First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) together with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
2020-2021 FNESS-ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment and FireSmart 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 wildland urban interface. The program has been expanded this year to include areas that were previously excluded from consideration. The 2020 general requirement that fuel management projects of up to $75,000 with a 10% community contribution, be restricted to areas with High-to-Extreme Fire risk is in effect. In addition, Fire Smart activity for projects of up to $50,000 with a 10% community contribution will be considered in areas of Moderate fire risk, including but not limited to community and CP lands (with land owner authorization).
FNESS is accepting applications supporting on-reserve operational forest fuel treatment/prescription/burn plan development. We will also fund basic fire smart activities around homes and assets.
2020-2021 Wildfire Prevention - Mitigation Funding Notice
FNESS - ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program - Wildland Fire Fighting Training, Equipment, Materials and Supplies. FNESS is accepting applications supporting Wildland Fire Fighting crew development up to a maximum of $25,000.00. Applications are under review.
The initiative supports First Nations communities who demonstrate completion of Wildland Fire Fighting Crew training/certification and development of wildland fire fighting contract crew's or achieved standing offer contracts/agreements with BC Wildfire Service.
Submit a Final Report
2020-2021 On-Reserve Operational Treatment Program
- FNESS-ISC Funding Guide (pdf)
- ISC 2020-2021 Fuel Treatment Final Report Form (Mar1.2021)
- ISC 2020-2021 Fuel Treatment Final Report Form (doc) (March1.2021)
2020-2021 ISC FireSmart Program
- On-Reserve FireSmart Final Report Form 2020-2021 (pdf) (221 KB)
- FireSmart Homeowners Manual (2.37 MB)
2020-2021 Wildfire Prevention - Mitigation Funding
For more information, please email ForestFuelManagementInformation@fness.bc.ca
Wildfire Threat Assessment Materials
- 2020 Wildfire Threat Assessment
- 2017 Wildfire Threat Assessment (Version 2)
- 2012 Wildfire Threat Assessment
FireSmart Canada provides resources for home and private land owners, industry, and governments to lessen the effects of wildfire. For more information and to learn about the FireSmart Community Recognition Program, visit www.firesmartcanada.ca
The Association of BC Forest Professionals provides multiple documents regarding the roles and responsibilities of forest professional that may be helpful when selecting a consultant or contractor to work with.