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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FNESS Strategic Plan 2021-2024April 13, 2021
FNESS Strategic Plan 2021-2024 (5.02 MB)
FNESS Spring 2021 MessageApril 13, 2021
We are excited to share our FNESS Spring 2021 Message with you. Please enjoy!
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - UPDATE #78 / April 8, 2021April 9, 2021
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - UPDATE #78 / April 8, 2021 Link to ISC BC Region COVID-19 Update #78 April 8 2021 (636 KB)
FNESS Quarterly Responder - March 2021 NewsletterMarch 31, 2021
FNESS Quarterly Responder - March 2021 Click on this link to view the latest newsletter. FNESS Quarterly Responder - March 2021