Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Fire Department

MD of Foothills FIRE BANS

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Fire Permits are mandatory in the MD of Foothills

Fire Ban has been lifted

As of 1:00 pm, October 2, 2017  in the M.D. of Foothills No. 31, by order of Council, the fire ban has been lifted. All open fires will now be allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued through the Online Burning Permit application or through a Fire Guardian.


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