“Fire losses (deaths, injuries and destruction of property) in First Nation communities, particularly those on remote First Nations lands, far exceed those in comparable off-reserve communities. The First Nations per capita fire incidence rate is 2.4 times the per-capita rate for the rest of Canada. The death rate is 10.4 times greater; the fire injury rate is 2.5 times greater; and the fire damage per unit is 2.1 times greater”. (First Nations Fire Protection Strategy 2009-2019)
It is First Nations Emergency Services Society’s goal to assist communities in reducing these alarming statistics in the province of British Columbia. To assist communities the Fire Services Department provides a few different services around Fire Prevention. Please read below for learn more about our Fire Prevention programs.