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.
The Fire Services Department assists BC First Nations communities to increase their overall level of fire protection. Statistics indicate that fire occurrence, incidents and deaths are substantial in First Nation communities. Adhering to our Vision to help develop-Safe and Healthy First Nation Communities, we strive to make an impact by reducing the negative statistics.
Forest Fuel Management
The Forest Fuel Management (FFM) Department works with First Nations communities, and provincial and federal governments, and agencies, to assist with wildfire prevention activities. Many BC First Nations are impacted by the threat and risk of loss to community structures and assets because of wildfires. FFM supports access to funding to communities though planning, education and implementation of wildfire threat reduction activities.
The First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) works closely with First Nations communities, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and various other stakeholders, to support the successful implementation of Emergency Management for First Nations communities in the Province of BC.
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FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder - September 2021October 6, 2021
FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder - September 2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021 - Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyOctober 5, 2021
Fire Prevention Week 2021 runs from October 3-9 and the theme is "Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM." Visit the National Fire Protection Association website for additional safety messages, education materials for kids and communities, games and more! Click on the image to download the safety tip sheet.
FNESS-TEAMS Program AnnouncementSeptember 29, 2021
The First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) is announcing a critical “all hazards coordinated approach” for all First Nation community emergency management (EM) programs across British Columbia (BC). FNESS is developing a pilot Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS) in partnership with Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and BC Wildfire Service (BCWS). Please download FNESS-TEAMS poster for program and contact information.
Fire Prevention Week 2021 Poster and Video ContestAugust 30, 2021
Fire Prevention Week™ 2021 Contest This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3 to 9 and the theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!™ Fire Prevention Week is a great time to discuss fire and burn prevention with the people in your community, and is an opportunity for students to win some fantastic prizes. Bringing the important message...