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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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019

January 10, 2019

Get your applications ready Canada! Applications for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019 open on January 15!  Apply for your chance to receive $500 to put towards a FireSmart activity or event in your community!


January 10, 2019

Bev Hutchison, RFT Alkali Resource Management team making serious improvements to their on-reserve infrastructure. The band has recently completed a treatment center, new school, bio-mass heating unit that will heat several of the new buildings, centers for children and youth, a new office for their consulting company and a new band office! With a recently approved Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative...

Lower Similkameen

January 10, 2019

Lower Similkameen Indian Band - FireSmart Day        Jonas Joe, RFT delivered the FireSmart Day on December 17th at the Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB).  LISB sucessfully completed an education breakfast with the FNESS Booth, formed a FireSmart Board and completed Action plan for the community.

Cayoose Creek Band

January 10, 2019

Forest Fuel Management Community Profile Honoring ~ Sekw’el’was {Cayoose Creek Band} Compliments of Tawnya J. Collins, RPF | Landscape Consulting Corporation [excerpts from CWPP Updated 2016] The First Nation community of Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek Band) encompasses a total of 712 hectares within three individual Indian Reserves on the west side of the Fraser River near the District of Lillooet. There...