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FNESS Spring 2021 Message

A Spring update from the First Nations' Emergency Services Society (FNESS) of British Columbia highlighting highlighting their recent activities.

FireSmart BC Celebrates International Women’s Day

Meet a few of the many amazing women that work for the BC Wildfire Service, get some tips for the upcoming fire season, and hear about what it means to them to be female in our industry. Thank you to all of the hard-working women fighting to keep our communities safe from wildfire.

Marten Beach Neighbourhood Feature

Welcome to Marten Beach, Alta., or as residents call it, paradise! This long-standing Recognized FireSmart Neighbourhood organizes annual community clean-up events during which residents work together to clear potential wildfire​ fuel.

Wadin Bay Neighbourhood Feature

Wadin Bay was the first FIreSmart Canada Recognized Neighbourhood in Saskatchewan. In this neighbourhood feature, residents tell their history with wildfire, and the steps they've taken to increase their resiliency.

Banff Neighbourhood Feature

While typically known for its mountains and beauty, the resort town of Banff, Alberta is also a fantastic example of a community that has adopted FireSmart principles. Banff’s fire department, government and FireSmart neighbourhoods have worked together to increase resilience to wildfire.

Gary Stamper FireSmart Testimonial

Gary Stamper is the Site Manager at Camp Summit in Squamish, BC. Here he describes the camp's preparation for wildfire, as well as their response to the wildfire on their doorstep in April, 2020.

Rob Dombowsky FireSmart Testimonial

Rob Dombowsky - the Wildfire Officer for the Pemberton Fire Zone - discusses the response, and evacuation, when wildfire hit Squamish in April, 2020.

Aaron Foote FireSmart Testimonial

Aaron is the Deputy Fire Chief for Squamish Fire Rescue. Here he tells his experience with wildfire in the Upper Squamish Valley.