Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Afternoon!
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
NWS FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
THIS AFTERNOON: Sunny. High near 73, with temperatures falling to around 69 in the afternoon. West northwest wind around 8 mph.
TONIGHT: Rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. North northeast wind 3 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
THURSDAY: Rain before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 61, with temperatures falling to around 59 in the afternoon. West northwest wind 3 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
THURSDAY NIGHT: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West northwest wind 3 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Forecast Updated: 8/05/2020 2:55 PM | Last Retrieved: 8/05/2020 3:00 PM
2020 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2020 AVG DIFF
Total: 196 159 +23%
EMS: 150 (77%) 117 (74%) +28%
Fire: 37 (19%) 29 (18%) +28%
Other: 9 (5%) 13 (8%) -31%
Total in 2019: 342 (0.94 calls/day)
So far in 2020, we've had an average of 0.92 calls per day
As of Friday, July 31, 2020
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
HIGH
Updated 08/05/2020
Lewis County
MODERATE
Updated 08/05/2020
BURN BANS
Pierce County
All land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning is banned.
Effective 07/30/2020 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County
Effective 07/18/2020 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
All permitted debris burning is suspended on DNR lands. Rule burns are not allowed.
Effective 07/16/2020 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
All permitted debris burning is suspended on DNR lands. Rule burns are not allowed.
Effective 07/15/2020 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No burn ban
Effective 08/23/2018 01:00 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 07/29/2020 10:09 AM by SRB
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PCFD #23 MEMBERS

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 I
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Ashley Walker
F881
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician

Commissioners

NAME
William Tylor
Joe Koehler
Peggy McNamara
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
Dennis Day
F883
Firefighter Trainee
First Aid/CPR
Dominic Duncan
F865
Firefighter Trainee
First Aid/CPR
Andrew Farcy
F875
Firefighter Trainee
First Aid/CPR
Dillon Greiwe
F864
Firefighter
First Aid/CPR
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Kaity McCullough
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Beth McQueen
F872
Paramedic
Damien Sabo
F855
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Jacob Sandstrom
F867
Firefighter Trainee
First Aid/CPR
Samantha Sandstrom
F866
Firefighter Trainee
First Aid/CPR
John Sanfilippo
F858
Support
First Aid/CPR
Katie Smith
F877
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Jacob Walker
F882
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Scott Watkins
F876
Firefighter I
First Aid/CPR

Department Certification Statistics

EMS Fire
First Aid/CPR: 8 (34.8%) Support: 1 (4.3%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 10 (43.5%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 14 (60.9%) Firefighter: 2 (8.7%)
Medic: 1 (4.3%) Firefighter I: 2 (8.7%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (21.7%)