Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Fire Department

MD of Foothills FIRE BANS

FIRE BAN LIFTED

Effective September 4, 2018 at 4:13 pm.

The Municipal District of Foothills No. 31, by order of Council, has lifted the fire ban imposed on August 8, 2018.   All open fires will now be allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued by the MD of Foothills Website. Fire Inspectors may request to inspect your burn pile before issuing a burn permit. Burn Permits are available free of charge

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 and filters, Furniture, Treated Products, Animal Carcasses

Please only burn clean burnable debris. All other material can be disposed of at the Foothills Regional Landfill.

Thank you,

James (Jim) Smith, SCO-Fire
Foothills Fire Chief
O: 403.603.3569  |  F: 403.2543145
C: 587.227.9949  |  E: jim.smith@mdfoothills.com
309 MacLeod Trail  | Box 5605  | High River, AB  | T1V 1M7

Fire Ban Lifted- Media Release


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