FSWO 2022 Symposium - Together Towards Tomorrow

FSWO is excited to announce our 2022 Training Symposium in Belleville, Ontario.
October 19-22, 2022

Registration for NFPA courses is now closed.

Full symposium registration is now open!!

Registration is now OPEN! Click here to see the full schedule and registration.

For the 2022 FSWO Annual Training Symposium, we are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker Celene Lemire. Celene is a Deputy Chief of People Culture and Equity in Vancouver Fire. She has focused on equity and inclusion in large emergency service organizations, addressing systemic issues, supporting membership and operational teams by identifying inequities in policies, practices and programs.

Registration for our 2022 Symposium - Together Towards Tomorrow - is now OPEN!

We have extended our Early Bird Rate for Members!!

We have several Registration options. Currently Registration is now open for everyone. Members get a special Early Bird Rate! Click here to become a Member of FSWO!

Descriptions for the HOT classes and in class sessions can be found below.

Click here to see the Symposium Schedule and to Register.

Registration for NFPA courses is now closed.

Hotel Information

The Ramada By Wyndham Belleville Harbourview Conference Center is hosting our 2022 Symposium. All registration, inclass sessions, most newtorking events and our gala dinner will be held at this location.

We also have a great group rate for participants of the symposium.

Click here for more information about The Ramada By Wyndham Belleville Harbourview Conference Center.

Keynote Speaker - Celene Lemire, Deputy Chief of People Culture and Equity, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services

Celene Lemire has more than 20 years experience in community service, government relations, strategic design, operational planning and leadership. Over the last decade, she has focused on equity and inclusion work in large emergency service organizations, addressing systemic issues, supporting membership and operational teams by identifying inequities in policies, practices and programs. Celene has conducted internal cultural assessments, equity reviews and lead strategic plans focused on addressing barriers and identifying issues in accessibility. She has lead equity audits and systems change initiatives within recruitment processes, training design and curriculum content, promotional processes, infrastructure audits and policy reviews.

She is a member of the Municipal Equity Council, the UN Safe Cities working group and the National DEI Community of Practice for Fire Rescue Services. Celene was a Top 40 Under 40 award winner, a graduate of the University of Calgary, has a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and is currently a Deputy Chief with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services. Celene believes strongly in the power and impact of lived experiences, and much of her work is in connection and collaboration with the communities she serves. Celene has facilitated sessions with the BC Association of Fire Chiefs, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and with multiple municipalities across Western Canada.

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Wednesday October 19, 2022

Thursday October 20, 2022

Friday October 21, 2022 -- HOT Classes

Friday October 21, 2022 - In Class Sessions

Saturday October 22, 2022