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FNESS-ISC Funding Opportunity - Deadline Extension

July 29, 2021 — DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR  2021-2022 FNESS-ISC FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Attention: First Nation Communities Please be advised that there is an extension to the deadline for applications for the 2021-2022 FNESS-Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment and On-Reserve FireSmartTM Programs. The new intake deadline is Thursday, September 30th, 2021. The purpose of the extension is to ensure that all First Nation...

Required Immediately - Emergency Management Call-out

July 13, 2021 — REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CALL-OUT FNESS is looking for First Nation individuals with emergency management experience to help support FNESS or other community Emergency Operations Centres.  Those with limited experience will be trained by FNESS immediately. This is your opportunity to enhance or improve your emergency management skills and abilities in a live environment, build relationships with other communities...

Funding Announcement - Community Wildfire Resiliency Funding

July 9, 2021 — Community Resiliency Initiative FireSmartTM Community Funding and Supports Program Submission deadline:  October 8, 2021 June 30, 2021  Applications are now being invited for the 2022 Community Resiliency Initiative FireSmart Community Funding and Supports program. Local governments and First Nations in BC are eligible to apply for funding to undertake community-based FireSmart planning and activities that reduce the community’s risk from...

FNESS June 2021 newsletter - the quarterly responder

July 8, 2021 — FNESS June 2021 newsletter - the quarterly responder  

FNESS Announces TEAMS Pilot Project

June 17, 2021 — FNESS is announcing a new Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS) pilot project. TEAMS will enhance emergency response and preparedness in BC First Nation communities by building capacity within communities and providing support to other communities during an emergency situation. Download the TEAMS poster for more details. Interested parties are asked to submit their name, community, PREOC region and contact...

FNESS Fire Department Support Survey - Let Us Know Your Thoughts!

May 21, 2021 — FNESS Fire Department Support Survey - Let Us Know Your Thoughts! 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...