Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Evening!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
NWS FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
TONIGHT: A chance of rain showers before midnight, then rain likely between midnight and 5am, then rain likely and patchy fog. Cloudy, with a low around 35. East southeast wind around 2 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
THURSDAY: Rain likely and patchy fog before 7am, then rain and snow likely between 7am and 8am, then patchy fog and rain and snow likely. Cloudy. High near 39, with temperatures falling to around 37 in the afternoon. Southeast wind around 2 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
THURSDAY NIGHT: A slight chance of rain before 7pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind around 3 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 37. North northeast wind 1 to 5 mph.
Forecast Updated: 1/20/2021 7:42 PM | Last Retrieved: 1/20/2021 11:05 PM
2020 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2020 AVG DIFF
Total: 356 274 +30%
EMS: 246 (69%) 198 (72%) +24%
Fire: 85 (24%) 52 (19%) +63%
Other: 25 (7%) 25 (9%) 0%
Total in 2019: 342 (0.94 calls/day)
So far in 2020, we've had an average of 0.98 calls per day
As of Thursday, December 31, 2020
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 01/20/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 01/20/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 12/29/2020 03:14 PM 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

Fire department open house/blood drive
Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:00 AM - Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:00 PM

Save the date for our annual fire department open house and blood drive. The event will be Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Station 87 in Ashford. Exact times and events will be announced soon. Check back for more details as the date gets closer!

CPR, First Aid, EMT and Firefighter Classes

Firefighter II Training & Testing
Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Firefighter II training on January 16, 17, and 23, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be January 30, 2021 at Station 77. For more information or to register for the course, contact Training Captain Lester Sandstrom at lsandstrom@piercefire13.org or at 253-952-4776. Note that the last day to sign up for this class is December 31, 2020. Class size is limited to 15 applicants.

Fire Instructor I Training & Testing
Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Fire Instructor I training on February 13 and 14, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be February 27, 2021 at Station 77. For more information or to register for the course, contact Training Captain Lester Sandstrom at lsandstrom@piercefire13.org or at 253-952-4776. Note that the last day to sign up for this class is January 29, 2021. Class size is limited to 15 applicants.

Fire Officer I Training & Testing
Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, March 27, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Fire Officer I training on March 13 and 14, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be March 27, 2021 at Station 77. 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 Instructor II Training & Testing
Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Fire Instructor II training on April 10, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be April 24, 2021 at Station 77. 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.

Driver/Operator Training & Testing
Friday, June 18, 2021 8:00 AM - Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Driver/Operator training on June 18, 19, and 26, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be June 27, 2021 at Station 77. 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 Officer II Training & Testing
Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:00 AM - Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:00 PM

PCFD 13 (Browns Point/Dash Point Fire Department) is hosting a Fire Officer II training on September 11, 2021 at Station 77 in Browns Point. Testing will be September 25, 2021 at Station 77. 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
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
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
Note delayed date from January to February. This event date could change or be cancelled due to Covid-19.
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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 02/22/2021 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
03/22/2021
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
04/26/2021
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 05/24/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Wildland Fire Refresher Part 2 Nancy Barker
JUNE
Monday 06/07/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Water Rescue Refresher/Shore Operations Andy Sabo
Monday 06/28/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Engine/Tender/Pump Operations Matt Medford
JULY
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 -
Saturday 08/21/2021 09:00 - 17:00 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 09/27/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 1-3/4 and 2-1/2 Preconnect Wet Hose Drill -
OCTOBER
Monday 10/04/2021 19:00 - 21:00 86 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -
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 11/22/2021 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 12/27/2021 19:00 - 21:00 87 Fire Drill [Topic TBD] -