Our mission is to assist First Nations in developing and sustaining safer and healthier communities by providing the programs and services described in this website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The Fire Services Department assists BC First Nations communities to increase their overall level of fire protection. Statistics indicate that fire occurrence, incidents and deaths are substantial in First Nation communities. Adhering to our Vision to help develop-Safe and Healthy First Nation Communities, we strive to make an impact by reducing the negative statistics.
Forest Fuel Management
The Forest Fuel Management (FFM) Department works with First Nations communities, and provincial and federal governments, and agencies, to assist with wildfire prevention activities. Many BC First Nations are impacted by the threat and risk of loss to community structures and assets because of wildfires. FFM supports access to funding to communities though planning, education and implementation of wildfire threat reduction activities.
The First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) works closely with First Nations communities, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Department of Indigenous Services Canada (DISC) and various other stakeholders, to support the successful implementation of Emergency Management for First Nations communities in the Province of BC.
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2018 Poster ContestSeptember 27, 2018
For more information click here for the 2018 Poster Contest
Upcoming C2C DeadlineSeptember 20, 2018
Program information is available here. Application deadline is October 19, 2018.
Upcoming Fire Prevention WeekSeptember 20, 2018
Fire Prevention Week is October 7 - 13, 2018 Fires are real, not just events in the news or movies. Fire is fast, extremely hot and spreads rapidly. It creates thick black toxic smoke that is even more deadly than flames! When fire strikes, seconds are important! There is no time to stop and think. Everyone needs to know what...
Community Residency Investment ProgramSeptember 17, 2018
Applications are currently being accepted for this program. The application deadline is December 7, 2018. The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land. The Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services...