FSWO Symposium and AGM

Notice re 2020 FSWO Training Symposium and AGM:


Greetings to all members of our fire service community. Like all organizations, FSWO has been reviewing our priorities and possibilities during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic. With our partner Oakville Fire Department, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual Training Symposium until next year (2021).


We enjoyed an excellent response from the fire service to last year’s Annual Symposium.  As we prepared for this year’s symposium we were excited about the developing agenda and training topics. Despite the loss of this important in-person event for the women and men of the fire service, FSWO is exploring different ways to bring you online quality training and leadership classes this fall, along with a virtual Annual General Meeting. We also plan to offer our yearly FSWO Awards. Stay tuned for more details.


We thank all of you for supporting us and again we are deeply sorry about not being able to hold our event and any unfulfilled expectations that this may cause.


We are continuing our partnership with the Oakville Fire Department and we are looking forward to offering another dynamic and powerful Training Symposium in 2021 in Oakville. #Changeiscoming #Oakville2021

Every year at our Annual Professional Development Symposium we give out a series of awards.   We are excited to announce that Ottawa Fire and La Cité Collège are hosting our Annual Professional Development Symposium from October 18-20th 2019.   Please have a look at the different types of awards and nominate someone deserving from your department.  

  • President's Trailblazer Award

  • 3 "E" Award

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Pink Helmet of Courage Award

  • Long Service Award Pins

Please send completed applications to fswopresident@gmail.com

2019 Sympsoium - Ottawa