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 large gatherings of people, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring the safety of Indigenous communities in BC and we aim to support communities through the coming months.

Thank you to all who expressed interest in the event. Thank you to our hosts Katzie First Nation and Kwikwetlem First Nation, whose traditional territory would have hosted our event. Additionally, we would like to thank the City of Pitt Meadows, Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue and our event sponsors.  We will be aiming to provide a large-scale training opportunity, competition, and banquet later this year. Stay tuned to our newsletter, website, and Facebook page for more updates on this event, and other FNESS events. For questions related to the Fire Fighter competition please email us at:

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