Fire Bans

Current Fire Ban, Restriction or Advisory

Fire Advisory - Lifted - Effective June 17, 2022

Due to the recent weather and the upcoming weather conditions, the Fire Advisory for Foothills County has been lifted.

We will continue to monitor weather conditions and the fire risk throughout the County and will update the status as needed. 

Fire permits will continue to be issued for all fires requiring a permit so long as all permits comply with applicable rules and regulations.

Citizens are reminded that obtaining a fire permit is mandatory at all times and permits are at no cost. Burn permits can be applied for on the County website.

Citizens are also reminded that if the conditions change the Burn Permits may be cancelled with little to no notice and depending on condition changes, the County may impose a Fire Ban, Fire Restriction or Advisory at any time. 

If conditions change, the County may impose a Fire Ban or Restriction at any time. If a Fire Ban or Restriction is imposed, you must immediately and fully extinguish your fire, all existing permits will become void and no new permits will be issued.

Thank you,
Rick Saulnier, Fire Chief

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Open fires are allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued through the Online Burning Permit application.

Alberta Fire Bans

Fire permits are required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires).

You can get a fire permit by contacting the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development office in:

  • Calgary 403-297-8800
  • Blairmore 403-562-3210

For information on wildfire status: Alberta Wildfire Status

Fire Permits are mandatory in Foothills County!

Burning Permits & Regulations

The burning of prohibited debris is against the law. Prohibited debris includes but is not limited to this list:

  • Tires
  • Plastics
  • Household Garbage
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Used motor oil
  • Furniture
  • Treated Products

Please only burn clean burnable debris. Other material can be disposed of at the Foothills Landfill and regular tipping fees will apply for Foothills County residents.

Thank you,
Foothills Fire
T: 403-603-3571
F: 403-254-3145