Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Afternoon!
Friday, December 2, 2022
THIS AFTERNOON: Cloudy, 41°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Friday Afternoon: Cloudy. Chilly. Temperature 41°F (Feels like 36°F). Relative Humidity 64%. 3% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 8 mph.
Friday Evening: Overcast. Chilly. Temperature 38°F (Feels like 33°F). Relative Humidity 73%. 6% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 8 mph.
Friday Night: Overcast. Chilly. Temperature 37°F (Feels like 32°F). Relative Humidity 76%. 5% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 6 mph.
Saturday Morning: Partly sunny. Chilly. Temperature 36°F (Feels like 31°F). Relative Humidity 72%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 6 mph.
Saturday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 45°F (Feels like 43°F). Relative Humidity 62%. 0% chance of precipitation. East winds at 4 mph.
Saturday Evening: Clear. Cold. Temperature 29°F (Feels like 24°F). Relative Humidity 83%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Forecast Updated: 12/02/2022 4:00 PM
2022 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2022 AVG DIFF
Total: 302 249 +21%
EMS: 219 (73%) 180 (72%) +22%
Fire: 68 (23%) 48 (19%) +42%
Other: 15 (5%) 20 (8%) -25%
Total in 2021: 472 (1.30 calls/day)
So far in 2022, we've had an average of 1.00 calls per day
As of Monday, October 31, 2022
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 12/02/2022
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 12/02/2022
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
LOW
Updated 12/02/2022
BURN BANS
Pierce County
Effective Monday, August 5, 2022 at 08:00 AM.
Effective 10/24/2022 08:01 AM
Lewis County
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 15, 2022, To obtain an Open Burning Application and Permit, you may apply on-line at https://burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov/ or in person at the Lewis County Fire Marshal’s office.
Effective 10/25/2022 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
Effective October 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM. Rule burning and permit burning are allowed. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
Effective October 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM. Rule burning and permit burning are allowed. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No fire restrictions are in effect.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 10/26/2022 12:30 PM by mm
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A MESSAGE FROM PCFD#23 REGARDING COVID-19

Pierce County Fire District #23’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members and citizens. During the growing risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we want to reiterate our commitment to our citizens, but in a safe and practical manner.

We, like other departments in the region, have temporarily suspended the following items:

  • Station tours & Engine visits;
  • Issuing burn permits in person (please use the form on this page to get your permit);
  • Blood pressure checks at stations;
  • Issuing address signs;
  • Public education classes;
  • Community group use of our facilities; and
  • Participation in community events.

Additionally, please do not deliver food items to the stations.

We are also asking the community to please refrain from visiting our fire stations for medical needs.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and let us come to you.

Our department remains staffed with committed volunteers who will assist you in your time of need. Our members have been equipped with personal protection equipment and are following recommended procedures.

We encourage our community members to follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19:

  • DO NOT PANIC. This includes avoiding hoarding of food, cleaning products, and personal hygiene products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Follow government advice and stay-home orders to limit the spread of the infection.

We highly recommend that you visit the Washington State Department of Health website about the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak for the latest information and guidance. Additional information can be found at the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and Centers for Disease Control sites on the Coronavirus.

Remember that while many who get Covid-19 recover within a few weeks, those with immunodeficiency or compromised immune systems and who have underlying medical issues are at higher risk for developing more serious cases. Actions undertaken by you and your family to slow the spread of the disease can have direct positive impacts to those around you.

If you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please do not go to the emergency room. Hospitals need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs, so please contact your healthcare provider first. In addition, MultiCare is offering free virtual care by visiting and using the promo code COVID19.

We all hope to get through this difficult time and return to normal operations soon. Thank you for your awareness and compliance with CDC and state recommendations to help us all get through this new and unusual situation.

Please contact our department or phone (360-569-2752) if you have any questions.