. https://burnfund.org/

November 7 - Kelowna