Good Evening!
Thursday, April 18, 2024
THIS EVENING: Clear, 51°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Evening: Clear. Cool. Temperature 51°F (Feels like 51°F). Relative Humidity 52%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 2 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 41°F (Feels like 38°F). Relative Humidity 51%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Morning: Sunny. Cool. Temperature 50°F (Feels like 50°F). Relative Humidity 44%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 2 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 65°F (Feels like 65°F). Relative Humidity 26%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 1 mph.
Friday Evening: Scattered clouds. Cool. Temperature 54°F (Feels like 52°F). Relative Humidity 37%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Friday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 45°F (Feels like 42°F). Relative Humidity 43%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 4/18/2024 10:00 PM
2024 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2024 AVG DIFF
Total: 80 59 +36%
EMS: 52 (65%) 42 (71%) +24%
Fire: 23 (29%) 12 (20%) +92%
Other: 5 (6%) 5 (8%) 0%
Total in 2023: 394 (1.08 calls/day)
So far in 2024, we've had an average of 0.89 calls per day
As of Sunday, March 31, 2024
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 04/18/2024
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 04/18/2024
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
LOW
Updated 11/06/2023
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No active burn ban. Small land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/03/2023 12:00 PM
Lewis County
No active burn ban. Small land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Pierce County
No active burn ban. Land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No active burn ban. Land clearing burns are allowed with a permit.
Effective 10/09/2023 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No fire restrictions in effect
Effective 10/03/2023 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 10/11/2023 01:36 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
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
Brandon Baker
F867
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Trinity Cheney
F856
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Tucker Curtis
F857
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Josh Hahn
F875
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Alexis Hoffman-Perron
F859
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Joseph LeMoine
F865
Firefighter I
Emergency Medical Technician
Deisury Lopez
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
Deborah Sabo
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
John Sanfilippo
F858
Support
First Aid/CPR
Audrey Simonson
F876
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Kate Smith
F877
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Jacob Walker
F882
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician

Department Certification Statistics

EMS Fire
First Aid/CPR: 1 (4.5%) Support: 1 (4.5%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 9 (40.9%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 20 (90.9%) Firefighter: 3 (13.6%)
Medic: 1 (4.5%) Firefighter I: 1 (4.5%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (22.7%)