First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia

First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS) is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia. Our mission is to assist First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities by providing the programs and services described in this website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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The FNESS 2015 Calendar is available for purchase!

Contact the North Vancouver Office for more information.


What's New

  • Jan 09

    FireSmart Representative Workshop-Williams Lake on February 24 & 25, 2015

    The next Local FireSmart Representative workshop will be offered in Williams Lake on February 24 & 25, 2015. Local government and First Nations’ fire and emergency preparedness staff and elected officials are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free of charge, however registration is required by February 16, 2015. Register online or contact for more information.

  • Jan 09

    Request for Proposal-Archaeological/Anthropologist/Cultural Heritage Support

    The First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS) requests proposals to support the assembly of a First Nations cultural, heritage and resource values data base required for Landscape Level Fire and Emergency Management Planning. RFP bids are to be submitted to FNESS by Friday, February 6th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. by mail, fax or email.

  • Dec 19

    2015 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative-Wildfire Prevention Planning Funds Available

    Funding is available for local governments and First Nations to prepare Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) and CWPP Updates under the 2015 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative.