A TOTAL FIRE BAN occurs when the fire hazard in the area is Very High to extreme. Large erratic-behaving wildfires can start quickly and spread extremely fast through dry grass or slash. This type of fire could escalate with any type of wind. NO OUTDOOR BURNING IS TO TAKE PLACE DURING A TOTAL FIRE BAN.
A PARTIAL FIRE BAN occurs when the fire hazard in the area is high to very high. Wildfires can start easily from most causes especially unattended campfires and cooking fires. Wildfires may become serious and difficult to control if not successfully contained while small. OUTDOOR BURNING IS ONLY PERMITTED IN APPROVED FIRE PITS OR APPROVED BURNING APPLIANCES.
A FIRE ADVISORY occurs when the fire hazard in the area is Moderate to High. Wildfires can start from most accidental causes and spread moderately through dry brush and grasses. Fire crews should be able to contain a wildfire with minimal support. Wildfires not suppressed immediately can still become very serious fires. OUTDOOR BURNING IS PERMITTED ONLY WITH A FIRE PERMIT OR AN APPROVED FIRE PIT OR BURNING APPLIANCE.
NO FIRE BAN occurs when the fire hazard in the area is Low to Moderate. Wildfires do not readily ignite, unless from a more intense heat source such as lightning. Weather and fuel conditions lead to low intensity and relatively easy to control fires. However, caution shoukd always be taken with any type of burning. OUTDOOR BURNING IS PERMITTED ONLY WITH A FIRE PERMIT OR IN AN APPROVED FIRE PIT OR BURNING APPLIANCE.
FIRE BAN (Definition) "Means a provincial ministerial order, Brazeau County CAO, or an order by a member of Brazeau County's Fire Chief's Office may at their discretion cancel any or all fire permits, prohibiting the lighting or requiring the fire to be extinguished."
For more information regarding Fire Bans, visit www.albertafirebans.ca.
Fire permits are required year-round. Please complete and submit the fire permit application here.
Rocky Forest Area Wildfire Update - February 23rd
Firefighters and support staff are training and readying equipment and aircraft to be fully operational for the start of fire season on March 1. More than 100 firefighters are working across the province and more are being added every week to ensure that proper resources are in place and the province is fully prepared for wildfire when it happens. Learn more about our preparedness efforts by reading the full article.