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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COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020July 7, 2020
COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020 Link: COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020
BC Gov News: Financial assistance available for victims of B.C. floodingJune 30, 2020
BC Gov News: Financial assistance available for victims of B.C. flooding Link: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0035-001201
AFAC Virtual Firefighter Competition July 2020June 26, 2020
AFAC Virtual Firefighter Competition July 2020 The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) has recently announced their VIRTUAL National Indigenous Firefighter Competition for 2020. There will be a regional competition as part of the larger national competition, but winners from both categories will receive a cash prize. The competition will be judged via video submissions from the participating Fire Departments....
FNESS' 26th Annual General MeetingJune 24, 2020
FNESS' 26th Annual General Meeting AGM Poster (235 KB) Welcome New Membership Registration & Membership Renewals was due June 17th Video Conference: Available to Members in Good Standing 604-669-7305 | 1.888.822.3388 | Membership@fness.bc.ca