Fire Fighter Competition

2017 FNESS Safety Expo & Fire Fighters Competition

2017 FNESS Safety Expo & FCABC Conference

This year’s FNESS Safety Expo takes place in Vernon, BC.

Check below for details on events, registration forms and hotel group rates.

Click here for schedule summary:  FCABC FNESS Safety Expo schedule May 25

Saturday June 3 to Thursday June 8 – FCABC BC Fire Expo and Conference– Kal Tire Centre and Vernon Lodge

At a glance:

  • Golf Tournament – Saturday, June 3
  • BC Fire Expo – Sunday, June 4 and Monday, June 5
  • Opening Ceremonies – Monday, June 5
  • Annual Banquet – Monday, June 5
  • FCABC Conference – Tuesday to Thursday June 6 to 8
  • Theme Night – Wednesday, June 7

For prices per event and schedules you can check here:

Or Contact FCABC Administrator Christine McLenan:

871 Oakview Street Coquitlam, BC V3J 4T6

1- 604 492-3080

1- 855 301-8508 (Fax)

1- 604 369-3080 (Mobile)


Sunday, June 4 – Mandatory Captains Meeting

For those who are signing up for the 2017 BC First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition, there is a mandatory meeting which should be attended by captains. If you are the captain of your team, we will be expecting you.

Place: Alexis Park Elementary – 4205 35 Street, Vernon, BC, V1T 6C4 Across the street from Kal Tire Centre

Time:  3pm

The time and place for the meeting will be updated soon.

Monday, June 5 – 2017 BC First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition

To download the registration form for your team click here:  2017 Registration Form


FNESS is hosting the provincial competition for First Nations firefighters across BC. The winning team represents BC at the National Firefighters’ Competition. Registration is free.

Time: 8:00am

Place: Alexis Park Elementary – 4205 35 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 6C4 Across the street from Kal Tire Centre

**Lunch will be provided**

**Celebration and Award Ceremony to follow the competition**


Tuesday, June 6 & Wednesday, June 7 – Exterior Fire Operations Firefighter Training

To download the registration form click here:  2017 FNESS Training Form

Training will include:

  1. SCBA Training: learn search techniques and emergency procedures to become a proficient user of this important safety equipment.
  2. Hose Handling and Fire Streams in active scenario based activities
  3. Forcible Entry, ventilation practices and firefighter self-rescue: Hands-on activities on forcing entry through doors and ventilating structures.
  4. Exterior Fire Operations in live fire scenarios including command structure and fire extinguisher training
  5. Introduction to Home inspection and Home Fire Life Safety Education

All fire fighters will rotate through the 5 training components during the two days of training.

Time: 8:45am to 4:00pm

Place: North Okanagan Fire Training Centre 300 Pottery Road Vernon, BC

No cost for this training!

**Lunch and Snacks will be provided**

 Tuesday, June 6 – WorkSafe BC Research on Indigenous Leadership on Structural Firefighting

To register go to the FCABC Fire Expo website and check Sunrise Session 3:

Time: 7:30am – 8:15am

Place: FCABC Conference, Vernon Lodge Hotel 3914-32nd Street, Vernon, BC

And 2nd presentation:

Time: Tuesday, June 6: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Place:  Fairfield Inn Vernon, 5300 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC, V1T 6H2


As a continuation to the successful Sunrise Session from 2016, FNESS will present one of the efforts made since last year to assist First Nation communities with enhancing their fire protection level. The research study that will be presented identifies leadership criteria in understanding the current and future leadership needs for BC First Nations fire officers. Also, it develops an initial competency framework to aid in recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development and succession planning endeavours.

During this presentation FNESS will outline:

  • Background
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations

Thursday, June 8 – FNESS AGM

Time: 9:00am

Place: OKIB Hall at Head of the Lake

Become a FNESS member today and vote at our AGM to choose our board. More information:


Fire Protection Strategy Guide Presentation (Discussion Format) 

FNESS is introducing the new Fire Protection Strategy Guide.  Please join us for this discussion; we would like to hear from you and your community members.

Time: Thursday, June 9, 2017

Place: OKIB Head of the Lake Hall (during AGM)

**Lunch will be provided**


More educational and training events (to be confirmed):

If you are interested in any of the events above and would like to register, or assure your interest in participating in any of these events, please contact us.

P: 604-669-7305


Sylvana M. Fire Services Event Coordinator

Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Vernon

5300 Anderson Way, Vernon, BC. V1T9V2

T: 250-260-7829 F: 250-260-7830

TF: 1-888-260-7829

Group Name: First Nations Emergency Services Society

Rate information per night:

Double Queen: $119       Single King: $129




2016 Fire Fighter Competition

 Was held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Richmond Olympic Oval

The 32nd Annual First Nations Fire Fighter Competition was held in conjunction with the BC Fire Expo and the FCABC Annual conference.

The competition was held on the front lawn of the Richmond Olympic Oval. It is a great venue for fire department teams, their supporters and spectators.   Fire Trucks, apparatus, gear and equipment was on display by companies and organizations supporting the fire service in BC.

The winning team of the 32nd Annual First Nations Fire Fighter will represent BC at the AFAC Fire Fighter Competition.

Stay tuned, more info to come for the AFAC Fire Fighter Competition and the 2017 Fire Fighter Competition