Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Fire Department

MD of Foothills FIRE BANS


Effective May 23, 2018

The Foothills Fire Department has put out an Advisory to remind residents that it is very dry and fires can get away from you very easily.

Please be careful and do not leave any fires unattended.

Burning permits are available and you may use burning barrels and campfires.

Residents in the MD of Foothills are asked to use extreme caution when burning.


If you have an emergency, call 911.


Fire Permits are mandatory in the MD of Foothills

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 the MD of Foothills!
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 MD of Foothills residents.
Thank you,

James (Jim) Smith, SCO-Fire
Foothills Fire Chief
T: 403-603-3571
F: 403-254-3145