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Providing Community Programs in Alberta's Playground!
COMMUNITY

“WORKING TOWARDS A FIRESMART COMMUNITY”

The FireSmart program focuses on reducing the threat of wildfire to human life and communities
“WORKING TOWARDS A FIRESMART COMMUNITY”

KANANASKIS EMERGENCY SERVICES

Preserving and protecting our community!
KANANASKIS EMERGENCY SERVICES

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Land-Use-Map

The Kananaskis Improvement District (“KID”) is an unincorporated municipality located southwest of Calgary, Alberta, in some of western Canada’s most scenic mountain landscapes. The KID encompasses approximately 4,000 square kilometers and has a population of 249 (2011 federal census).

Established in 1996, the Improvement District shares most physical boundaries with Kananaskis Country. The KID is the only Alberta municipality located within a provincial park, and virtually all its land base is owned and administered by the Province of Alberta.

Known as Alberta's Playground we have many visitors come to enjoy the scenery and recreate in the area. For information about Kananaskis Country, including recreation facilities, camping, trails and opportunities in the provincial parks, please visit Kananaskis Country’s web site.

For Employment Opportunities, Requests for Proposals and Public Notices please visit the Public Notices page.

ALBERTA EMERGENCY ALERTS

Public Safety is everyone’s responsibility!

Disaster can occur anywhere, at anytime. It is your responsibility to ensure you are prepared if a disaster occurs. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to assist you—providing you with critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what action you need to take.

When disaster strikes, get more information and take appropriate action to protect yourself and your family.

Stop ● Listen ● Respond

For all emergency alerts visit Alberta Emergency Alerts Website

2015 TAX ASSESSMENTS

The 2014 Assessment Values for the 2015 Tax Year have been posted. Please click the button below to view the document.

2015 Assessment

 For more information on the Kananaskis Improvement District Finance and Taxation please visit this web page.

Fire Season Starts March 1st

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Fire Season Starts March 1

Get a permit
As of March 1st fire permits are required for any burning in the forest protection area, except campfires.These are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) office. Phone toll-free 310-0000 to locate your nearest office.

Check your winter burns
Check your winter burns and ensure they are extinguished. Winter fires can smolder under the snow all winter and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry
When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris and dig deep in the ashes to check for heat. A fire is not extinguished until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes. Soak it, Stir it and Soak it again!
 
Firebans
ESRD has a five level colour-coded system for putting on fire bans in the Forest Protection Area.The system will increase efficiency in applying fire use restrictions during increasing fire hazard. It will also provide more advanced warning about possible impacts on burning and campfires. Click here to learn more 
Click below for current firebans 
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Force of nature
Naturally occuring wildfire is an ecological process within the rhythms of nature that plays a vital role in the balance of all forest life of plants and animals.Click below to learn more
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Keep informed
Download the free Alberta Wildfire app at iTunes store and Google Play store.
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Visit the ESRD blog

Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Ranger / Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area
403.845.8351
Barry.Shellian@gov.ab.ca
May the forest be with you