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.


The Mitigation 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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Check out our Resources page for our latest News, Calendar of events, and resource Library.

FNESS Emergency Information

Please visit the FNESS EOC Website for updated emergency information, and evacuation orders and alerts that are affecting BC First Nations. 
ISC Wildfires and First Nations Communities in BC - 2021 Wildfire Season FAQ's 
FNLC Emergency Management Services Memorandum of Understanding
ISC BCWS Wildfire Response Agreement
ISC EMBC Emergency Management Services Funding Agreement


 FNESS COVID-19 Updates

First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) COVID-19 Emergency Resource Site

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What's New

2022 Flood Resources - Before, During and After a Flood

November 2, 2022

Do you know what to do before, during and after a flood? We have compiled a list of flood resources you and your community can refer to. Download the resources here. 

FNESS is Offering FREE On-line ESS Training Sessions

October 25, 2022

FNESS is pleased to announce that we are offering FREE on-line Emergency Support Services (ESS) training sessions every Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm starting November 2022. Download poster for details. If you are interested in attending or require more information, please contact FNESS Training Team at 

FNESS Fire Prevention Youth Bootcamp on Global News!

October 24, 2022

Click on the link below to view GlobalNews BC footage on the FNESS Fire Prevention Youth Bootcamp.   

Call for Applications Open: ISC EM Non-Structural Mitigation & Preparedness Program

October 20, 2022

Call for applications now open. NO DEADLINE TO APPLY. Indigenous Services Canada: Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program call for applications: 2022 to 2023 The Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) provides funding to First Nations communities so they can build resiliency, prepare for natural hazards and respond using the 4 pillars of emergency management: mitigation preparedness response recovery EMAP supports non-structural...