Sekwelwas ISC-FNESS

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
2020-2021 ISC FireSmart Program
2020-2021 Wildfire Prevention - Mitigation Funding

For more information, please email ForestFuelManagementInformation@fness.bc.ca


FNESS-ISC Map 2015-2020

  ISC fuel treatment program 2015-2020

Additional Information

Wildfire Threat Assessment Materials

PSTA Threat Class Map

BCWS Fuel Management Prescription Guidance 2019 (287 KB)

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. 

https://abcfp.ca/web/ABCFP/About_Us/Directory_Public.aspx 

Bylaw 9 – Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct

https://www.fness.bc.ca/downloads/code-of-ethical-and-professional-conduct-2021.pdf