Our mission is to assist First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities by providing the programs and services described in this website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The Fire Services Department assists BC First Nations communities to increase their overall level of fire protection. Statistics indicate that fire occurrence, incidents and deaths are substantial in First Nation communities. Adhering to our Vision to help develop-Safe and Healthy First Nation Communities, we strive to make an impact by reducing the negative statistics.
Forest Fuel Management
The Forest Fuel Management (FFM) Department works with First Nations communities, and provincial and federal governments, and agencies, to assist with wildfire prevention activities. Many BC First Nations are impacted by the threat and risk of loss to community structures and assets because of wildfires. FFM supports access to funding to communities though planning, education and implementation of wildfire threat reduction activities.
The First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) works closely with First Nations communities, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and various other stakeholders, to support the successful implementation of Emergency Management for First Nations communities in the Province of BC.
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Wildfire Community Preparedness DayNovember 6, 2019
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Events can take place between Saturday May 2 - October 31, 2020 https://firesmartcanada.ca/…/wildfire-community-preparedne…/
Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendationsNovember 4, 2019
Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendations Abbott-Chapman (Oct 31/19) (1.04 MB)
Please post & share *Important Notice | ISC FireSmart 2020-2021November 4, 2019
Please post & share *Important Notice | ISC FireSmart 2020-2021 ISC FireSmart 2020-21 (115 KB)
Information from the BC Office of the Fire CommissionerOctober 29, 2019
Information from the BC Office of the Fire Commissioner November 1 to 7 has been proclaimed as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in B.C. As we have seen in the media, too many people die or become ill because of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. But CO poisoning can be prevented. That’s why fire departments, educators, government and industry are working together to teach...