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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Fire Services

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.

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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.

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Emergency Management

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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Happy Holiday from Fire Services!

December 11, 2019

  Happy Holiday from Fire Services! Fire Services is happy to announce the addition of two new team members: Dean Colthorp (Fire Services Manager) and Brian Lauzon (Fire Services Officer). We warmly welcome Dean and Brian and look forward to the experience and skill set they bring to our team. A major focus this month was our Fire Prevention Week...

Indigenous Knowledge Survey

December 4, 2019

Indigenous Knowledge Survey First Nations Cultural Burning Revitalization Needs Assessment Survey *Please respond on or before Friday December 20, 2019 (11:59pm PT)  Q. What is First Nations Cultural Burning? A. First Nations Cultural Burning is utilization of traditional knowledge, values and objectives in regard to traditional burning practices from a First Nations perspective.

Oct Fire Services

November 13, 2019

Fire Services Here at Fire Services, October means Fire Prevention Week! Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is an annual event in Canada. On October 9th, 2019, FNESS was pleased to join the Province of BC and other provincial fire prevention organizations in the official announcement of Fire Prevention Week 2019.  Esther Winder and Liz Wilson of FNESS Fire Services Department, travelled...

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

November 6, 2019

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Events can take place between Saturday May 2 - October 31, 2020…/wildfire-community-preparedne…/