Become a Member

Membership Makes a Difference!

The First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of BC (FNESS) is a non-profit registered charity, dedicated to assisting First Nations in developing and sustaining safer communities through Emergency Preparedness, education & response; Fire Training, education & prevention; Forest Fuel  & Wildfire Management through leadership and collaborative relationships. As a member of FNESS you will contribute to the growth of all BC First Nation communities, including your own, by sharing your ideas, identifying challenges, developing new skills and strategies, as well as establishing resource and support networks.

There are three types of members: general, honorary and associate members. Only general and honorary members can vote at our AGM, however, EVERY member’s input is important, valued and welcomed! Memberships cost $15 per year and run from January 1 to December 31 each year. A membership purchased after October 1st will be considered payment for the upcoming year. Click here for Membership Forms. If you would like to become a member of FNESS, please complete the membership application and mail it, along with the $15 membership fee to the address noted on the form.

At the moment we are also offering Fire Chiefs and Fire Deputies the opportunity to acquire a 1 year membership for the Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC (FCABC) at no cost when you become a FNESS member! This represents a total savings of $204 from the FCABC membership. Moreover, if you stay a FNESS member you can always get a discount and pay only $107 to be a member of FCABC.  If you are a Fire Chief or Fire Deputy, don’t miss the chance. Click here Membership Forms to get the forms for both memberships!

We look forward to hearing from you.  Be a member and make a difference!

Do You Qualify to be a Director of FNESS?

Our Directors make a difference in First Nations communities!

  • PROXY appointment deadline   Monday May 7, 2018, 4pm
  • New members must be registered by Monday May 7, 2018  4pm to vote (30 days before AGM)
  • Returning  members can renew up to AGM on June 7, 2018

Annual General Meeting

FNESS AGM is on June 7, 2018 at Songhees Wellness Centre 1100 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 2P6

Time:  1:00pm-4:00pm