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 3:00 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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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 II
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Ashley Walker
F881
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician

Commissioners

NAME
Claudia Frey
Joe Koehler
Caleb Young
Nancy Adams (Administrative Support Assistant)

Volunteer Members

NAME RADIO # FIRE RATING MEDICAL RATING
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
Tucker Curtis
F857
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Rachel Fuller
F856
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Christian Gidlof
F869
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Dillon Greiwe
F864
Firefighter
First Aid/CPR
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Joseph LeMoine
F865
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 (9.5%) Support: 1 (4.8%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 7 (33.3%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 18 (85.7%) Firefighter: 4 (19.0%)
Medic: 1 (4.8%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer II: 6 (28.6%)