FNESS is excited to announce open registration for the 2021 FNESS Indigenous Firefighter Virtual Competition! 

The FNESS 2021 Indigenous Firefighter competition will be held as a virtual event. The event is open to all First Nations’ Fire Departments in BC. Teams must follow the rules and requirements as outlined in the Firefighter Competition book.  The virtual event requires teams to record their evolutions, and submit to FNESS for scoring.  Teams will have two weeks to complete their evolution submissions (May 21 to June 4, 2021). FNESS will score and declare the winner based on the submissions using the overall time and penalties accesses. FNESS will conduct the evaluations using the same criteria as would occur during a face to face competition.

Training will be offered through BCFTOA Online Conference. Training will be coordinated and funded directly through FNESS. Once your team is registered for the FF competition, FNESS will contact you directly to schedule training. Please find attached the BCFTOA training conference schedule and course descriptions.  BCFTOA Conference:

Competition Timeline

May 10: Registration Deadline

May 15-20: BCFTOA Online Training Conference

May 21: Video Submission Opens

June 4: Video Submission Deadline

July 1: Winners Announced

Competition and Training Registration- Deadline May 10th, 2021

The Team registration form must be completed by the Fire Chief (or designate) on behalf of the team. Each individual team member must complete the Individual Registration Form.

  1. Team Registration:
  2. Individual Registration:

Registration Forms -- Must be submitted along with WUFOO online registration. Alternatively, these forms can be emailed to

  1. General Consent and Release Form:
  2. Notice of Appointment:
  3. FD Membership Declaration:
  4. Individual Training and Competition Form:
  5. Photograph Release Form:

Event Information

If you have any questions, please contact the FNESS Emergency Services Coordinator directly (Sarah Kent: or 236-998-0591).

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