Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
PARTIAL AND TOTAL BURN BANS IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SERVED BY PCFD#23
Good Morning!
Thursday, September 23, 2021
THIS MORNING: Low clouds, 55°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: Low clouds. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 55°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 1% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 68°F (Feels like 68°F). Relative Humidity 57%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Thursday Evening: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 57°F (Feels like 57°F). Relative Humidity 82%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 47°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Friday Morning: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 94%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 77°F (Feels like 78°F). Relative Humidity 43%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 9/23/2021 10:00 AM
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 310 191 +62%
EMS: 226 (73%) 138 (72%) +64%
Fire: 59 (19%) 36 (19%) +64%
Other: 25 (8%) 16 (8%) +56%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.28 calls per day
As of Tuesday, August 31, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
MODERATE
Updated 09/23/2021
Lewis County
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/21/2021 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Burn ban on for land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. Recreational campfires and solid fuel BBQ type fires are now allowed.
Effective 09/22/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 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: 09/22/2021 09:42 AM by SRB
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Check this page for scheduled community events, training classes, and fire department scheduled trainings. This page will be updated as events are scheduled so check back frequently to find new training opportunities!

Community Events

None scheduled at this time

CPR, First Aid, EMT and Firefighter Classes

Fire Officer II Testing
Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 30, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Fire Officer II test on October 30, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. For more information or to register for the course, contact Training Captain Lester Sandstrom at lsandstrom@piercefire13.org or at 253-952-4776. More details, including maximum class size and last date to register will be announced here soon.

Fire Personnel Drill Schedule

  • Saturday drills (if scheduled) will be held at Station 23-3, Alder.
  • First Monday drills will be held at Station 86 in Elbe.
  • All other drills and commissioner meetings will be held at Station 87 in Ashford.
  • *Bold drills are required fire personnel drills.

Events for:

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION TOPIC INSTRUCTOR
JANUARY
Monday 01/04/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 MVA Scene Size Up and Roadway Control Ashley Walker
Saturday 01/09/2021 08:00 - 13:00 77 Vehicle Extrication Training
Held at Schnitzer Steel, 1902 Marine View Drive, Tacoma. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details
Lester Sandstrom
Monday 01/11/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Saturday 01/16/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Firefighter II Training
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 12/31/2020
Lester Sandstrom
Sunday 01/17/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Firefighter II Training
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 12/31/2020
Lester Sandstrom
Monday 01/18/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Respiratory/Allergic Emergencies
Also MLK Jr. Day. EMS Connect Training: Respiratory The Big Three
Joe Koehler
Saturday 01/23/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Firefighter II Training
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 12/31/2020
Lester Sandstrom
Monday
01/25/2021
19:00 - 21:00
EVIP Annual Refresher
Required for all members to operate emergency apparatus
Ashley Walker
Saturday 01/30/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Firefighter II Testing
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 12/31/2020
Lester Sandstrom
FEBRUARY
Monday 02/01/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Geohazards/Floods/Debris Flows/Lahars Scott Beason
Saturday 02/06/2021 18:00 - 20:00 87 Fire Department Christmas Party - CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled
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Monday 02/08/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Saturday 02/13/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Fire Instructor I Training
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 1/29/2021
Lester Sandstrom
Sunday 02/14/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Fire Instructor I Training
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 1/29/2021
Lester Sandstrom
Monday 02/15/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Medical - Patient Assessment
Also Presidents Day. EMS Connect Training: Evidence Based Medicine & EMS Research
Joe Koehler
Monday 02/22/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Scene Management and Residential Fire Tactics Andy Sabo
Saturday 02/27/2021 08:00 - 17:00 77 Fire Instructor I Testing
Held at Station 77. Contact Captain Sandstrom for details/registration by 1/29/2021
Lester Sandstrom
MARCH
Monday 03/01/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Small Power Tools/Chainsaw Andy Sabo
Monday 03/08/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 03/15/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Pharmacology
EMS Connect: \"The Dope Show and Med Review\" Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Starts on March 14 at 02:00 AM
Joe Koehler
Monday
03/22/2021
19:00 - 21:00
First Quarter SCBA
Ashley Walker
Monday 03/29/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Matt Medford
APRIL
Monday 04/05/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Applications of Rope/Knots and Ladders
Easter Monday
Ashley Walker
Monday 04/12/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 04/19/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Altered Mental Status/Neuro
EMS Connect Training: Psych Disorders and Restraint Use
Joe Koehler
Monday
04/26/2021
19:00 - 21:00
Second Quarter SCBA/PPE/WAC 296-305
Scott Beason
MAY
Monday 05/03/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Wildland Fire Refresher Part 1 Nancy Barker
Monday 05/10/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Saturday
05/15/2021
10:00 - 13:00
Life Flight Network landing zone training
Meet for ~30 min lecture at Station 87, followed by cold and hot loading hands-on training (weather and operations dependent) at Ashford County Park Landing Zone
Scott Beason
Monday 05/17/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Cardiac - BLS - Infant & Child BCLS, Airway
EMS Connect Training: Street Drugs and Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Joe Koehler
Monday 05/24/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Wildland Fire Refresher Part 2 Nancy Barker
Monday 05/31/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 No Drill - Memorial Day Holiday
No Drill - Memorial Day Holiday
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JUNE
Monday 06/07/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Water Rescue Refresher/Shore Operations Andy Sabo
Monday 06/14/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 06/21/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Endocrine System Emergencies & Abdominal Pain
EMS Connect Training: None at this time - will be doing all in person.
Joe Koehler
Monday 06/28/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Engine/Tender/Pump Operations Matt Medford
JULY
Monday 07/05/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 No Drill - Independence Day (Observed) Holiday
No Drill - Independence Day (Observed) Holiday
-
Monday 07/12/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 07/19/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Special Needs Patients Considerations w/Medical Extrication
EMS Connect: Thought Bias & At-Risk Populations
Joe Koehler
Monday 07/26/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Backcountry Rescue Operations Matt Medford
AUGUST
Monday 08/02/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Multi-Company Operations - Water Shuttle and Wildland Urban Interface Matt Medford
Monday 08/09/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 08/16/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Skills Makeup/Open Topic
This is make-up OTEP Your choice- this is make-up OTEP - Notify Lt. Koehler of needed makeup
Joe Koehler
Saturday 08/21/2021 10:00 - 15:00 87 Fire Department Open House/Blood Drive
Annual open house and community blood drive at Station 87 in Ashford
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Monday 08/23/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Multi-Company Operations - Forward/Reverse Lay -
Monday
08/30/2021
19:00 - 21:00
Third Quarter SCBA
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SEPTEMBER
Monday 09/06/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 No Drill - Labor Day Holiday
No Drill - Labor Day Holiday
-
Monday 09/13/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 09/20/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Drill Cancelled
Cancelled due to long-term power outage
-
Monday 09/27/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Behavioral Emergencies/Overdose
EMS Connect: A Pandemic in a Pandemic: The Opioid Crisis
Joe Koehler
OCTOBER
Monday 10/04/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
Monday 10/11/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting
Also - Columbus Day
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Monday 10/18/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Pediatric Medical Emergencies
EMS Connect: Peds Cardiac Arrest & Peds Transport
Joe Koehler
Monday 10/25/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
NOVEMBER
Monday 11/01/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
Monday 11/08/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends on November 7 at 02:00 AM
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Monday 11/15/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Infectious Disease
EMS Connect: Immunology & Oncology: Stimulating at a cellular level
Joe Koehler
Monday 11/22/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
Monday 11/29/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
DECEMBER
Monday 12/06/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
Monday 12/13/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Commissioner & Operations Meeting -
Monday 12/20/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 OTEP - Medical/Legal Issues & Report Writing Joe Koehler
Monday 12/27/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -