Back Yard Fire Pits
We want families to be able to safely 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 odours to neighbouring properties.
- Smoke from fire pits can cause adverse health effects in some people. Be aware of neighbours 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 smoke from disturbing your neighbours.
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 sparks and 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.
The Blackfalds Fire | Rescue is comprised of one full-time Fire Chief and many brave and dedicated part-time professional volunteer firefighters.
New volunteer firefighters are always welcome!
See the Answer the Call Fire & Rescue brochure for details on the required commitment and benefits.
Contact the Fire Department
Protective Services Building
4401 South Street
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0
For emergencies call 911.