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.
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.
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.
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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Fire Prevention Week - October 6-12, 2019September 17, 2019
Fire Prevention Week - October 6-12, 2019 Not Every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE. The 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme can be the start for all of your community’s fire safety education programs this fall. FNESS encourages fire departments, schools and their communities to plan activities for their students, families and community residents. Working together helps...
Rural Team Leader Training - Ft Nelson Sept 25-27September 16, 2019
Rural Team Leader Training - Ft. Nelson Sept 25-27 Ft Nelson
Rural Team Lead training - Quesnel Sept 19-21September 16, 2019
Rural Team Lead training - Quesnel Sept 19-21 Quesnel
Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12September 16, 2019
Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12 Not Every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE. Use the 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme to launch all your community’s fire safety education programs this fall. FNESS is encouraging fire departments, schools and their communities to plan educational activities for their students, families and community residents. By working together, everyone can...