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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Fire Prevention Week 2020- Poster and Video Contest ReminderSeptember 22, 2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020- Poster and Video Contest Reminder Fire Prevention Week 2020 runs from October 4 to 10 and the theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the KitchenTM”. This year's campaign aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe because, unfortunately, kitchen and cooking fires...
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Virtual ConferenceSeptember 22, 2020
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Virtual Conference - November 5, 2020 Link: https://venuewest.eventsair.com/epbcc-2020/?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website
Smoky Skies BulletinSeptember 15, 2020
Smoky Skies Bulletin - Government of BC Link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/air/advisories/2020-09-14_smoky-skies_issue.pdf
Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory UpdateSeptember 11, 2020
Forwarding info from Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory Update: In early August we announced the launch of the COVID-19 Supply Hub, where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies are available for purchase by organizations, like yours, delivering public services and serving vulnerable British Columbians. Today, we are writing to provide an update on product availability. In addition to the gloves, gowns, goggles, industrial cleaner, disinfectant cleaner, bleach and hand sanitizer available at launch, we are...