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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...

Electrical Safety Tips

June 16, 2021 — Electrical Safety Tips Electricity is an important and useful part of our daily lives, but it is also powerful and dangerous. Following basic electrical safety can help to reduce risk, injury and death. Below are some electrical safety resources, training and safety tips. FortisBC Free online electrical safety training for first responders: https://www.fortisbc.com/safety-outages/first-responders-safety-awareness Accidents and Electricity: https://www.fortisbc.com/safety-outages/electricity-safety/electricity-emergencies Fortis Electrical Safety:...

COVID-19 Message from ISC BC Region - Update #82/June 11, 2021

June 14, 2021 — COVID-19 Message from ISC BC Region - Update #82/June 11, 2021

FNESS-ISC On-Reserve Funding Opportunities!

June 9, 2021 — FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2021-2022 FNESS-Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)  On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment and On-Reserve FireSmart Programs Application Deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm For more information visit  https://www.fness.bc.ca/core-programs/forest-fuel-management/indigenous-services-canada-isc.  Click here to download the poster FNESS ISC Funding Opportunity (1.36 MB) Application Forms and Guide 2021-2022 FNESS-ISC On-reserve FireSmart Application Form  2021-2022 FNESS-ISC On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Application Form  FNESS-ISC 2021-2022...

FNESS 27th Annual General Meeting Announcement

June 4, 2021 — Important Election and Voting Information FNESS Nomination Form - due on or before 5:00 PM on June 21, 2021 Proxy Form - due on or before 5:00 PM on June 21, 2021    

Save the date!

June 4, 2021 — Mark your calendars for an important event.  FNESS will be hosting an Emergency Management Forum on Monday, June 28th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  The agenda and more details to follow.  Stay tuned!

New Members and Voting Eligibility at FNESS' 27th Annual General Meeting

May 31, 2021 — FNESS’ 27TH Annual General Meeting Announcement virtual meeting via Zoom on July 10, 2021 (stay tuned for more details) To be eligible to vote at the upcoming AGM, NEW members MUST be signed up 30 days or more before the AGM.  This means we need to receive your membership along with your membership fee of $15 by the end of...

Survey Extension - Giving Voice to Cultural Safety of Indigenous Wildland Firefighters in Canada

May 31, 2021 — IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE “GIVING VOICE TO CULTURAL SAFETY OF INDIGENOUS WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS IN CANADA” ONLINE SURVEY HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY JUNE 15, 2021. We continue to invite Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) wildland firefighters and other wildland fire operations staff (including support personnel) to participate in this noteworthy endeavour. Participation is completely voluntary, and all individual results...

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...

An Exciting Opportunity to Join the FNESS Team!

May 18, 2021 — An exciting opportunity to join the FNESS team is now available!   We are currently inviting resumes for an Executive Assistant.  The position reports directly to the executive director and liaises with the board of directors and department managers.  The successful candidate will be responsible to lead and execute on the administrative objectives that will support FNESS' strategic and operational priorities.  They will...