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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What's New

Swiftwater Online Training

September 20, 2019

Swiftwater Online Training Emergency Management BC has retained the services of Rescue Canada to provide online flood and swift-water hazard awareness training at no cost to you.

BC Hydro Online First Responder Training

September 20, 2019

BC Hydro on-line First Responder Training There are three free on line training programs available For Trades Workers For First Responders Electrical Safety Resources Here is a link to BC Hydro website.

Fire Prevention Week - October 6-12, 2019

September 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 25-27

September 16, 2019

Rural Team Leader Training - Ft. Nelson Sept 25-27    Ft Nelson