FNESS Emergency Contacts
Emergencies are determined to be events that cannot be handled at the community response level.
Wayne Schnitzler - Interim Executive Director
Dean Colthorp - Manager, Emergency Services
Bob Mills - Manager, Emergency Management
Larry Price - Manager, Forest Fuel Management
If leaving a message, please provide your name, phone number, email address, community name and emergency concern.
Emergency Contacts listed here gives access to key FNESS individuals who can assist communities with emergency concerns or events.
Please see the FNESS department contact lists for dealing with daily operations or business concerns.
Indigenous Community Support Fund: needs based funding requests. To help Indigenous communities and organizations prevent, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
WILDFIRE UPDATES - https://www.fness-eoc.ca/
Please note, the FNESS EOC will be demobilized by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 3, 2021. Updates to the EOC website will be completed periodically as situations change.
EMBC Central PREOC Operations Chief – 250-312-6623 email@example.com
EMBC 24-hour Emergency Reporting Hotline – 1-800-663-3456
Indigenous Services Canada Duty Officer – 604-209-9709 firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Cross Reunification Line – 1-800-863-6582. Line open from 8am to 8pm, every day
Red Cross - financial assistance https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/current-emergency-responses/2021-british-columbia-fires
First Nations Health Authority – 1-855-550-5454 https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/environmental-health/wildfire-information
Veteran Affairs Canada - Veteran or RCMP Mental Health Support - 1-800-268-7708
BC Wildfire Animal Evacuation Support - BC SPCA https://spca.bc.ca/bc-wildfire-animal-support/
Insurance Bureau of Canada’s (IBC) Consumer Information Centre: 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422); email@example.com
IBC Information related to wildfires: http://www.ibc.ca/bc/disaster/wildfires
Service Canada Outreach Support Centre - 1-877-631-2657. Line open from 8am to 4pm. eServiceCanada Service Request form https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/
Emergency Management BC’s Emergency Management Planning Toolkit for Local Authorities and First Nations at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/local-emergency-programs/local-emergency-planning
Create an emergency plan for your family and home at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/make-your-plan
FireSmartTM Homeowner’s Manual and Landscaping Guide https://firesmartbc.ca/resource-types/guides-manuals/
PreparedBC’s Wildfire Preparedness Guide https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/wildfire_preparedness_guide.pdf
The Emergency Evacuee Guidance Website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/emergency-evacuees
Climate Adaptation Canada - Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/
Climate Adaptation Canada - Checklist for Basement Flood Protection
Climate Adaptation Canada - 3 Steps to Home Flood Protection