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.
In 2019 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 and 2021 symposiums. The next WUI Symposium is scheduled for April 22-25, 2022.
Watch this space for updates and registration opening.
Penticton Fire Department