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2018 Poster Contest

September 27, 2018 — For more information click here for the 2018 Poster Contest  

Upcoming C2C Deadline

September 20, 2018 — Program information is available here. Application deadline is October 19, 2018.

Upcoming Fire Prevention Week

September 20, 2018 — Fire Prevention Week is October 7 - 13, 2018 Fires are real, not just events in the news or movies. Fire is fast, extremely hot and spreads rapidly. It creates thick black toxic smoke that is even more deadly than flames! When fire strikes, seconds are important! There is no time to stop and think. Everyone needs to know what...

Community Residency Investment Program

September 17, 2018 — Applications are currently being accepted for this program.  The application deadline is December 7, 2018. The Community Resiliency Investment (CRI) program is a new provincial program intended to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire to communities in BC through community funding, supports and priority fuel management activities on provincial Crown land. The Union of BC Municipalities, First Nations’ Emergency Services...

Campfire bans to be lifted in most of British Columbia

September 10, 2018 — Rain and cooler temperatures have reduced the wildfire risk in most parts of the province, so the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded campfire bans in specific regions effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Campfire bans will be fully rescinded throughout the Prince George Fire Centre, Cariboo Fire Centre and Kamloops Fire Centre. Campfire bans will be...

Remembering Edwin Mountain Sr.

September 7, 2018 — Remembering Edwin Mountain Sr. (366 KB)

Security Bar Safety form NFPA

September 5, 2018 — Security Bar Safety form NFPA

Fire Prevention Information

August 24, 2018 — FireSmart Canada Wildfire Evacuation Checklist FireSmart Guide to Lanscaping FireSmart Homeowner Manual

Forest Fuel Management Specialist

August 24, 2018 — Employment Opportunity FNESS FMS Competition 2018-02

Admin Support

August 23, 2018 — Forest Managment Support Employment – Kamloops FFM Competition 2018-01 Admin Support

Preparing for Wildfires

July 11, 2018 — Wildfire Prevention Info Sessions Poster 11x8.5 Wildfire Prevention Info Sessions Poster 17x11

Wildfire Survey

July 10, 2018 — Wildfire Survey July 2018  

BC Community Perceptions on Wildfire Report 2018

July 10, 2018 —

SWPI to Transition to CRIP

June 13, 2018 — The Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative (SWPI) will transition to a new Community Resiliency Investment Program (CRIP), which will be informed by the recommendations of the recent BC Flood and Wildfire Review and other after-action reviews. The Province committed $50M over three years for the new program in Budget 2018. read more….UBCM SWPI to Transition to CRIP (Jun 13.2018)

Department of Indigenous Services Canada On-Reserve

June 12, 2018 —   Please check out web map link:   2017-18 On Reserve Fuel Treatment Map 2018-2019 Department of Indigenous Services Canada (DISC) Wildfire Prevention Initiative On-Reserve Forest Fuel Reduction Treatment Funding deadline closed June 29, 2018. On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatments & Maintenance Treatments FNESS Forest Fuel Management Department accessed funding to support On-Reserve Operational Fuel Treatment Projects and can contribute a maximum of 90% of...

Fire Fighter Competition

June 3, 2018 — FNESS Safety Expo 2018 in Victoria, BC. Check below for details on events, registration forms and hotel group rates. Click here for the schedule summary:   Sunday, June 3 – Mandatory Team Captains Meeting Teams signing up for the 2018 BC First Nations’ Provincial Fire Fighter Competition are required to attend a mandatory team captains meeting. Competition events and rules...

Address Info for FNESS Safety Expo 2018

June 1, 2018 — Archie Browning Arena 1151 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt :  FNESS First Nations Fire Fighter Competition  Captains Meeting Sunday June 3 ,3pm , FNESS FN Fire Fighters Competition Monday June 4 8:00-3:30 pm,  FNESS Safety Expo Training Tuesday June 5, 8:45 am -4 pm and Wednesday June 6 , 8:45- 4 pm   Songhees Wellness Centre1100 Admirals Rd Esquimalt: BC Fire Chiefs...

Annual General Meeting

May 4, 2018 — FNESS AGM is on June 7, 2018 at Songhees Wellness Centre 1100 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 2P6 Time:  1:00pm-4:00pm

Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia

March 12, 2018 — For more details, please contact Mr. Steve Kozuki, RPF Executive Director of Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia (FESBC) at skozuki@fesbc.ca P: 778.765.0983     Toll-Free: 1.877.225.2010, Ext. 101     C: 250.819.2888 101 – 925 McMaster Way. Kamloops, BC  V2C 6K2 www.FESBC.ca Updates: FESBC Update – No 22 – HCTF Projects Announced – March 2018 FESBC Update – No 21 – New Ops Manager RRaatz –...

Community to Community Forum Program

February 26, 2018 — UBCM administers the Regional Community to Community Forum program which provides modest grants for First Nations and local governments to meet together to initiate or improve relationships, or to discuss any matter of mutual interest. We have just announced application deadlines for 2018/19 and have added a new objective to support First Nations and local governments to develop or improve...

2017 First Nations’ Youth Poster Contest

October 8, 2017 — Click here to see the winners!

2016 First Nations’ Youth Poster Contest

December 1, 2016 — The Fire Services Department has received the Poster submissions for 2016. We would like to thank teachers and parents for helping students to submit posters and we hope that you will continue to promote Fire Prevention in your community. Poster contest winners are listed and shown below: Click here to see the winners!