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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Master of Disaster ProgramJanuary 23, 2020
Master of Disaster Program Grade 4 to 8 teachers will find the Master of Disaster Program a great resource for their students. Newly updated material on Emergency Preparedness. The program includes Indigenous Traditional Knowledge on the Great Tsunami and Cultural Burning. Easy to order classroom sets with a teacher’s guide. Master of Disaster Kits and shipping are provided at no...
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Wildfire Prevention - Mitigation Funding NoticeJanuary 21, 2020
2020-2021 First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program The FNESS - ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program is managed by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). Grant administration is provided by FNESS with provision of funding by ISC. The initiative supports First Nations communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the...
Happy New Year from Emergency Management DepartmentJanuary 15, 2020
Happy New Year from Emergency Management Department Big Bar Land Slide Support and Honoring Ceremony First Nation Incident Command Unified Command First Nations, Province – FLNRO, Federal DFO & Canada Coast Guard Began day with First Nation Protocols at ICP First Nations technical call weekly Provided visits to the incident for First Nations Ceremony at incident FNESS coordinated Pinks...