“The High River Fire Department is dedicated to providing fire suppression, prevention, public education and rescue services as our part in preserving and enhancing the quality of life by aiding in providing a safe community for our residents, businesses, and our environment.”
The High River Fire Department is working around limitations brought on by COVID-19 and have launched a virtual series of instructional videos to help guide residents through important fire safety topics including inspections, escape planning and more.
To see more videos, visit the High River Fire Department YouTube Channel.
The Alberta government has issued a fire ban to prevent wildfires during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the Town of High River, residents may still have a fire for cooking or warmth in backyard areas but please be sure to follow the rules. The Town’s Fire Bylaw, safety measures and helpful plans can be found in the Fire Bylaw section of the website.
Residents are responsible for making sure fire pits are safe and meet all of the listed requirements to protect the home and neighbourhood. Please do not gather in neighbourhood groups while enjoying a fire outside. Rather, enjoy time with those who live in the home and have a nice break outside as the weather starts to improve.
The Bylaw states: “An outdoor fire that is set for the purposes of cooking or obtaining warmth, providing that the fire is contained in a pit with a non-combustible bottom, has a ring of cement or steel that is a minimum of 30 cm high and is located at least three (3) meters from any structure and is clear from flammable fuels, including but not limited to grass, trees and bushes for at least one and one-half (1.5) meters horizontally and from the edge of the rim and two and one-half (2.5) meters vertically from the edge of the rim and covered with a 3mm wire mesh. Without the above conditions being met there is no authority to have an outdoor cooking or warming fire.”
Please take all chemicals and paint to the Foothills Regional Landfill