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Blazing the Trail: Celebrating Indigenous Fire Stewardship

December 2, 2020 — Blazing the Trail: Celebrating Indigenous Fire Stewardship from FireSmart Canada: FireSmart Canada is delighted to release Blazing the Trail: Celebrating Indigenous Fire Stewardship, a beautiful, bound publication that recognizes the contributions to wildfire prevention of Indigenous communities in Canada. To purchase copies of Blazing the Trail: Celebrating Indigenous Fire Stewardship for $10 (or less for bulk orders) visit www.firesmartcanada.ca and click...

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #67 / November 20, 2020

November 23, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #67 / November 20, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 Update #67

National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project Fireside Information Session

November 20, 2020 — National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project Fireside Information Session For more information:  National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project Fireside Information Session  

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #66 / November 16, 2020

November 19, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #66 / November 16, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 Update #66

BCWS Crew recruitment is now open!

November 18, 2020 — BCWS Crew recruitment is now open! Links: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/72935  There is also the Wildfire Technician position open in Lillooet/ Lytton: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/71565  There is also a Land and Resource Coordinator Position: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/72331  As well as the Crew leader positions across the province: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/72677  

BC First Responders' Mental Health Conference

November 17, 2020 — BC First Responders' Mental Health Conference Link:  BC First Responders' Mental Health Conference  

Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020 — Canadians to mark Remembrance Day Title: Canadians to mark Remembrance Day Found on Google from iheartradio.ca  

Wildfire Community Preparedness News Release

November 10, 2020 — Wildfire Community Preparedness News Release The application period opened Monday and runs through Jan. 15 Link:  News Release

Call for Proposal: 5-Year Strategic Plan

November 5, 2020 — Call for Proposal: 5-Year Strategic Plan Call for Proposal: Closes Nov 20/20 @ 4:30 pm PST

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #64 / November 3, 2020

November 4, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #64 / November 3, 2020

ISC BC Region COVID-19 Message - Nov 3/20

November 4, 2020 — ISC BC Region COVID-19 Message - Nov 3/20 ISC BC Region COVID-19 Message - Nov 3/20

Indigenous Community Support Fund: needs-based funding application

November 4, 2020 — Indigenous Community Support Fund: needs-based funding application from Government of Canada Link:  https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1585189335380/1585189357198

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

November 2, 2020 — Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/fire-safety/public-education/carbon-monoxide-safety

Halloween Safety Tips

October 26, 2020 — Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is a great time to remind families and children about Fire and Life Safety in their community and home. Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, fireworks, and Halloween decorations are great ways to celebrate but they can also present safety risks that have the potential to become truly scary. Through some simple education and preparation, Halloween can be fun and...

Great British Columbia Shake Out

October 19, 2020 — Great British Columbia Shake Out The COVID-19 pandemic means ShakeOut will be virtual this year. It is still important to practice how to be safe when the earth shakes – at home, work or school. By practicing the Drop, Cover, Hold-on response, we create muscle memory which helps people act quickly by getting to a safe space during an earthquake. While specific...

Last Week to Enter: Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video Contest!

October 19, 2020 — Last Week to Enter: Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video Contest! A friendly reminder that the deadline to enter the Fire Prevention Week Poster and Video contest is this Friday October 23rd, 2020. Poster entries must be received at the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (3891 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3P1) Posters can also be submitted through email:...

Fire Prevention Week 2020- Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen - Oct 8

October 8, 2020 — Fire Prevention Week 2020- Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen The Fire Prevention Week 2020 campaign highlights this year's focus on cooking safety and preventing kitchen fires at home. Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries and unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Below are a few kitchen safety...

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

October 6, 2020 — Fire Prevention Week 2020: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!              Welcome to Fire Prevention Week 2020! Stay tuned to the FNESS social media and website for daily FPW resources, contest updates, and fire safety tips! Cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries in British Columbia. This...

PreparedBC - release of a new Pandemic Guide

October 6, 2020 — PreparedBC - release of a new Pandemic Guide: PreparedBC is pleased to announce the release of a new Pandemic Guide, created in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health, with a foreword from Dr. Bonnie Henry. The new guide is a proactive resource to help British Columbians prepare for the onset of flu season...

Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory Update - October 5, 2020

October 6, 2020 — Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory Update - October 5, 2020 Please see message below: I am pleased to be writing today to advise of additional inventory, now available through the COVID-19 Supply Hub,  where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies are available for purchase by organizations, like yours, delivering public services and serving vulnerable British Columbians.  In addition to the gloves, gowns, goggles, industrial cleaner, disinfectant cleaner, bleach, hand sanitizer, level 1...

Wildfire Digital Tool Kit

October 1, 2020 — Wildfire Resiliency digital tool kit:  From: FireSmart Canada and The Co-operators - Wildfire Resiliency digital tool kit is full of educational tips aimed to educate and empower cottage and seasonal property owners to incorporate wildfire prevention steps as they prepare to close for the year.   Tool Kit: Social media + images https://digital.cooperators.ca/wildfire-toolkit/index.html Home ignition zone https://firesmartcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FS_Home-Ignition-Zone-Poster.pdf FireSmart begins at home...

FireSmart Fox Contest

September 28, 2020 — FireSmart Fox Contest Help Us Name TheFireSmart Fox andYou Could Win! FireSmart Canada has a new mascot! The FireSmart Fox is a red fox, an animal found in most parts of Canada. The red fox is a social and community-based animal; it adapts to changing surroundings, and even creates FireSmart homes! Read More  www.FireSmartFox.ca          

Fire Prevention Week 2020- Poster and Video Contest Reminder

September 22, 2020 — Fire Prevention Week 2020- Poster and Video Contest Reminder Fire Prevention Week 2020 runs from October 4 to 10 and the theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the KitchenTM”. This year's campaign aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe because, unfortunately, kitchen and cooking fires...

Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Virtual Conference

September 22, 2020 — Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Virtual Conference - November 5, 2020 Link:  https://venuewest.eventsair.com/epbcc-2020/?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website    

Smoky Skies Bulletin

September 15, 2020 — Smoky Skies Bulletin - Government of BC Link:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/environment/air-land-water/air/advisories/2020-09-14_smoky-skies_issue.pdf

Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory Update

September 11, 2020 — Forwarding info from Provincial PPE Supply Hub Inventory Update: In early August we announced the launch of the COVID-19 Supply Hub,  where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies are available for purchase by organizations, like yours, delivering public services and serving vulnerable British Columbians.  Today, we are writing to provide an update on product availability.    In addition to the gloves, gowns, goggles, industrial cleaner, disinfectant cleaner, bleach and hand sanitizer available at launch, we are...

Let Us Not Forget

September 11, 2020 — Let Us Not Forget

2020 CANADIAN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL SERVICE – September 13th, 2020

September 9, 2020 — 2020 CANADIAN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL SERVICE – September 13th, 2020 Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation will conduct a solemn service to honour and remember all those firefighters that have given their lives in service to Canadians. Join a small contingent of Foundation and local firefighters as we honour, virtually, those that have been engraved on the...

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #60 / September 3, 2020

September 8, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #60 / September 3, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #60 / September 3, 2020

NEWS RELEASE - Public urged to remain vigilant as fire season continues

September 4, 2020 — NEWS RELEASE - Public urged to remain vigilant as fire season continues Link:  News Release: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service  

FNESS Fire Department Support Survey

September 3, 2020 — FNESS Fire Department Support Survey FNESS is currently assessing our training programs and would like input from local Fire Departments on how we can best support you. Please find below the link to the FNESS Fire Department Support Survey. The purpose of this survey is to determine the support needed for Indigenous Fire Departments in British Columbia. Contact information will...

Local Authority/First Nation ESS Capacity Survey

August 31, 2020 — Info from the BC Association of Emergency Managers - Local Authority/First Nation ESS Capacity Survey Emergency Program Coordinators and Emergency Support Service Directors across BC are grateful to see initiatives occuring that modernize both the Emergency Management environment and the ESS program. To community ESS teams, the ESS program is a fulsome community initiative that calls upon volunteers, suppliers, community...

Last Alarm for Charlie Frank

August 26, 2020 — Last Alarm for Charlie Frank Charlie Frank from the of Lil'wat Nation passed away on August 17,2020. Charlie started his fire service legacy in 1980 and helped establish the Society of Native Indian Fire Fighters of BC (SNIFF). He was a key member of the fire service community who worked with SNIFF which in the 1986 to change the organization...

BC Wildfire Seasonal Outlook August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020 — BC Wildfire S Seasonal Outlook August 21, 2020 Link:  BCWS Seasonal Outlook August 21, 2020                               

Fire Prevention Week 2020: Poster and Video Contest

August 18, 2020 — Fire Prevention Week 2020: Poster and Video Contest: The Office of the Fire Commissioner of B.C. (OFC) has announced the annual poster and video contest in celebration of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) 2020. This contest is in partnership with FNESS, Fortis BC, B.C. Professional Firefighter’s Burn Fund, Fire Prevention Officers Association of B.C., the Fire Chiefs Association of B.C., the...

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #59 / August 14, 2020

August 18, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #59 / August 14, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #59 / August 14, 2020

Community Profile ~ Splatsin

August 12, 2020 — FNESS ~ Forest Fuel Management respectfully acknowledging our Community Profile ~ Splatsin Wildfire is a natural process within the forested landscapes of BC. While the risk of wildfire cannot be eliminated, we can effectively prepare for wildland fires by reducing fire behavior potential in fire-prone areas. In recent years, public awareness of the threat of interface fires has been heightened...

August Safety Tips: Grilling, Outdoor Burning, and Wildfires

August 5, 2020 — August Safety Tips: Grilling, Outdoor Burning, and Wildfires Fire Safety is important all year round, but especially during these dry, hot summer months. It is important to educate community members about weather related risks such as lightning and wildfire, and seasonal risks such as grilling or outdoor burning. The NFPA safety tips factsheets are useful resources for public education; these...

News Release: B.C. Day long weekend fire precautions

July 31, 2020 — News Release from BC Wildfire Service : B.C. Day long weekend fire precautions Link:  News Release: B.C. Day long weekend fire precautions  

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020

July 24, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #58 / July 23, 2020

Checklist for Protecting Your Home and Property from Wildfire

July 21, 2020 — Checklist for Protecting Your Home and Property from Wildfire Link:  https://firesmartcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FSC_Wildfire-Evac-Checklist-Final.pdf  

CRI: Application Deadline October 9, 2020

July 20, 2020 — Community Resiliency Investment CRI: Application Deadline October 9, 2020 Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021 program.  The application deadline is October 9, 2020. The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program was announced by the provincial government in 2018 and is intended to reduce the risk of wildfires and mitigate their impacts on BC communities.  CRI includes two streams:  FireSmart...

FNESS River Safety Flood Information

July 10, 2020 — FNESS River Safety Flood Information. Link:  FNESS River Safety Flood Info              

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020

July 7, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #56 / July 6, 2020  

BC Gov News: Financial assistance available for victims of B.C. flooding

June 30, 2020 — BC Gov News: Financial assistance available for victims of B.C. flooding Link:  https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0035-001201  

AFAC Virtual Firefighter Competition July 2020

June 26, 2020 — AFAC Virtual Firefighter Competition July 2020 The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) has recently announced their VIRTUAL National Indigenous Firefighter Competition for 2020. There will be a regional competition as part of the larger national competition, but winners from both categories will receive a cash prize. The competition will be judged via video submissions from the participating Fire Departments....

FNESS' 26th Annual General Meeting

June 24, 2020 — FNESS' 26th Annual General Meeting AGM Poster (235 KB) Welcome New Membership Registration & Membership Renewals was due June 17th Video Conference: Available to Members in Good Standing 604-669-7305 | 1.888.822.3388 | Membership@fness.bc.ca

2020 National Firefighting Competition

June 23, 2020 — 2020 National Firefighting Competition Link:  2020 National Firefighting Competition - Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada / Association des pompiers autochtones du Canada

COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #53 / June 18, 2020

June 19, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #53 / June 18, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #53 / June 18, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #52 / June 16, 2020

June 17, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #52 / June 16, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #52 / June 16, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #51 / June 11, 2020

June 12, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #51 / June 11, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #51 / June 11, 2020

Takla Nation- Community Profile

June 11, 2020 — Takla Nation - Community Profile Management respectfully acknowledging our Community Profile ~ Takla Nation Compliments of Chad Lantz, RFT- Nextech Forestry Services; Crissy Bennett, RPP, MCIP- Crissy Bennett & Associates; Marlene Flannery, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council [excerpts from Community Wildfire Protection Plan [CWPP 2013] The Takla Nation is located approximately 195 km north of Fort St. James in British Columbia,...

Emergency Support Services (ESS) Modernization Project.

June 10, 2020 —   Updated information - Emergency Support Services (ESS) Modernization Project. Link:  ESS Modernization Information Bulletin and ESS Supplier Letter Link:  ESS Modernization Information Bulletin Link:  ESS Supplier Letter Link:  ERA Feedback Form  

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #50 / June 8, 2020

June 10, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #50 / June 8, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #50 / June 8, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #49 / June 5, 2020

June 10, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #49 / June 5, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #49 / June 5, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #48 / June 3, 2020

June 5, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #48 / June 3, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 MESSAGE UPDATE #48 / June 3, 2020

COVID-19 Resources - BC First Responders' Mental Health

June 3, 2020 — COVID-19 Resources - BC First Responders' Mental Health BC Emergency Health Services Handbook BC Emergency Health Services has their handbook through an app and is the official source for their treatment guidelines. In addition, it contains BCEHS-specific operational content and various clinically accepted best practice models for paramedics. The app now has an additional button for COVID-19 and contains best...

SAMPLE_2020_05_13_DRAFT_Risk_assessment_Landscape

June 3, 2020 — SAMPLE_2020_05_13_DRAFT_Risk_assessment_Landscape Link:  Sample Draft Risk Assessment

COVID19_Impact_Mitigation_Guide_Fire_Template

June 3, 2020 — COVID19_Impact_Mitigation_Guide_Fire_Template Link:  COVID 10 Impact Mitigation Guide Fire Template

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #47 / June 1, 2020

June 2, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #47 / June 1, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #47 / June 1, 2020  

The River Forecast Centre

June 1, 2020 — The River Forecast Centre River Forecast Centre The River Forecast Centre (RFC) monitors, analyzes and models streamflow conditions across British Columbia by applying scientific knowledge, methodologies, techniques and models in conjunction with snow survey, weather and streamflow data. Link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/water/drought-flooding-dikes-dams/river-forecast-centre

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #46 / May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #46 / May 29, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #46 / May 29, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #45 / May 27, 2020

May 29, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #45 / May 27, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #45 / May 27, 2020  

EMBC - COVID Learning Resources for Kids

May 28, 2020 — EMBC - COVID Learning Resources for Kids EMBC launched some *NEW* COVID-19 learning resources for kids this week. The resources include: Educational videos with questions from kids: COVID-19 Questions & Answers 5 Common Myths About COvid-19 Classroom learning activities: COVID Connect the Dots COVID Wordsearch COVID Crossword COVID Trivia Game COVID Window Signs - "Be Kind"           ...

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #44 / May 25, 2020

May 26, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #44 / May 25, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #44 / May 25, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #43 / May 22, 2020

May 26, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #43 / May 22, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 REGION UPDATE #43 / May 22, 2020

NFPA Alternative Fuels Vehicles Training Info

May 25, 2020 — NFPA Alternative Fuels Vehicles Training Info Link:  NFPA Alternative Fuels Vehicles Training

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #42 / May 20, 2020

May 21, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #42 / May 20, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #42 / May 20, 2020  

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #41 / May 15, 2020

May 20, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #41 / May 15, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 UPDATE #41 / May 15, 2020

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #40 / May 13, 2020

May 15, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #40 / May 13, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 Message from ISC BC Region Update #40

Emergency Management BC - Launching COVID Learning for Kids & Colouring Contest

May 14, 2020 — Emergency Management BC - Launching COVID Learning for Kids & Colouring Contest Emergency Management BC kicking-off the launch of COVID COLOURING CONTEST!  Kids, and those young at heart, can choose a colouring sheet and show their skills for a chance to win a 4-person, deluxe emergency kit and a set of walkie-talkies. Some great prizes—to kids across BC

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #38 / May 8, 2020

May 12, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #38 / May 8, 2020 Link:  COVID-19 Update #38  

Fire Services for April

May 11, 2020 — Fire Services for April This month, things have been a little different for Fire Services. In April, Fire Services worked in partnership with FNLC (First Nations Leadership Council), EMBC (Emergency Management B.C.), FNHA (First Nations Health Authority), and the FCABC (Fire Chiefs Association of B.C.) to provide support to Indigenous communities across the province. We have been actively working with...

Update from Provincial Supply Chain Coordination Unit

May 11, 2020 — Update from Provincial Supply Chain Coordination Unit Link: Provincial supply chain update  

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #36 / May 6, 2020

May 8, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #36 / May 6, 2020 Link:  update 36

Resources Sites on wildfire and flood news from FNHA and partners

May 6, 2020 — Resources Sites on wildfire and flood news from FNHA and partners. BC River Forecast Centre Flood Warnings and Advisories (LINK) Current Streamflow Conditions and Flood Forecast Modeling (LINK) Snow Conditions and Water Supply Bulletins (LINK) Environment Canada Current BC Weather Conditions (LINK) BC Weather Radar (LINK) First Nations Health Authority Flood Resources (LINK) Emergency Management BC Spring Flooding Response -...

PreparedBC's website

May 6, 2020 — PreparedBC's: Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

BC First Responders' Mental Health resource link

May 6, 2020 — BC First Responders' Mental Health resource link: https://bcfirstrespondersmentalhealth.com/reach-out/

Update #34 from ISC BC Region for May 4, 2020

May 5, 2020 — Update #34 from ISC BC Region for May 4, 2020 Link:  https://fnps.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/iscbc_update34.pdf

COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #33 / May 1, 2020

May 5, 2020 — COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION UPDATE #33 / May 1, 2020         

FNHA on Sharing the Harvest during the Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — FNHA on Sharing the Harvest during the Pandemic - Safety Precautions for Distributing Traditional Foods. Link;  FNHA on Sharing the Harvest during the Pandemic      

Infographic - Pathways for support to indigenous communities

April 30, 2020 — Infographic - Pathways for support to indigenous communities. Link:  Infographic - Pathways for support to indigenous communities

FNESS' Youtube Channel

April 30, 2020 —   FNESS' Youtube Channel is up and running, come and watch and subscribe. Link:  https://youtu.be/T_q-q2dIfK8  

Frequently Asked Questions from Local Governments and First Nations on the COVID-19 response.

April 29, 2020 — Frequently Asked Questions from Local Governments and First Nations on the COVID-19 response.  Here is the Link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/local-emergency-programs/local-government-first-nations-faq

Support Services Direct Payment Guidance effective April 23

April 28, 2020 — Please find below the approved Emergency Support Services Direct Payment Guidance effective April 23 until updated or rescinded. The Direct Payment Guidelines was created to support teams in responding in the COVID environment which allows teams a range of supplier options and flexibility. It’s important to note that supports must still be in line with the ESS Program parameters and...

Sent on behalf of EMBC. Link for sandbagging during COVID 19:

April 28, 2020 — Sent on behalf of EMBC. Please see the link below for the procedures for sandbagging during COVID 19: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/flood-response

FNESS' Youtube Channel

April 28, 2020 — FNESS' Youtube Channel is up and running, come and watch and subscribe. Youth Engagement

Update#29 COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - April 27, 2020

April 28, 2020 — Update#29 COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION - April 27, 2020 Link:  Update #29                

FireSmart BC - Help Us Spread the Word About FireSmart

April 24, 2020 — FireSmart BC - Help Us Spread the Word About FireSmart BC FireSmart Social Media Overview (3.4 MB) FireSmart BC is very excited to announce the launch of a fully integrated public relations campaign this spring/summer to spread the word about FireSmart throughout BC and we need your help! The overall theme is focused on celebrity spokesperson Bryan Reid Sr. from...

Provincial Wildfire Status Update

April 24, 2020 — Provincial Wildfire Status Update Link:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status

Provincial Wildfire Status Update: April 23, 2020

April 24, 2020 — Provincial Wildfire Status Update: April 23, 2020 Link:  Provincial Wildfire Status Update April 23                                                                                          

Updated Recovery Guide for Local Authorities and First Nations

April 23, 2020 — Updated Recovery Guide for Local Authorities and First Nations From EMBC: EMBC Recovery has posted an updated Recovery Guide for Local Authorities and First Nations to the Local Emergency Program Guidelines web site; Disaster Recovery Guidehttps://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/local-…/disaster_recovery_guide.pdf Local Emergency Program Guidelines: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…/local-emergency-programs/guidelines The guidelines are intended for freshet and wildfire recovery. However some of the tools and information will be useful for...

COVID-19 Coordination

April 22, 2020 — COVID-19 Coordination First Nation communities are dealing with so much in managing their response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some info on how various departments and organizations are working together to provide coordinated support and where you can get accurate and up-to-date information.                                     ...

Guidelines for Flood Response during COVID19 from EMBC

April 21, 2020 — Guidelines for Flood Response during COVID19 from EMBC PECC APU working with BC Wildfire Service, Water Management, Health, WorkSafeBC and other stakeholders have put together guidelines for Flood response during the COVID-19 event. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/emergency-response-and-recovery/flood-response

View the current fire bans and restrictions for the province

April 16, 2020 — View the current fire bans and restrictions for the province with this link:  http://ow.ly/jYpq30qyltP Facebook page for social media updates: http://facebook.com/BCForestFireInfo   

AFAC has introduced a COVID19 Youth Awareness Campaign via their Facebook Page

April 16, 2020 — AFAC has introduced a COVID19 Youth Awareness Campaign via their Face Book site and here is the link: AFAC Facebook Page  

Provincial Flood Emergency Plan

April 14, 2020 — Provincial Flood Emergency Plan Link:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/provincial-emergency-planning/provincial-flood-emergency-plan.pdf#page=2

EMBC Guidance for PPE Supplies & Request Form

April 9, 2020 — EMBC Guidance for PPE Supplies for FN Fire Departments & PPE and Sanitation Supply Resource Request Form Link:  EMBC Guidance for PPE Supplies Link:  PPE and Sanitation Supply Resource Form  

The Emergency Support Services (ESS) Modernization Project Team

April 8, 2020 — The Emergency Support Services (ESS) Modernization Project Team The Emergency Support Services (ESS) Modernization Project Team recognizes the need to support virtual delivery of ESS wherever possible. EMBC is accelerating the implementation of the Evacuee Registration Assistance (ERA) tool to provide all Local Authorities and First Nation communities an opportunity to on-board to the new online ERA tool. Recognizing the...

PROVINCE WIDE FIRE BAN implemented 12 noon (PDT) April 16, 2020

April 8, 2020 — PROVINCE WIDE FIRE BAN Sent: April 8, 2020 10:46 AM Subject: Province-wide Fire Ban Please find attached and below, an Information Bulletin regarding a province-wide open burning prohibition that will be implemented at 12 noon Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on April 16, 2020.  In coordination with the broader Provincial Government, the B.C. Wildfire Service has prohibited the use of Category...

First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) Business Continuity and COVID-19 April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 — First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) Business Continuity and COVID-19 April 7, 2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve in BC, Canada, and internationally. In response to the continued pandemic in British Columbia and based on the guidance of public health officials, the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) have made a few changes to our operations that will be...

Information Bulletin: Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited

April 7, 2020 — Information Bulletin: Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited For Immediate Release 2020FLNR0019-000642 April 7, 2020 Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development BC Wildfire Service INFORMATION BULLETIN Category 2, Category 3, Resource Open Management Fires to be prohibited  FLNRO Immediate Release: Information Bulletin (533 KB) FLNRO Immediate Release: Information Bulletin - Map...

Emergency Management Community Notice- April 2, 2020

April 3, 2020 — Emergency Management Community Notice- April 2, 2020 Link:  Emergency Management Community Notice- April 2, 2020

Provincial Health Officer order regarding notifying first responders

April 2, 2020 — Provincial Health Officer order regarding notifying first responders 1059957_Provincial_Health_Officer_order_regarding_notifying_first_responders.pdf — Page 1 Please see the following information regarding notifying First Responders  https://fcabc.ca/index.php/covid-homepage To:          The Fire Chiefs Association of BC Re:         Provincial Health Officer order regarding notifying first responders In response to the order issued today by the Provincial Health Officer regarding changing the notifying...

FNESS COVID Updates

March 31, 2020 — FNESS COVID Updates FNESS COVID Updates       

FCABC Medical Operating Guidelines

March 31, 2020 — FCABC Medical Operating Guidelines Link:  FCABC Medical Operating Guidelines  

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

March 26, 2020 — 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…/

Cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Competition

March 25, 2020 — Cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Competition FNESS is disappointed to announce the cancellation of our 2020 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Competition due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Our event was to be in partnership with the BCFTOA 2020 Conference, which has now been cancelled as well. This event has been cancelled in alignment with provincial and federal policies restricting...

*POSTPONED* NORTHWEST: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop May 7, 2020

March 24, 2020 — POSTPONED* NORTHWEST: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop May 7, 2020 Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ May 7, 2020   March 24, 2020 Good Afternoon – Northwest Region Indigenous  Communities, Re: Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Northwest Region – May 7, 2020 *POSTPONED* In light of the recent recommendations...

*POSTPONED* PRINCE GEORGE REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 28, 2020

March 24, 2020 — *POSTPONED* PRINCE GEORGE REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 28, 2020 Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ April 28, 2020   March 24, 2020 Good Afternoon – Prince George Region Indigenous  Communities, Re: Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Prince George Region – April 28, 2020 *POSTPONED*  In light...

*POSTPONED* Cultural Burn Survey

March 24, 2020 — *POSTPONED: Cultural Burn Survey INFORMED CONSENT: Prescribed Burn Survey Responses were due by April 30, 2020 (11:59 pm Pacific Time). *POSTPONED SURVEY: Prescribed Burn Participation in First Nations Cultural Burning Revitalization Needs Assessment Survey: You are being invited to participate in this survey to identify needs in revitalizing cultural burning practices in First Nations communities throughout British Columbia (BC). The information...

*POSTPONED* CARIBOO REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 15, 2020

March 23, 2020 — *POSTPONED* CARIBOO REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 15, 2020 Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ April 15, 2020   March 23, 2020 Re: Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Cariboo – April 15, 2020 *POSTPONED* In light of the recent recommendations from provincial health officials regarding novel coronavirus...

*POSTPONED* COASTAL REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 8, 2020

March 18, 2020 — POSTPONED COASTAL REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop   Important information regarding Prescribed Burn Workshop in response to COVID-19 POSTPONED ~ April 8, 2020   March 17, 2020 Coastal Indigenous  Communities, Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshop | Coastal – April 8, 2020 *POSTPONED* In light of the recent recommendations from provincial health officials regarding novel coronavirus...

Gathering Our Voices 2020 cancelled due to health concerns with COVID-19

March 12, 2020 —   Gathering Our Voices 2020 cancelled due to health concerns with COVID-19  Media Bulletin – British Columbia March 12, 2020 Gathering Our Voices 2020 cancelled due to health concerns with COVID-19 Link:  GOV 2020 Cancelled

Bright Light Interview with Brenden Mercer

March 11, 2020 — Bright Light Interview with Brenden Mercer Brenden Mercer, RFT FNESS FFM Staff Bright Lights for ISC Interviewed by Liz Wilson in November 2019 Youth engagement in fire prevention is incredibly important to us at FNESS. We provide a variety of youth programs including our Youth Engagement Camps and Fire Prevention School presentations, and we participate in the British Columbia Fire...

Bright Light Interview with S. Humchitt

March 11, 2020 — Bright Light Interview with S. Humchitt Name:  Sarah Humchitt - 20 years old Community/Fire Department:  Heiltsuk Tribal Council Interviewed by Liz Wilson on October 21, 2019 Throughout the year, FNESS offers various emergency training events to Indigenous communities in British Columbia. FNESS encourages Indigenous youth to attend both youth-focused events and additional fire prevention training. Sarah Humchitt is a 20-year-old...

Bright Light Interview with Chris Frei

March 11, 2020 — Bright Light Interview with Chris Frei In June 2019, FNESS hosted a Safety Expo and a provincial firefighting competition for Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The participants included youth and adults from across the province, who attended various training, competition, and social events. The Expo was an amazing opportunity for many Indigenous youth to learn firefighting fundamentals and advanced skills....

Bright Light Interview with Gilbert Vickers Jr.

March 11, 2020 — Bright Light Interview with Gilbert Vickers Jr. Name: Gilbert Vickers Jr. (23 years old) Community/Fire Department: Saik’uz First Nation Interviewed by Liz Wilson on October 30, 2019 Each year, FNESS organizes the Safety Expo and the Provincial Firefighters Competition. At the 35th Annual Provincial Firefighting Competition in June 2019, Saik’uz First Nation won the BC championship. Their win at this...

Bright Light Interview with Randal Johnson Jr

March 11, 2020 — Bright Light Interview with Randal Johnson Jr. Randal Johnson Jr. Lax Kw’alaams Member of the Lax Kw’alaams Fire Department 25 years old Interviewed by Liz Wilson on January 17, 2020 In January 2020, FNESS staff had the pleasure of working with Randal Johnson Jr at the Fire Prevention Youth Camp in Lax Kw’alaams.  His community – Lax Kw’alaams – is...

FNESS 2020 Indigenous Firefighter Competition and BCFTOA Firefighter Training

March 10, 2020 —   FNESS 2020 Indigenous Firefighter Competition and BCFTOA Firefighter Training FNESS is excited to announce the 2020 Indigenous Firefighter Competition in partnership with the 2020 BCFTOA Conference, the City of Pitt Meadows, and Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue. Special thank you to our hosts: Katzie First Nation and Kwikwetlem First Nation. To register for the competition and/or training please use...

NORTHWEST REGION: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop MAY 7, 2020

March 5, 2020 — NORTHWEST REGION: Prescribed Burning Workshop MAY 7, 2020 Northwest: Prescribed Burning Workshop Agenda MAY 7, 2020 (245 KB) Stay tuned for the Registration Form...

PRINCE GEORGE: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop APRIL 28, 2020

March 5, 2020 — PRINCE GEORGE: Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshop ~ April 28, 2020 Prince George Engagement Workshop AGENDA (245 KB) Stay tuned for Registration Form...

AdventureSmart

February 27, 2020 — AdventureSmart Here is the link for registration for either event:  https://fness19.wufoo.com/forms/z1xvpxms1roycg5/

FFM Community Profile Honoring ~ Seabird Island Band

February 11, 2020 — The Seabird Island reserve lands fall within the traditional territory of the Stó:lō Nation, an area rich in resources that provides food for the people and serves as valued goods for trade with adjacent Nations. The Stó:lō are “the river people” and thus share an inseparable connection with the land and its water, air, wildlife and plants. The primary objective...

Indigenous Knowledge Gathering & Emergency Management

January 28, 2020 — Indigenous Knowledge Gathering & Emergency Management: WHEN March 3 & 4th , 2020 9pm - 4pm each day WHERE Territory of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation Uda dune Baiyoh - House of Ancestors Conference Centre 355 Vancouver St, Prince George, BC V2L 2P1 PURPOSE: To create a framework for annual guided dialogue in BC on how to facilitate the “braiding” of...

Prescribed Burning Engagement Workshops (6)

January 24, 2020 — Joint Indigenous Fire Knowledge & Prescribed Burning Regional Engagement Workshops Prescribed Burning 6-Workshops (279 KB) The First Nations' Emergency Services Society and British Columbia Wildfire Service are hosting 6-Regional Engagement Workshops through BC. The Locations will be determined using the results of the cultural burning survey conducted in December 2019. These workshops are based on recommendations within the Abbott/Chapman report Addressing...

Master of Disaster Program

January 23, 2020 — Master of Disaster Program Grade 4 to 8 teachers will find the Master of Disaster Program a great resource for their students. Newly updated material on Emergency Preparedness. The program includes Indigenous Traditional Knowledge on the Great Tsunami and Cultural Burning. Easy to order classroom sets with a teacher’s guide. Master of Disaster Kits and shipping are provided at no...

Wildfire Prevention - Mitigation Funding Notice

January 21, 2020 — 2020-2021 First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program The FNESS - ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Program is managed by First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS). Grant administration is provided by FNESS with provision of funding by ISC. The initiative supports First Nations communities to mitigate risk from wildfire in the...

FNESS Poster Contest 2019 Update

January 13, 2020 — FNESS Poster Contest Update 2019      poster contest update (625 KB)

Fire Safety Expo 2020

January 6, 2020 — FNESS 2020 Provincial Firefighter Competition In partnership with the 2020 BCFTOA Training Conference May 23-28, 2020 | Coquitlam, B.C.

Indigenous Knowledge Survey

December 19, 2019 — Indigenous Knowledge Survey First Nations Cultural Burning Revitalization Needs Assessment Survey *Closed Friday December 20, 2019 (11:59pm PT) - Thank you for your participation! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CYLXC5M  Q. What is First Nations Cultural Burning? A. First Nations Cultural Burning is utilization of traditional knowledge, values and objectives in regard to traditional burning practices from a First Nations perspective.

Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendations

November 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 2020-2021

November 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 Commissioner

October 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...

Wildland Fire Fighting Training

October 2, 2019 — Wildland Fire Fighting Training Please contact Shane Wardrobe  or Darrick Andrew  for more details.

Planning Wildfire Resilient Communities - Outreach & Engagement Workshops

September 24, 2019 — Planning Wildfire Resilient Communities - Outreach & Engagement Workshops  Help shape the future of community wildfire resiliency planning in B.C.!  In partnership with the BC FireSmart Committee, the BC Wildfire Service is conducting a comprehensive review of its approach toward supporting community wildfire actions. This review process represents a unique opportunity to learn from previous Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) and...

Swiftwater Online Training

September 20, 2019 — Swiftwater Online Training Emergency Management BC has retained the services of Rescue Canada to provide online flood and swift-water hazard awareness training at no cost to you.

BC Hydro Online First Responder Training

September 20, 2019 — BC Hydro on-line First Responder Training There are three free on line training programs available For Trades Workers For First Responders Electrical Safety Resources Here is a link to BC Hydro website. https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/electrical-safety/worker-training.html

FOR REVIEW: draft CRI Webinar Invitation

September 10, 2019 — FOR REVIEW: draft CRI Webinar Invitation SUBJECT: You’re invited! – Community Resiliency Investment program webinar  Please join representatives from the Union of B.C. Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services Society, the BC Wildfire Service, FireSmartBC and the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia for a webinar about the 2020 intake for the Community Resiliency Investment program.  Who: Representatives from First Nations...

Spuzzum First Nation

August 15, 2019 — Forest Fuel Management Community Profile: Spuzzum First Nation The First Nation community of the Spuzzum First Nation is situated in the coastal-interior transitional zone of the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, an area where wildfires are a natural part of the landscape. Wildfires occur frequently, generally every 4 to 50 years in any given location. Changing conditions in our...

FNESS Expo Wrap Up

July 16, 2019 — We wrapped up five big days at the annual FNESS Safety Expo in Penticton. Ten teams competed in the 35th Annual Fire Fighter Competition. Fire fighters from twelve communities participated. The team from Saik’uz won first place and will represent BC at the National Firefighter Competition on August 17, 2019 in the host community of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova...

2019 Firefighter Training in Penticton, BC: FortisBC Gas Awareness

June 20, 2019 — 2019 Firefighter Training in Penticton, BC: FortisBC Gas Awareness

2019 Fire Safety Expo Training: Wildland

June 20, 2019 — Wildland - At the Penticton Indian Band Fire Department Urban Interface / Structure Protection    

2019 Fire Safety Expo Training: Auto Extrication - At the Penticton Fire Department Training Grounds

June 19, 2019 — 2019 Fire Safety Expo Training: Auto Extrication - At the Penticton Fire Department Training Grounds  

2019 Firefighter Competition

June 19, 2019 —  2019 Firefighter Competion - Penticton, BC    

2019 Firefighter Competition Winners

June 11, 2019 — 2019 Firefighter Competition Winners Photo 1: First Place - Saikuz Photo 2: Second Place - Penalakut Team 1 Photo 3: Third Place - Heiltsuk  

Revitalizing Cultural Burning

May 28, 2019 — Revitalizing Cultural Burning http://fness.bc.ca/core-programs/forest-fuel-management/first-nations-adapt-program

Adaptation Canada 2020 - Call for abstracts open

May 21, 2019 — Adaptation Canada 2020 - Call for abstracts open Adaptation - Call for abstracts open (119 KB)

BC AFN sign an agreement to improve Emergency Management Services for First Nations

May 15, 2019 — BC AFN sign an agreement to improve Emergency Management Services for First Nations: https://bcafn.ca/canada-british-columbia-and-first-nations-leadership-council-sign-tripartite-memorandum-of-understanding-to-improve-emergency-management-services-for-bc-first-nations/    

Funding Announcement from EMBC

May 15, 2019 — Funding Announcement from EMBC Pertain to Funding for Small Fire Departments Including First Nations:  Read more  

Thank you to FortisBC and Sun-Rype

May 8, 2019 — FortisBC and Sun-Rype has jumped on board again to support the FNESS Safety Expo! You will see FortisBC at the BCFire Expo on June 2 & 3. FortisBC will be part of the Firefighter Training on June 4 to 6. Thank you FortisBC and Sun-Rype for supporting community safety!  Registration package to FNESS Safety Expo:      

Info from TDG Stakeholder Information Team

May 3, 2019 — Info from TDG Stakeholder Information Team:   The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the video:  "Responding to Railcar Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids"  You will find the video on our website in the following sections by clicking on the links below:  Video Gallery http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/mediaroom/video-menu.htm  What’s New https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/safety-menu.htm  Safety Awareness Kit for First Responders https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/tdg/safety-awareness-kit-first-responders.html  In...

The Fire Awakened Us: Tsilhqot’in report- 2017 wildfires

April 25, 2019 —   The Fires Awakened Us: Tsihqot'in Report  

FFM Community Profile Honoring~Akisqnuk First Nation

April 9, 2019 —   Compliments of Yvan Kathriner, RPF | Nupqu Development Corporation [excerpts from Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP Updated 2016] The Akisqnuk First Nation community is located on the east side of Lake Windermere between the communities of Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. The community is transected by Highway 93/95, which runs north to south. Large parcels of private land are...

Call for Artists for the Indigenous FireSmart Booklet - now launched!

March 27, 2019 — https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/indigenous-informed-firesmart-booklet/

Community Resiliency Investment

March 12, 2019 — Applications submitted December 7, 2018 are under review – Notices will be sent out in early March 2019 with the intake invite coming soon.  The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land. The Union...