Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
THIS NIGHT: Overcast, 43°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Monday Night: Overcast. Chilly. Temperature 43°F (Feels like 39°F). Relative Humidity 97%. 10% chance of precipitation. Southwest winds at 7 mph.
Tuesday Morning: Light rain. More clouds than sun. Cool. Temperature 46°F (Feels like 43°F). Relative Humidity 85%. 40% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.11 in possible. Southwest winds at 7 mph.
Tuesday Afternoon: Light showers. More clouds than sun. Cool. Temperature 53°F (Feels like 50°F). Relative Humidity 68%. 26% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.03 in possible. Southwest winds at 8 mph.
Tuesday Evening: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 73%. 5% chance of precipitation. West winds at 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chilly. Temperature 38°F (Feels like 34°F). Relative Humidity 100%. 11% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 4 mph.
Wednesday Morning: More clouds than sun. Chilly. Temperature 44°F (Feels like 42°F). Relative Humidity 84%. 5% chance of precipitation. North winds at 5 mph.
Forecast Updated: 5/18/2021 4:00 AM
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 132 71 +86%
EMS: 99 (75%) 52 (73%) +90%
Fire: 27 (20%) 13 (18%) +108%
Other: 6 (5%) 6 (8%) 0%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.11 calls per day
As of Friday, April 30, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 05/18/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 05/18/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/27/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/30/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
No Burn Ban
Effective 04/27/2021 12:01 AM
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: 04/30/2021 09:38 AM by SRB
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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
Captain Lester Sandstrom
F863
Fire Officer II
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 I
Emergency Medical Technician
Lieutenant Ashley Walker
F881
Fire Officer II
Emergency Medical Technician

Commissioners

NAME
William Tylor
Joe Koehler
Claudia Frey
Nancy Adams (Administrative Support Assistant)

Volunteer Members

NAME RADIO # FIRE RATING MEDICAL RATING
Lori Amburgey
F852
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Kaity McCullough
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Beth McQueen
F872
Paramedic
Damien Sabo
F855
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Samantha Sandstrom
F866
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
John Sanfilippo
F858
Support
First Aid/CPR
Kate Smith
F877
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Jacob Walker
F882
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician

Department Certification Statistics

EMS Fire
First Aid/CPR: 1 (5.9%) Support: 1 (5.9%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 3 (17.6%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 15 (88.2%) Firefighter: 4 (23.5%)
Medic: 1 (5.9%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 1 (5.9%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (29.4%)