Fire Bans

There are currently no fire bans in effect for The City of Red Deer. 

Red Deer Emergency Services continues to ask citizens to use caution when disposing of smoking materials or using outdoor open flames like barbeques and backyard fire pits. 

Watch this page for the most up-to-date fire ban and advisory information for Red Deer. We will post fire bans and fire advisories here when they are in effect.

About fire bans

Why are fire bans issued?

A fire ban is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use within the city because of a high fire danger or air quality (pdf) . Each fire ban will include a list of prohibited fire uses, such as use of fire pits, barbecues and other forms of open flame devices.

What should I do if I see someone having a fire during a fire ban?

If you witness someone having a fire during a fire ban, please call 9-1-1.

What is the penalty for having a fire during a Fire Ban?

The penalty for illegally burning is $210 for first offence and $510 for second offense. You may also be charged for the fire response as outlined in the Emergency Services Department Fees and Charges Bylaw 3586/2017 (pdf).

When will I know if a fire ban is lifted?

Updates on fire bans will be listed on this page. Always check for fire bans before having a fire.

Where can I find information about fire bans outside of Red Deer?

Every town, city, as well as forest areas in Alberta may have different legislation or bylaws for fire bans. It is important to read the details of a fire ban carefully and contact the city, town or Fire Department that issued the fire ban if you have any questions or concerns. For information on fire bans in Alberta, please visit