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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BC CDC - Flood Zones are Danger ZonesNovember 26, 2021
Article produced by the BC Centre for Disease Control (CDC): Flood zones are danger zones Be Aware of the risks before re-entering a flood zone Numerous hazards may be present in a flood zone, and they may be difficult to spot due to the surrounding damage and the emotion of returning home. Here are some of the key hazards to...
Flood PreparednessNovember 15, 2021
Download the Flood Preparedness document here Flood Preparedness (286 KB) Flood Preparedness Visit the Emergency Evacuee Guidance Website The Emergency Evacuee Guidance website provides information on what to do if you receive an evacuation order. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/emergency-evacuees Flood Evacuee Guidance – from Emergency Management BC’s guidance website If flooding is imminent but you have not yet been instructed to evacuate, follow these...
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - November 1-7, 2021November 1, 2021
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - November 1-7, 2021 The effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can be devastating. According to the BC Coroners Service, there were 151 carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning deaths in the province between 2008 and 2020, some of which were preventable. By properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances in a home, and installing a carbon monoxide alarm that alerts when...
FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder - September 2021October 6, 2021
FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder - September 2021