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2022 Flood Resources - Before, During and After a Flood

November 2, 2022 — Do you know what to do before, during and after a flood? We have compiled a list of flood resources you and your community can refer to. Download the resources here. 

FNESS is Offering FREE On-line ESS Training Sessions

October 25, 2022 — FNESS is pleased to announce that we are offering FREE on-line Emergency Support Services (ESS) training sessions every Thursday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm starting November 2022. Download poster for details. If you are interested in attending or require more information, please contact FNESS Training Team at training@fness.bc.ca 

FNESS Fire Prevention Youth Bootcamp on Global News!

October 24, 2022 — Click on the link below to view GlobalNews BC footage on the FNESS Fire Prevention Youth Bootcamp. https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/43ba2914-50df-11ed-bcd1-0242ac110007/?jwsource=cl   

Call for Applications Open: ISC EM Non-Structural Mitigation & Preparedness Program

October 20, 2022 — Call for applications now open. NO DEADLINE TO APPLY. Indigenous Services Canada: Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness program call for applications: 2022 to 2023 The Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) provides funding to First Nations communities so they can build resiliency, prepare for natural hazards and respond using the 4 pillars of emergency management: mitigation preparedness response recovery EMAP supports non-structural...

FNESS Newsletter - the quarterly responder - September 2022

September 29, 2022 — Welcome to the September 2022 edition of the FNESS newsletter - the quarterly responder!  Click on the newsletter image to download.

FNESS Wildland Firefighter Training Available

September 20, 2022 — Wildland Firefighter Training Now Available!  Download application form here. Any questions, please contact Quentin Nelson at qnelson@fness.bc.ca Send completed applications to ffminfo@fness.bc.ca

EMBC - 2022 Helpful Links and Resources

August 9, 2022 — Emergency Management BC has provided a Helpful Links and Resources document which includes: Emergency and Preparedness Resources Heat Response Resources WIldfire Resources Emergency Management Support to First Nations Travel Information Resources for Evacuees Other Useful Contact Numbers Download the document here.

2023 FireSmart Webinar - Register via UBCM website

July 14, 2022 — 2023 FireSmart Webinar - register via UBCM website The link has caused some issues for a few folks. Please register for the webinar via our website: https://www.ubcm.ca/cri/firesmart-community-funding-supports In case you haven’t registered yet - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MteNxm8aQoSfbR2tov-1JQ Feel free to share the invite with any potential applicants.  Union of BC Municipalities will run a second one in early October.

2022 Flood and Wildfire Resources

June 29, 2022 — Do you know what to do before, during and after a flood or wildfire? We have compiled a list of flood and wildfire resources you and your community can refer to. FNESS 2022 Flood Resources - Before, During and After a Flood FNESS 2022 Wildfire Resources - Before, During and After a Wildfire

Funding Announcement from UBCM

May 12, 2022 — Applications are currently being accepted for the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund – Extreme Heat Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning Stream. The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund has added a new funding stream for Extreme Heat Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning. The application deadline is June 24, 2022.   The intent of the Extreme Heat Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning funding stream is to...

Be Prepared for the 2022 Flood and Fire Seasons - Prepare Your Community

April 12, 2022 — Be Prepared for the 2022 Flood and Fire Seasons PREPARE YOUR COMMUNITY Preparing your community for an emergency can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Completing the tasks below can help you be prepared in the event of an emergency. 1. Planning Committee Determine personnel, assign roles and responsibilities. Key members may include representatives from:• First...

Be Prepared for the 2022 Flood and Fire Seasons - Prepare Your Family

April 12, 2022 — Be Prepared for the 2022 Flood and Fire Seasons PREPARE YOUR FAMILY Although we cannot predict when a flood or wildfire will occur, we can be proactive and take steps to prepare ourselves and protect our properties from being damaged by these events. 1. Make an Emergency Plan Ensure your family knows what to do in an emergency. Complete Prepared...

Community Emergency First Aid Training

March 4, 2022 — Community Emergency First Aid Training The FNESS Community Emergency First Aid Training Program began March 1st, 2021 and is still up and running. To apply for this training opportunity, please complete the WUFOO form linked here: https://fness19.wufoo.com/forms/m1yxk1w209ay53o/ The intent of this course is to train community members in basic first aid, CPR Level C, and the use of an AED...