Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Fire Department

MD of Foothills FIRE BANS



Effective August 8, 2018 at 4:17pm.

There is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels, camp fires and Fire Works

in the Municipal District of Foothills #31.

All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled.

This ban will be in effect until all areas in the MD of Foothills receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban.

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


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