FNESS COVID-19 Updates

If your community is experiencing an EMERGENCY, please contact Emergency Management BC at 1-800-663-3456.
(EMBC Regional Contacts are listed below)

Welcome to the FNESS COVID-19 update page.  This page will be updated with the most recent FNESS-related COVID-19 information, community resources and news.

FNESS aims to ensure the safety of communities and to support communities during difficult times.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to FNESS for support at FNESS_EM@fness.bc.ca.

Emergency Management Community Notice

Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your communities’ capacity for Emergency Management (i.e. fire departments, emergency management, police departments, emergency medical services, band office administration, health clinics/centres, hospitals, etc.)?  If your community’s emergency management or medical resources have been affected by COVID-19, please reach out to FNESS at fireservices@fness.bc.ca with the following information and a FNESS staff member will contact you:

Community Name:
Community Contact Name:
Community Contact Phone Number:
Community Contact Email:
Issue/Concern regarding Emergency Management:
Actions to Date:

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

First Nations Leadership Council: https://www.fnlcemergency.ca/

First Nations Health Authority: https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/communicable-disease-control/coronavirus

Fire Chiefs Association of BC: https://fcabc.ca/index.php/covid-homepage

Emergency Management BC Regional Contacts

South West Region

14292 Green Timbers Way
Surrey, BC  V3T 0J4
Tel: 604 586-4390
Fax: 604 586-4334
Email: EMBC.SWEAdmin@gov.bc.ca

Central Region

1255-D Dalhousie Drive
Kamloops, BC  V2C 5Z5
Tel: 250 371-5240
Fax: 250 371-5246
Email: EMBC.CTLAdmin@gov.bc.ca

South East Region

101–333 Victoria Street
Nelson, BC  V1L 4K3
Tel: 250 354-5904
Fax: 250 354-6561
Email: EMBC.SEAAdmin@gov.bc.ca

North East Region

3235 Westwood Drive
Prince George, BC  V2N 1S4
Tel: 250 612-4172
Fax: 250 612-4171
Email: EMBC.NEAAdmin@gov.bc.ca

North West Region

Suite 1B – 3215 Eby Street
Terrace, BC  V8G 2X8
Tel: 250 615-4800
Fax: 250 615-4817
Email: EMBC.NWEAdmin@gov.bc.ca

Vancouver Island Region

Block A – Suite 200
2261 Keating Cross Road
Saanichton BC  V8M 2A5
Tel: 250 952–5848
Fax: 250 952-4304
Email: EMBC.VIRAdmin@gov.bc.ca

FNESS is built on partnerships. Any program we offer is only successful because community members and industry specialists work together. On a wider level, we encourage individuals and organizations within BC’s 203 Nations to partner with FNESS through membership. We invite your insight and your engagement as we work together to improve the health and safety of First Nation communities.”

Wayne Schnitzler, Interim Executive Director