Fire Fighter Competition

June 3, 2018

FNESS Safety Expo 2018 in Victoria, BC.

Check below for details on events, registration forms and hotel group rates.

Click here for the schedule summary:


Sunday, June 3 – Mandatory Team Captains Meeting

Teams signing up for the 2018 BC First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition are required to attend a mandatory team captains meeting. Competition events and rules will be addressed at this meeting.

Place: Archie Browning Arena 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC. 4NA 3N6

Time: 3:00pm Sharp

Monday, June 4 – 2018 BC First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition

To download the registration form for your team click here:

FNESS is hosting the provincial competition for First Nations firefighters across BC. The winning team represents BC at the National Firefighters’ Competition. Registration is free.

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Check-in for registration teams: 8:00am

Place: Archie Browning Arena 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC. 4NA 3N6.

**Lunch will be provided**

**Celebration and Award Ceremony to follow the competition**

Tuesday, June 5 & Wednesday, June 6 – Firefighter Training

To download the registration form click here:


Fire Ground Tactics Training

  • JIBC Live Fire Trailer.
  • SCBA Training:  learn search techniques and emergncy procedures to become a proficient user of this important safety equipment.
  • Ground Fire Cover
  • SPU (Sprinkler Protection Units)
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fortis BC Natural Gas 101
  • Fortis BC Liquefied Natural Gas Safety (LNG)

Time:  8:45am-5:00pm

Check in:  8:15am (both days)

Place: Archie Browning Arena 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC. 4NA 3N6

No cost for this training!

 **Lunch and Snacks will be provided to trainees**


Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday June 6 – FNESS Evening Sessions – Limited Capacity



  • CISM for Firefighters, First Responders and Emergency Personnel

Time:  6:00pm-7:00pm

Place:   Marriott Inner Harbour – Executive Boardroom, 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 3Z5

No cost for this training!

 **Snacks will be provided**


Tuesday, June 5- FUTURE LEADERS IN FIRE PROTECTION: A discussion regarding Municipal Type Service Agreements with First Nations 

To register go to the FCABC Fire Expo website and check Sunrise Session 5:

Time: 7:30am – 8:15am

Place: FCABC Conference, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC

Room: Arbutus A

As a continuation from the Sunrise Sessions presented, FNESS will facilitate a follow up session in a discussion format about building capacity within First Nations.

Identifying leadership roles in the fire services as part of a Municipal Type Service Agreement (MTSA).

  • Importance of MTSAs
  • Success stories of collaboration
  • Needs in First Nations regarding fire protection
  • Best Practices

Thursday, June 7 – FNESS AGM

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Place: Songhees Wellness Centre 1100 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 2P6

Become a FNESS member today and vote at our AGM to choose our board. More information:

**Lunch will be provided**

 Sunday June 3 to Thursday June 7 – FCABC BC Fire Expo and Conference- Save On Foods Memorial Centre and Delta Ocean Pointe

Please, note that the registration to the FCABC Fire Expo and Conference requires a different process than the registration for FNESS Firefighter Competition and Training. You need to register through FCABC for the following events.

At a glance:

  • BC Fire Expo – Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4
  • Opening Ceremonies – Monday, June 4
  • Annual Banquet – Monday, June 4
  • FCABC Conference – Tuesday to Thursday June 5 to 7
  • Theme Night – Wednesday, June 6

For prices per event and schedules you can check here:

Or Contact FCABC Administrator Christine McLenan:

871 Oakview Street Coquitlam, BC V3J 4T6

1- 604 492-3080

1- 855 301-8508 (Fax)

1- 604 369-3080 (Mobile)


More educational and training events (to be confirmed)

If you are interested in any of the events above and would like to register, or assure your interest in participating in any of these events, please contact us.

P: 604-669-7305

F: 604-669-9832


Or Email:

Att: Sylvana Hof. Fire Services Event Coordinator

Hotel Information

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

728 Humboldt Street  Victoria  British Columbia  V8W 3Z5  Canada

Reservations toll-free at 1-888-236-2427

Group name:  First Nations Emergency Services Society

For those who prefer to book online, click below. One click will take you directly to the group’s reservation window:

Book your group rate for First Nations Emergency Services Society

Room rates starting at $239.00