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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August Safety Tips: Grilling, Outdoor Burning, and WildfiresAugust 5, 2020
August Safety Tips: Grilling, Outdoor Burning, and Wildfires Fire Safety is important all year round, but especially during these dry, hot summer months. It is important to educate community members about weather related risks such as lightning and wildfire, and seasonal risks such as grilling or outdoor burning. The NFPA safety tips factsheets are useful resources for public education; these...
News Release: B.C. Day long weekend fire precautionsJuly 31, 2020
News Release from BC Wildfire Service : B.C. Day long weekend fire precautions Link: News Release: B.C. Day long weekend fire precautions
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020July 24, 2020
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020 Link: COVID-19 UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020
Checklist for Protecting Your Home and Property from WildfireJuly 21, 2020
Checklist for Protecting Your Home and Property from Wildfire Link: https://firesmartcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FSC_Wildfire-Evac-Checklist-Final.pdf