Nipawin RCMP Detachment

Telephone: 306-862-6270 

Fax: 306-862-6272 


119 Nipawin Road East
Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0

During an Emergency, call 911


Fire Protection


The RM of Nipawin No. 487 has a fire protection and fire fighting agreement with the Town of Nipawin and the Village of Aylsham

* Areas surrounding the Village of Aylsham will receive first response from the Aylsham Volunteer Fire Department.  *

Email: nipawinfire@nipawin.com

Aylsham Fire Chief:

Bob Anderson


 During an Emergency, call 911 


open-air fire permits

 If you reside within a country residential subdivision, resort residential subdivision or a hamlet you must obtain an open-air fire permit prior to burning.
The following are exempt from requiring an open-air fire permit:

  • Approved apparatus
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Barbeque
  • Structures that are used for cooking with propane, natural gas, charcoal, wood or charcoal briquettes

The burning of the following is strictly prohibited:

  • Rubbish
  • Garden refuse
  • Manure
  • Livestock or animal carcasses; and
  • Any material which when burned will generate black smoke or an offensive odour including insulation from electrical wiring or equipment, asphalt roofing materials, hydrocarbons, plastics, rubber materials, creosoted wood or any similar material.

Open- Air Fire Permit Application 

wildland fire permits

 If you reside outside of a country residential subdivision, resort residential subdivision or a hamlet; you must first obtain a burn permit during the Wildfire Season prior to starting an outdoor fire.
Wildfire Season: April 1 to October 31
The following are exempt from requiring a burn permit:

  • Fires less than one metre in diameter;
  • Burning Barrels;
  • Outdoor fire place/camp fire/fire pit;
  • Smudge;
  • Incinerator 

All exemptions shall comply with the following:

  • Fire must be contained in a non-combustible receptacle or located over bare rock, gravel, sand, mineral soil, concrete or other non-combustible material;
  • Is surrounded by a non-combustible surface that is at least one metre in radius from the outside edge of the receptacle of surface described in section 3.2.1;
  • The burning barrel or incinerator is a fully enclosed device constructed of non-combustible material and covered with a heavy gauge metal screen of a mesh size sufficient to prevent the escape of sparks or embers;
  • The burning barrel or incinerator shall be located on a flat and level surface.
  • Solid fuel appliances shall be installed to manufacturer’s specifications with any required distance to a structure of combustible of at least 10 metres.
  • A minimum clearance of 10 metres, measured from the nearest fire pit edge is maintained from any structures or any combustibles (i.e. fences, trees, hydro poles) and property lines. 


  • The municipality may, at their discretion, ban All Burning (including exemptions) in any area of the Municipality if conditions exist where, in the opinion of the municipality, fires are extremely high risk, and such ban would prevent wildfires from occurring. 

When such fire ban is in effect, all permits will be void

Wildland Fire Permit Application

control burn centre

Besides having a wildland Fire Permit from the RM of Nipawin, you  will need to call the Control Burn Centre  and give your land location, date and time of controlled burn and call back when the burn is complete. 


Click here for additional information on what to do for controlled burns or grass fires. 

Additional Information

Controlled Burns

If you need to burn grass, bush piles or stubble on your property, plan ahead for a safe outcome:

  • Do not plan a controlled burn if there is a fire ban in your municipality.
  • In Saskatchewan, call 1-866-404-4911 before you start your controlled burn. By reporting these controlled burns in advance, you’ll avoid dispatching firefighters unnecessarily.
  • Have fire guards in place around the area where you wish to burn.
  • Have access to hoses, fire extinguishers and a water source before you begin your controlled burn.
  • Pay attention to the weather. Windy, hot, dry conditions are when most grass and wildfires start. Don't burn in these weather conditions.

Reduce Ignition Sources

You can unintentionally start a fire in dry conditions. Reduce the risk by following these tips:

  • Dispose of cigarettes and matches correctly.   Don’t throw them out of a vehicle.
  • Avoid parking on dry grass. A vehicle’s exhaust can reach a temperature of more than 538 degrees Celsius (1000 degrees Fahrenheit). It only takes about 260 degrees  Celsius (500 degrees Fahrenheit) to start a fire.
  • Don’t use machines or tools that may cause sparks during dry conditions. If you must use a tool such as a grinder, wet down your working area and have a fire extinguisher handy.
  • Teach your children not to play with fire or with matches. Fire can spread quickly.

Be FireSmart

Reduce the risk of fire around your home and community by practicing the FireSmart tips below and in the FireSmart Guides.

  • Keep your lawn cut and your gardens and paths well-maintained and leaves raked up.
  • Keep woodpiles away from your home.
  • Cut the grass around your outbuildings and around tanks or other containers that may contain flammable materials.
  • Do not burn trash or leaves unless they are in a damp or grass-free area.