Three B.C. fire training officials extinguish a simulated structure fire that has been affected with natural gas in the Alberni Valley Multiplex parking lot on Tuesday

Video: Fire officials practice skills in the Alberni Valley

An annual provincial conference draws firefighters from around B.C. to Port Alberni this week.

Fire training officials from across British Columbia have gathered in Port Alberni to learn some of the highest training standards to best serve their communities.

The 2016 Annual British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association Conference began on May 14 and will run until Thursday, May 19 in the Alberni Valley. The conference takes place each year in a different community in B.C. for fire officials to learn and practice fire-related exercises.

Read the full story in the Thursday, may 19 paper and online.

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