May 2, 2019

Dear First Nations Fire Departments & Communities

You are invited to participate in the 2019 FNESS Safety Expo!
Dates: Sunday, June 2 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
Place: Penticton Indian Band and Penticton, BC
Training - Firefighter Fundamentals, Advanced Fire Ground Tactics, Auto Extrication & Wildland SPS-SPU
No cost for training!
3 days of hands-on training for adults interested in community safety and your Fire Department’s firefighters.    
Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Training Registration Form

 

35th Annual Regional First Nations’ Firefighter Competition
Monday, June 3 (8:00am to 4:00pm) at Penticton Indian Band
No cost to participate and Team Travel Subsidy
Spectators Welcome!
 
Winning team will be representing BC at the National Competition to be held in Atlantic Canada, August 2019
Captains Meeting and BBQ- Sunday, June 2 - 6:00 to 8:00pm
Competition Banquet- Monday, June 3 at 6:00pm
Junior teams are welcome
Competition Registration Form
 
For more information & to receive a registration package please contact:
FNESS Fire Services Department
Tel: 604-669-7305 ext. 404 or 1-888-822-3388
Email: fireservices@fness.bc.ca  Fax: 604-669-9832
Email or fax completed forms to FNESS by May 27 2019
 
BC Fire Expo- part of the Fire Chiefs of BC’s Annual Conference
Sunday, June 2 (11:00am to 7:00pm) and Monday, June 3 (9:00am to 3:00pm) at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
FNESS Safety Expo participants will receive a free entrance into the BC Fire Expo trade show
For information about the FCABC Education Summit and BC Fire Expo https://bcfireexpo.ca/2019/home.php
Penticton Accommodation Suggestions:
There are lots of places to stay in Penticton and you will find one that is just right for your team or family. Penticton is a small city and it will be a short drive from your accommodation to our events.  Expo events will be held at the Penticton IB, at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre and the Penticton Fire Department’s Training Grounds. 
For hotels, motels and campgrounds contact the Penticton Visitor Centre Phone: 250-276-2170 or 1-800-663-5052
Email: ask@visitpenticton.com             www.visitpenticton.com
 
FNESS Membership Makes a Difference!
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.
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.
Membership Application
 
For more information & to receive a registration package please contact:
FNESS Fire Services Department
Tel: 604-669-7305 ext. 404 or 1-888-822-3388
Email: fireservices@fness.bc.ca  Fax: 604-669-9832
Email or fax completed forms to FNESS by May 27 2019