Current Status: No Ban or Advisory

As of February 26, 2017

Fire bans and advisories restrict burning for the safety of residents and the community. Depending on weather and environmental conditions, the County may issue a Fire Advisory or a stricter Fire Ban. See below for descriptions of each.

When no fire ban or fire advisory is in place, fire permits can be applied for, and burning with the appropriate permitting can resume. Please remember to always use caution when dealing with fire.

Fire Advisory

Permit burning in the County is banned due to dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

Exceptions:

  • Internal household fire places
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Camp stoves
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
  • Chimeneas
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Oil well flaring must register with central fire dispatch at 403.264.1022

Fire Ban

Permit burning in the County is banned due to dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

Prohibited:

  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
  • Chimeneas
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

Exceptions:

  • Internal household fire places
  • Camp stoves
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
  • Oil well flaring must register with central fire dispatch at 403.264.1022

You can find out when a fire ban or advisory has been declared through the Alberta Fire Bans website, the County’s Fire Ban Information Line at 403.520.6310, the Safe & Sound program, and this website.

Penalties

Any person who ignites, fuels, supervises, maintains or permits an outdoor fire within the municipal boundaries of Rocky View County during a fire ban can be fined $1,000. Should the fire get out of control and emergency fire response is required, the person responsible for the fire can be charged the full firefighting costs.

Contact

Call 911 for all emergencies.

For other Fire Services questions or reports call 403.230.1401.

Residential Fire Pit Guidelines

Use this easy reference guide to make sure your fire pits are safe for you and your property.

Book a Fire Inspection

Whether you need a sale-of-fireworks permit, a daycare inspection, a special event or occupancy permit, you can book a Fire Services inspection right from this website.