Our first ever Symposium was an incredible success!

Thank you to all those who participated and contributed towards making the event so uplifting and educational. 

We are grateful to have had so many sponsors, donors, supporters, and contributors to acknowledge and thank! 

We truly couldn't have done it without you all!

#BetterTogether #BurningBarriers #IgnitingChange

FSWBC Symposium 2024

April 4-6, 2024

Sandman Signature Langley Hotel

8828 201st Langley Twp, British Columbia



Thank you to Dave Harcus Photography for this incredible compilation.

FSWBC 2024 Allyship Award

Board members had the opportunity to present Chief Darren Wilson of Lantzville Fire Rescue with his 2024 Allyship Award. Chief Wilson is a committed and outstanding ally for women in the fire service, and through his dedication, we recognize his commitment and support for all of us. Thank you for your service and supporting FSWBC Assistant Chief of Operations, Darren Wilson.

FSWBC 2024 Leadership Award

Under the category of Leadership - Trailblazer, FSWBC recognizes Captain Jennifer Dawkins of Vancouver Fire Rescue, for her tireless efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion, and building a supportive and inclusive fire service that benefits all. Jenn has touched the lives of many in the fire service in BC, Canada and beyond. Thank you for your service to all of us Jenn.

Ellen Statz

Ceramic Artist, Raku, Murals, Wall Art, Tiles, and Backsplashes

This years awards were hand crafted in raku pottery by artist Ellen Statz. Ellen designed this beautiful piece as a functional tea-light statue and each is one of a kind. We chose this medium because the raku requires the ceramic pieces to be immersed in fire to create the incredibly colours and this firing process is what strengthens the artwork. 

We are so proud of these awards and so grateful to Ellen for her vision in creating something so unique!

Please visit her website at https://ellenspottery.com/ for information of where you can find her work.

Better Together!

Township of Langley Fire Department

In Collaboration!

Township of Langley IAFF Local 4550

Thank you to our incredible hosts for lending their support to this event!