BURN BANS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS SERVED BY DISTRICT 23
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Friday, June 14, 2024
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Forecast Updated: 12/31/1969 4:00 PM
2024 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2024 AVG DIFF
Total: 122 99 +23%
EMS: 88 (72%) 74 (75%) +19%
Fire: 29 (24%) 18 (18%) +61%
Other: 5 (4%) 7 (7%) -29%
Total in 2023: 394 (1.08 calls/day)
So far in 2024, we've had an average of 0.81 calls per day
As of Friday, May 31, 2024
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 06/14/2024
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 06/14/2024
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
LOW
Updated 11/06/2023
BURN BANS
Pierce County
Burn ban on for all land clearing and outdoor burning of yard debris in unincorporated Pierce County
Effective 06/01/2024 08:00 AM
Lewis County
No active burn ban. Small land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Pierce County
No active burn ban. Land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No active burn ban. Land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No fire restrictions in effect
Effective 10/03/2023 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 06/01/2024 05:26 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!