BURN BANS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS SERVED BY DISTRICT 23
Good Morning!
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
THIS NIGHT: Broken clouds, 51°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Tuesday Night: Broken clouds. Cool. Temperature 51°F (Feels like 51°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 0% chance of precipitation. South winds at 1 mph.
Wednesday Morning: Scattered clouds. Cool. Temperature 54°F (Feels like 54°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 1 mph.
Wednesday Afternoon: Sunny. Mild. Temperature 66°F (Feels like 66°F). Relative Humidity 67%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 7 mph.
Wednesday Evening: Clear. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 55°F). Relative Humidity 92%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 2 mph.
Wednesday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 49°F (Feels like 49°F). Relative Humidity 94%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 1 mph.
Thursday Morning: Sunny. Cool. Temperature 52°F (Feels like 52°F). Relative Humidity 88%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 1 mph.
Forecast Updated: 10/04/2023 7:00 AM
2023 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2023 AVG DIFF
Total: 319 229 +39%
EMS: 220 (69%) 167 (73%) +32%
Fire: 86 (27%) 44 (19%) +95%
Other: 13 (4%) 18 (8%) -28%
Total in 2022: 372 (1.02 calls/day)
So far in 2023, we've had an average of 1.17 calls per day
As of Saturday, September 30, 2023
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
MODERATE
Updated 10/04/2023
Lewis County
MODERATE
Updated 10/04/2023
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
VERY HIGH
Updated 10/04/2023
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
Burn ban on - Gas and charcoal grills and small cooking fires are allowed. Land clearing and yard waste burns are NOT allowed.
Effective 09/23/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Pierce County
All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 09/27/2023 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 09/27/2023 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: 10/03/2023 10:00 AM by SRB
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OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES

Here are some other services that we offer our citizens and general public.

Classes

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First-Aid/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes are offered by the fire department. Classes are 8 hours in length. The students are taught CPR, First Aid and AED for adults, children and infants. Cards are issued upon successful completion of the course and are valid for two years. Material is taught to the American Heart Association's (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) standards. For more details, or to arrange a class time, please contact the fire station at (360) 569-2752.

Smoke Detectors

Pierce County Fire District 23 suggests replacing batteries in all your detectors once a year. It is also recommended to write the month and year on your batteries so you will know when it is time to replace them. Many people replace them at the end of daylight savings time in October. If your house does not have any smoke detectors, contact the fire department at (360) 569-2752 and a firefighter will install a free smoke detector for your house. There are a lmited number available which will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weather Radios

The residences of the Upper Nisqually Valley have received a supply of weather radios (Digital Desktop Weather Radio Alert from Radio Shack). These weather radios are designed to provide advanced warning of severe weather conditions and provide flood and weather information continuously around the clock. It also provides an all-hazards warning which is especially important for those of us living around Mount Rainier. The system is tested every Wednesday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

In the event of an emergency, natural or man-made, the radio will sound an alarm. Once the alarm has sounded, you turn the radio to the receiving station and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the entire message to make sure it pertains to our area - the radios may pick up warning signals for other regions.

Address Signs

Having your address clearly posted is important when emergency vehicles are trying to locate your home. The fire department can make a green reflective address sign with white numbers and letters to post on your property. The cost is $15 per sign. If you would like an address sign, please call the office at (360) 569-2752 to place your order.

Meeting Rooms

The public is welcome to use the meeting room in either the Elbe or Ashford fire stations for non-alcoholc events. There are no charges for their use. You are asked to leave them clean and not enter the truck bays. The rooms are NOT available for overnight use. If you would like to use one of the rooms, please contact Nancy Adams at (360) 569-2601 for reservations.