First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia
First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of British Columbia (FNESS) is incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia. 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.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the 2013 FNESS Safety Expo, which will take place in Kamloops, BC from June 24, 2013 to June 28, 2013.
Each of the three departments within FNESS – Forest Fuels Management, Fire Services and Emergency Preparedness and Response – will be offering training and certification programs from June 24-25th. This includes special events and workshops for Fire Chiefs, administrators, and Chief and Council members. This year the Tk’emlups Indian Band is hosting the FNESS’ Annual General Meeting on June 26th. The 2013 First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition will be held on June 27th. The week concludes with the First Annual FNESS Golf Tournament at Sun Rivers Golf Course, followed by an evening Awards Ceremony and Banquet.
Our new MEMBERSHIP FORMS are finally complete . . . thanks for your patience!! If you wish to become a new member or renew your membership, please go to our MEMBER tab where you will find a fillable form for your convenience.
Save the Date! June 24 – 28, 2013 This week long event is free to attend, although there is a fee to register for the Golf Tournament. Register as soon as possible for Expo events, the Fire Fighter Competition and the Golf Tournament in order to ensure your participation!
Smoke alarms save lives!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative for the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPS), Prescription Development, Demonstration Projects and Operational Treatment Projects in Forest Fuel Management. The NEW 2013 program and application materials are available on our website at http://fness.bc.ca/forest/provincial-strategic-wildfire-prevention-initiative/