This fall, we were honoured to be invited by eight First Nation communities along the southern coast of British Columbia to provide first aid training to their members.
The October 2023 issue of the Quarterly Responder is here! Read to learn more about the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) and see what we’ve been doing since our last newsletter in June 2023.
After a record-breaking wildfire season in British Columbia, it may be shocking to know that not all fire is bad. In fact, Indigenous peoples from around the world have been using “Good Fire” for tens of thousands of years to prevent “Bad Fires” and to promote healthy populations of flora and fauna.
In August, FNESS’ Reo Jerome and Kathy Ferguson conducted a 4-day training session and had 12 members come out and commit to joining the fire department.
The structural defense task force was assembled to help protect the community of Witset which was on evacuation alert because of the John Brown Creek Fire.
Team BC, represented by Saik’uz First Nation firefighters, won third place at the national competition in Montreal and made their families, community, and province proud.
If you’re on evacuation order, First Nations, and living in BC, here is a list of supports and resources to help during this difficult time.
FNESS has been busy this past quarter! Read our latest newsletter to see how we have been supporting First Nation communities across the province. FNESS-Newsletter-the-quarterly-responder-June-2023Download
Wildfires are unpredictable and you never know when you might be affected. Here are steps to help you prepare for an emergency.
The 2022-2023 Annual Report is now available! In this year’s report, we share how FNESS continues to serve First Nation communities in B.C.