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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Community Emergency First Aid TrainingFebruary 24, 2021
Community Emergency First Aid Training FNESS is proud to announce a new community first aid training program! The FNESS Community Emergency First Aid Training Program will officially begin March 1st, 2021. To apply for this training opportunity, please complete the WUFOO form linked here: https://fness19.wufoo.com/forms/m1yxk1w209ay53o/ The intent of this course is to train community members in basic first aid, CPR...
Recognized FireSmart Neighbourhood - Shuswap Indian BandFebruary 22, 2021
Recognized FireSmart Neighbourhood - Shuswap Indian Band Watch this fantastic video about the Shuswap Indian Band and their achievement in becoming a FireSmart Recognized Neighbourhood.
Training for BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Support - FREE On-line WorkshopsFebruary 12, 2021
Training for BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Support - FREE On-line Workshops You are invited to attend a FREE online workshop aimed at orienting individuals to the resources available to support agriculture operations with wildfire preparedness. You will learn about the distinct challenges farms and ranches face before, during and after wildfires. The workshop is aimed at: Wildland fire...
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - UPDATE #75 / February 9, 2021February 10, 2021
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - UPDATE #75 / February 9, 2021 Link to COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - UPDATE #75 / February 9, 2021