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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.

Shuswap Indian Band Neighbourhood Feature

The Band's FireSmart crew members have done considerable fuel-management work at both the resident and landscape level, caring and nurturing the land to preserve its beauty for generations to come and protect their community from wildfire.

Indigenous Cultural Burning – Shackan

Indigenous Cultural Burning – Shackan

Cultural burn being conducted in spring of 2019 on Shackan band lands facilitated by the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society’s Fuel Management Department and Shackan Indian Band members with assistance from the BC Wildfire Service.

Indigenous Cultural Burning – Xwisten (Bridge River)

Indigenous Cultural Burning

Cultural burn being conducted in spring of 2019 in Xwisten facilitated by the First Nations’ Emergency Services Society’s Fuel Management Department and Xwisten band members with assistance from the BC Wildfire Service.