Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
THIS MORNING: Cloudy, 56°F
Wednesday Morning: Cloudy. Cool. Temperature 56°F (Feels like 54°F). Relative Humidity 83%. 0% chance of precipitation. South winds at 6 mph.
Wednesday Afternoon: Cloudy. Cool. Temperature 60°F (Feels like 60°F). Relative Humidity 70%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
Wednesday Evening: Sprinkles. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 52°F (Feels like 51°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 18% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.03 in possible. Southwest winds at 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Sprinkles. Overcast. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 99%. 19% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.04 in possible. Southwest winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Morning: Overcast. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 45°F). Relative Humidity 82%. 2% chance of precipitation. West winds at 5 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Cloudy. Cool. Temperature 45°F (Feels like 42°F). Relative Humidity 73%. 2% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 5 mph.
Forecast Updated: 12/01/2021 9:00 AM
Calls To Date:
Total: 439 259 +69%
EMS: 316 (72%) 187 (72%) +69%
Fire: 95 (22%) 50 (19%) +90%
Other: 28 (6%) 22 (8%) +27%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.32 calls per day
As of Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Online Burn Permit Application
Pierce County
Updated 12/01/2021
Lewis County
Updated 12/01/2021
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
Updated 12/01/2021
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/21/2021 08:00 AM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/30/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 10/08/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 10/08/2021 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: 10/08/2021 03:14 PM by SRB

Pierce County Fire District #23’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members and citizens. During the growing risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we want to reiterate our commitment to our citizens, but in a safe and practical manner.

We, like other departments in the region, have temporarily suspended the following items:

  • Station tours & Engine visits;
  • Issuing burn permits in person (please use the form on this page to get your permit);
  • Blood pressure checks at stations;
  • Issuing address signs;
  • Public education classes;
  • Community group use of our facilities; and
  • Participation in community events.

Additionally, please do not deliver food items to the stations.

We are also asking the community to please refrain from visiting our fire stations for medical needs.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and let us come to you.

Our department remains staffed with committed volunteers who will assist you in your time of need. Our members have been equipped with personal protection equipment and are following recommended procedures.

We encourage our community members to follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19:

  • DO NOT PANIC. This includes avoiding hoarding of food, cleaning products, and personal hygiene products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Follow government advice and stay-home orders to limit the spread of the infection.

We highly recommend that you visit the Washington State Department of Health website about the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak for the latest information and guidance. Additional information can be found at the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and Centers for Disease Control sites on the Coronavirus.

Remember that while many who get Covid-19 recover within a few weeks, those with immunodeficiency or compromised immune systems and who have underlying medical issues are at higher risk for developing more serious cases. Actions undertaken by you and your family to slow the spread of the disease can have direct positive impacts to those around you.

If you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please do not go to the emergency room. Hospitals need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs, so please contact your healthcare provider first. In addition, MultiCare is offering free virtual care by visiting and using the promo code COVID19.

We all hope to get through this difficult time and return to normal operations soon. Thank you for your awareness and compliance with CDC and state recommendations to help us all get through this new and unusual situation.

Please contact our department or phone (360-569-2752) if you have any questions.