Effective May 12, 2023 at 1200 hours, Camrose County is enacting a Restricted FIRE BAN.
This Restricted Fire Ban:
- Suspends all existing FIRE PERMITS and Prohibits the issuance of any new permits. All existing open burns must be extinguished.
- Prohibits the discharge of FIRE WORKS.
The following are PERMITTED during this Restricted Fire Ban:
- burning barrels equipped with a metal mesh screen
- fire pits contained with non-combustible material
- portable propane fire pits
- gas or propane stoves and barbeques
- catalytic or infrared style heaters
Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires – check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
This Fire Restriction will remain in effect until further notice.
Camrose County adopted a new Fire Bylaw in May, 2012. Low Hazard Fireworks are now allowed in Camrose County. Low hazard fireworks require a permit at all times.
Low Hazard Fireworks are defined as fireworks generally used for recreation, as defined in Class 7.2.1 of The Explosives Act (Canada) as Low Hazard Fireworks for Recreation.
- All persons purchasing, possessing, handling, distributing, offering for sale, storing, selling, discharging, firing or setting off low hazard fireworks shall conform to all requirements of the Alberta Fire Code.
- A person wishing to discharge low hazard fireworks in Camrose County must first obtain a low hazard fireworks permit, issued by a Camrose County Fire Chief.
- In order to issue a low hazard fireworks permit, the Fire Chief must receive from the applicant written consent, including electronic mail, for discharge from the landowner of the property on which the low hazard fireworks will be discharged, and any neighboring affected landowners.
- The Fire Chief may attach any terms and conditions in the permit that he or she deems appropriate for the specific event and location.
- The Fire Chief may choose to revoke any previously issued low hazard fireworks permit for reasons of non-compliance with:
- The Alberta Fire Code,
- The Explosives Act,
- The permit, including any terms and conditions,
- Changes in environmental conditions, and/or
- For any reasons of safety to life, limb or property.
- Camrose County requires 5 business days for permit processing.
Emergency & Protective Services
Manager - Sgt. Mike Kuzio
3755 - 43 Avenue,
Camrose, Alberta, T4V 3S8