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.
The Mitigation 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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Please visit the FNESS EOC Website for updated emergency information, and evacuation orders and alerts that are affecting BC First Nations.
FNESS Wildland Firefighter Training AvailableSeptember 20, 2022
Wildland Firefighter Training Now Available! Download application form here. Any questions, please contact Quentin Nelson at email@example.com Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBC - 2022 Helpful Links and ResourcesAugust 9, 2022
Emergency Management BC has provided a Helpful Links and Resources document which includes: Emergency and Preparedness Resources Heat Response Resources WIldfire Resources Emergency Management Support to First Nations Travel Information Resources for Evacuees Other Useful Contact Numbers Download the document here.
2023 FireSmart Webinar - Register via UBCM websiteJuly 14, 2022
2023 FireSmart Webinar - register via UBCM website The link has caused some issues for a few folks. Please register for the webinar via our website: https://www.ubcm.ca/cri/firesmart-community-funding-supports In case you haven’t registered yet - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MteNxm8aQoSfbR2tov-1JQ Feel free to share the invite with any potential applicants. Union of BC Municipalities will run a second one in early October.
FNESS Newsletter - the quarterly responder - June 2022July 5, 2022
Welcome to the June 2022 edition of the FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder! Click on the image below to download.