The Wildland Urban Interface Symposium in Penticton is an annual event aimed to improve the response to wildfires. It involves BC Wildfire Service, municipal fire service staff and industry experts.
Each year, more than 150 firefighters from over 25 jurisdictions across B.C. attend the event, which is designed to improve knowledge and response to wildfires. This includes training exercises using supervised burning as well as fire apparatus and aircraft. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary to cancel the 2020 symposium.
The WUI Symposium 2021 originally scheduled for April 23-25 has been postponed. Providing the Public Health Officer approves public gathering, we hope to offer the Symposium September 10-12, 2021 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
Watch this space for updates and registration opening.
Penticton Fire Department