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.
WILDFIRE UPDATES - https://www.fness-eoc.ca/
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
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 SPCA Okanagan/Kootenays Emergency Animal Rescue – 250-571-0849
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/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/wildfires
The Emergency Evacuee Guidance Website https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/emergency-evacuees