Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Thursday, October 21, 2021
THIS MORNING: High level clouds, 55°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: High level clouds. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 52°F). Relative Humidity 67%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 7 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Partly sunny. Mild. Temperature 67°F (Feels like 67°F). Relative Humidity 48%. 8% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 9 mph.
Thursday Evening: Light rain. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 56°F (Feels like 55°F). Relative Humidity 88%. 33% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.31 in possible. South winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Night: Light rain. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 52°F (Feels like 51°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 46% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.10 in possible. South winds at 6 mph.
Friday Morning: A few showers. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 52°F (Feels like 50°F). Relative Humidity 87%. 63% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.03 in possible. South winds at 5 mph.
Friday Afternoon: A few showers. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 54°F). Relative Humidity 79%. 56% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.09 in possible. South winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 10/21/2021 7:00 AM
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 353 220 +60%
EMS: 251 (71%) 160 (73%) +57%
Fire: 77 (22%) 42 (19%) +83%
Other: 25 (7%) 18 (8%) +39%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.30 calls per day
As of Thursday, September 30, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 10/21/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 10/21/2021
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
MODERATE
Updated 09/30/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/21/2021 08:00 AM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/30/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 10/08/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 10/08/2021 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/20/2021 05:00 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 10/08/2021 03:14 PM 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
Fire Officer I
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
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
Rachel Fuller
F856
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Dillon Greiwe
F864
Firefighter
First Aid/CPR
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Kaity McCullough
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Beth McQueen
F872
Paramedic
Drew O'Brien
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
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: 2 (10.5%) Support: 1 (5.3%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 5 (26.3%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 16 (84.2%) Firefighter: 4 (21.1%)
Medic: 1 (5.3%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 1 (5.3%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (26.3%)