Emergency management

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) partners with First Nations communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Auditor General's report

Minister's statement on Office of the Auditor General's report, Emergency Management in First Nations Communities.

COVID-19: Floods and fires

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, emergency situations may be more complex.


Emergencies from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 led to more than 22,000 First Nations residents being displaced. As of November 1, 2022, more than 99.5% have returned home. We're working with communities to return the rest as soon as possible.

Services and information

Emergency Management Assistance Program

Learn about funding available for emergency management on reserve.

Emergency management service agreements

Learn about what service agreements are in place to support First Nations facing emergencies.

Fire protection in First Nation communities

Find out what funding is available for fire protection in First Nations communities, learn more about the Joint First Nation Fire Protection Strategy.

Flooding in First Nation communities

Find out how to prepare for floods and find information about flood risk monitoring in your region.

Roles and responsibilities during emergencies

Find out who is responsible for what during an emergency.

FireSmart call for applications: 2022 to 2023

Apply for funding for wildland fire prevention and preparedness initiatives in First Nations communities.

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