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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Wildfire Community Preparedness DayMarch 26, 2020
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Events can take place between Saturday May 2 - October 31, 2020 https://firesmartcanada.ca/…/wildfire-community-preparedne…/
Cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter CompetitionMarch 25, 2020
Cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Competition FNESS is disappointed to announce the cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Competition due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Our event was to be in partnership with the BCFTOA 2020 Conference, which has now been cancelled as well. This event has been cancelled in alignment with provincial and federal policies restricting...
*POSTPONED* NORTHWEST: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop May 7, 2020March 24, 2020
POSTPONED* NORTHWEST: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop May 7, 2020 Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ May 7, 2020 March 24, 2020 Good Afternoon – Northwest Region Indigenous Communities, Re: Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Northwest Region – May 7, 2020 *POSTPONED* In light of the recent recommendations...
*POSTPONED* PRINCE GEORGE REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 28, 2020March 24, 2020
*POSTPONED* PRINCE GEORGE REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 28, 2020 Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ April 28, 2020 March 24, 2020 Good Afternoon – Prince George Region Indigenous Communities, Re: Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Prince George Region – April 28, 2020 *POSTPONED* In light...