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 EMBC and FCABC to supply volunteer Fire Departments and other First Responders with the necessary PPE (gloves, sanitizer, face masks, etc.) to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on PPE or Emergency Management support, please contact Fire Services (fireservices@fness.bc.ca).
Fire Services is currently planning and developing training for the upcoming year. Planning training events during COVID-19 creates a unique challenge for Fire Services because we are not yet able to confirm event dates. Currently, we are planning internally and will be in contact with communities regarding programming once the pandemic concerns are reduced.
 
We look forward to serving communities this year with the following programs:
  • Fire Safety Leadership and Governance Workshops
  • Home Fire Safety Workshops
  • Community Fire Prevention Programs
  • Youth Engagement Initiative
  • Gathering Our Voices Youth Conference
  • School Fire Prevention Education
  • Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest
  • Fire Officer Safety and Capacity Building
  • Firefighter Training – Exterior Operations
  • Provincial and National First Nations Firefighters' Competition
  • First Nations Fire Department Networking and Mentorship Platform
  • Annual Summary Report and Support for Community Fire Safety and Training
  • Fire Services Communications Advisory and Outreach
Fire Services has also been collecting Fire Chief/Emergency Managers contact information for all the Indigenous communities in British Columbia. This contact information is used during Emergency Management situations (including pandemics) to provide essential information to communities. If you have not been receiving regular updates from FNESS, but would like to be added to the contact list, please contact skent@fness.bc.ca with the following information:
 
Name:
Community Affiliation:
Position:
Email:
Phone Number: