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.

Please Support FNESS! Click here for MEMBERSHIP FORMS.  FNESS memberships are valid from January 1 to December 31 each year. Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook at and thank you for your support!.

Click below for information on the #BeFireSafe Campaign

The FNESS Safety Expo was a great sucess! Thank you to those who participated and traveled a long ways from your communities! Please go to our Facebook page for photos.


What's New

  • Aug 21

    *NEW* Indigenous leadership in structural firefighting: Developing tomorrow’s leaders in BC

    Our study will address the following key question: What are the competencies needed for today’s BC First Nations fire officers in managing, supervising and leading their respective BC First Nations-led structural fire departments, particularly in relation to occupational health and safety program/service delivery?

  • Jul 03

    Elders Gathering - Come say hello to FNESS!

    Come and say hello to FNESS at the Annual Elder's Gathering and join us in our fire safety presentations! Click here for safety tips for Elders.

  • Apr 22

    Wildfire Prevention Program Relaunched

    Funding for forest fuel reduction plans and projects is again available under the 2015 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative, which is being relaunched today with recently announced additional provincial funding.