Other than campfires and County-approved incinerators, any person lighting a fire for any purpose in the county must have a valid fire permit.
Permits are free and are obtained from County Fire Stations, or appointed Fire Guardians in designated areas. Call 403.230.1401 for more information on obtaining permits.
Fireworks permits are required by law. Any person selling, purchasing, possessing or discharging fireworks in the county must have a valid Fireworks Permit. Please call 403.230.1401 for information on how to obtain a Fireworks Permit.
County Fire Guardians are responsible for assisting in the area of fire prevention and the control of fires through the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. Fire Guardians are located throughout the County; volunteering their time and resources to issue countless fire permits each year.
For information regarding your local Fire Guardian, contact Rocky View Fire Services at 403.230.1401.
The Police and Community Telephone (PACT) program continues to serve residents of Rocky View. The PACT system is a long-standing program offered by the Calgary Police Service and sponsored by ENCANA, which enables service providers such as the County to notify and update subscribers of information on fire bans and fire trends in different areas of the County.
For more information or to sign up with the PACT system, contact Rocky View Fire Services or download the brochure and application form (PDF).
Prohibited Burning Materials
As directed under Alberta Regulation 211/96, certain materials cannot be disposed of through burning, including:
- Animal manure;
- Non-wooden material;
- Pathological waste;
- Preserved wood;
- Rubber or plastic, or anything containing or coated with rubber or plastic or similar substance, except rubber or plastic attached to shredded scrap steel;
- Used oil;
- Solid waste from sawmills or planning mills with an annual production in excess of 9500 cubic meters of lumber;
- Waste material from building or construction sites excluding wooden material that do not contain wood preservatives;
- Combustible material in automobile bodies; and
- Wood or wood products containing substances for the purpose of preserving wood.