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.


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Fire Services

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.

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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.

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Emergency Management

The First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) works closely with First Nations communities, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) 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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FNESS Expo Wrap Up

July 16, 2019

We wrapped up five big days at the annual FNESS Safety Expo in Penticton. Ten teams competed in the 35th Annual Fire Fighter Competition. Fire fighters from twelve communities participated. The team from Saik’uz won first place and will represent BC at the National Firefighter Competition on August 17, 2019 in the host community of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova...

25th Annual FNESS' Annual General Meeting

June 26, 2019

25th Annual FNESS' Annual General Meeting on July 6, 2019 FNESS' AGM Map: Hotel Map   Alternate Attendance Participation:Contact for Conference information and instructions by July 4, 2019

2019 Firefighter Training in Penticton, BC: FortisBC Gas Awareness

June 20, 2019

2019 Firefighter Training in Penticton, BC: FortisBC Gas Awareness

2019 Fire Safety Expo Training: Wildland

June 20, 2019

Wildland - At the Penticton Indian Band Fire Department Urban Interface / Structure Protection