Fire | Rescue

In following the Province Relaunch strategy, the Protective Services building is open as of May 25, 2020. We ask that you only visit us if absolutely necessary and avoid coming in if you are feeling ill.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information and details of the Town of Blackfalds Relaunch Plan.

For emergencies, please call 911.

Back Yard Fire Pits

With more residents at home during the COVID-19 crisis, we want families to be able to enjoy their yards now that the weather has become warmer.

Please keep in mind that recreational fire pits are regulated under the Town's Fire Protection Bylaw.

When a fire is burning it must be attended to at all times and a water source close at hand to extinguish the fire when you are done with it.

Tips for fire pit use:

  • Only clean dry firewood is permitted to be burned in fire pits no yard rakings or cuttings.

Burning of prohibited materials can cause dense smoke and offensive odors to neighboring properties.

  • Smoke from fire pits can cause adverse health effects in some people. Be aware of neighbors that may be negatively impacted by exposure to smoke from outdoor fire pits.
  • Before using your fire pit, familiarize yourself with optimal wind conditions and take precautions to prevent smokefrom disturbing your neighbors.

High winds (20km and greater) may pose a fire hazard. Low wind speeds may contribute to poor air quality and reduce smoke dissipation.

  • A metal grill/screen on top of the fire pit is required to be used, this reduces the size of the flame and helps prevent sparksand embers from escaping and igniting nearby materials.

Please follow the regulations to avoid possible fines which start at $250.00 and higher.

About Blackfalds Fire | Rescue

Blackfalds Fire | Rescue provides fire, rescue and emergency services to the Town of Blackfalds and the Blackfalds Fire District, and also provides mutual aid support for the Counties of Lacombe and Red Deer.

Our primary responsibilities include fire prevention, rescue, hazardous materials response, ambulance assistance, “Life Line” support, emergency preparedness  and assistance to community members who are in distress.

Join us!

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The Blackfalds Fire | Rescue is comprised of one full-time Fire Chief and many brave and dedicated part-time professional volunteer fire-fighters.

New volunteer fire-fighters are always welcome!

For more information and to apply download the Application Form and mail or deliver to 4401 South St.

See the Answer the Call Fire & Rescue Brochure for details on the required commitment and benefits.