Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Thursday, April 15, 2021
THIS MORNING: Sunny, 39°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 39°F (Feels like 37°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 71°F (Feels like 76°F). Relative Humidity 32%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Thursday Evening: Sunny. Cool. Temperature 60°F (Feels like 60°F). Relative Humidity 51%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 5 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 44°F). Relative Humidity 65%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Morning: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 44°F (Feels like 41°F). Relative Humidity 81%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 74°F (Feels like 76°F). Relative Humidity 25%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated:
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 89 54 +65%
EMS: 70 (79%) 39 (72%) +79%
Fire: 16 (18%) 11 (20%) +45%
Other: 3 (3%) 5 (9%) -40%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.00 calls per day
As of Wednesday, March 31, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 04/15/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 04/15/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 12/29/2020 03:14 PM by SRB
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ABOUT PIERCE COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #23
THIS SECTION CONTAINS

Pierce County Fire District 23 was established in 1967 with stations in Ashford and Elbe. In 2010, District 23 began providing service to the citizens of Lewis County Fire District 17 (Big Creek) by contract - utilizing the Big Creek station and apparatus. In 2009, District 23 purchased the old Department of Natural Resources compound near Alder and converted it into an additional fire station to better serve the citizens in the west end of the district. Our district covers an area of 67 square miles, including the communities of Ashford, Elbe, Alder, and Big Creek. We also provide and receive mutual aid with the surrounding areas of South Pierce Fire & Rescue, Mineral Fire Department, and Mount Rainier National Park.

Tender operations training in Elbe, June 5, 2017

Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue is a combination department, with a paid full-time Fire Chief and a part-time administrative assistant. We currently have approximately 30 volunteer members, including a Training Captain, four lieutenants, a Safety Officer, a Chaplain, Firefighters, EMT's, and support personnel. The department is governed by an elected board of three fire commissioners. Commissioners meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at 7 pm, at Station 87 in Ashford, and are open to the public.

We typically respond to about 280 calls annually. Our members make themselves available to respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by either responding from home/work or by working standby shifts at the stations. We respond to calls including structural fires, medical emergencies, vehicle collisions, water rescues, technical rescues, wildland fires, and other citizen assistance. We also provide fire and injury prevention and education services to members of the community. Follow the links on the website for more information on our services.

History of the Department

We have been serving the Upper Nisqually Valley for over 50 years. Please click here to read a comprehensive history about the department!