First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) Business Continuity and COVID-19

April 7, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve in BC, Canada, and internationally. In response to the continued pandemic in British Columbia and based on the guidance of public health officials, the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) have made a few changes to our operations that will be in effect until further notice. All FNESS events including workshops, meetings, and conferences are being cancelled, postponed, or moved to a virtual format. ALL FNESS staff travel has been cancelled until further notice as well. Updates will continue to be sent from individual departments as this ever-changing situation developments. 

Office closures and contact information

Further, the FNESS field offices are closed, with staff working remotely until further notice. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience, as we are all in this resolution together. During this period staff will be working remotely and as a result some services will be temporarily modified or unavailable and responses may be delayed.  We will do our best to manage the situation as effectively as possible given circumstances, to provide as much as needed services and do look forward in planning towards certainly essential services, followed by needed services in weeks or months ahead.

Regarding the current facing all and as noted above, we respectively would like to assess and hear from your community what is the level of operations currently so that we can continue as needed with active files. If you can let us know whether your office/designated staff are available to address any activity regarding FNESS projects. See contacts below for each department for continue engagement or response so that we can address as necessary;

First Nations’ Emergency Services of British Columbia may be reached as follows: