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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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.

Command Staff

NAME/RANK RADIO # FIRE RATING MEDICAL RATING
Fire Chief Matt Medford
C87
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician
Safety Officer Nancy Barker
F862
Safety Officer
Emergency Medical Technician
Captain Lester Sandstrom
F863
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Andy Sabo
F851
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician
Chaplain/Lieutenant Joe Koehler
F871
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Scott Beason
F861
Firefighter II
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Ashley Walker
F881
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician

Commissioners

NAME
William Tylor
Joe Koehler
Claudia Frey
Nancy Adams (Administrative Support Assistant)

Volunteer Members

NAME RADIO # FIRE RATING MEDICAL RATING
Lori Amburgey
F852
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Kaity McCullough
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Beth McQueen
F872
Paramedic
Damien Sabo
F855
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Samantha Sandstrom
F866
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
John Sanfilippo
F858
Support
First Aid/CPR
Kate Smith
F877
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Jacob Walker
F882
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician

Department Certification Statistics

EMS Fire
First Aid/CPR: 1 (5.9%) Support: 1 (5.9%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 3 (17.6%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 15 (88.2%) Firefighter: 4 (23.5%)
Medic: 1 (5.9%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 1 (5.9%)
Fire Officer I: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (29.4%)