Women on the rise at First Nations emergency preparedness boot camp – Global News

March 9, 2023

When natural disaster strikes in British Columbia, more women, specifically First Nations women are expected to be on the front lines providing help. At least that’s what this weeks First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) boot camp has shown.

People have come from across the province to Kamloops, B.C. to attend the emergency preparedness boot camp and a lot of them are women.

They’re tackling everything from learning about driving emergency vehicles to trailers, tiger dam and planning for the upcoming flood and wildfire seasons.

Many natural disasters happen on First Nations territory and the hope is that this boot camp will give community members the knowledge and tools to save their own land and people.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9540326/women-on-the-rise-first-nations-boot-camp/

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