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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Halloween Safety TipsOctober 26, 2020
Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is a great time to remind families and children about Fire and Life Safety in their community and home. Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, fireworks, and Halloween decorations are great ways to celebrate but they can also present safety risks that have the potential to become truly scary. Through some simple education and preparation, Halloween can be fun and...
Great British Columbia Shake OutOctober 19, 2020
Great British Columbia Shake Out The COVID-19 pandemic means ShakeOut will be virtual this year. It is still important to practice how to be safe when the earth shakes – at home, work or school. By practicing the Drop, Cover, Hold-on response, we create muscle memory which helps people act quickly by getting to a safe space during an earthquake. While specific...
Last Week to Enter: Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video Contest!October 19, 2020
Last Week to Enter: Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video Contest! A friendly reminder that the deadline to enter the Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video contest is this Friday October 23rd, 2020. Poster entries must be received at the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (3891 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P1) Posters can also be submitted through email:...
Fire Prevention Week 2020- Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen - Oct 8October 8, 2020
Fire Prevention Week 2020- Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen The Fire Prevention Week 2020 campaign highlights this year's focus on cooking safety and preventing kitchen fires at home. Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries and unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Below are a few kitchen safety...