Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Friday, October 7, 2022
THIS MORNING: Passing clouds, 61°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Friday Morning: Passing clouds. Cool. Temperature 61°F (Feels like 61°F). Relative Humidity 62%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Sunny. Warm. Temperature 79°F (Feels like 79°F). Relative Humidity 42%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 5 mph.
Friday Evening: Mostly clear. Cool. Temperature 62°F (Feels like 62°F). Relative Humidity 83%. 0% chance of precipitation. East winds at 4 mph.
Friday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 54°F). Relative Humidity 88%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Saturday Morning: Passing clouds. Cool. Temperature 53°F (Feels like 52°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Saturday Afternoon: Sunny. Warm. Temperature 78°F (Feels like 79°F). Relative Humidity 43%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 10/07/2022 9:00 AM
2022 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2022 AVG DIFF
Total: 257 228 +13%
EMS: 193 (75%) 165 (72%) +17%
Fire: 51 (20%) 44 (19%) +16%
Other: 13 (5%) 18 (8%) -28%
Total in 2021: 472 (1.30 calls/day)
So far in 2022, we've had an average of 0.94 calls per day
As of Friday, September 30, 2022
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
MODERATE
Updated 10/07/2022
Lewis County
MODERATE
Updated 10/07/2022
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
HIGH
Updated 10/07/2022
BURN BANS
Pierce County
Effective Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:01 AM, a county-wide outdoor burn ban will be in place for all land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning
Effective 08/05/2022 12:01 AM
Lewis County
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 15, 2022, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will be enacting burn restrictions on outdoor burning for all of unincorporated Lewis County, Washington.
Effective 07/15/2022 12:01 AM
DNR Pierce County
Effective July 7, 2022 at 12:01 AM. All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 07/07/2022 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
Effective July 7, 2022 at 12:01 AM. All debris burning on DNR jurisdiction is prohibited. This includes rule burning and permit burning. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 07/07/2022 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
Campfires are prohibited within the Forest except at these listed designated developed sites. Portable stoves, lanterns/heating devices using liquefied/bottled fuel, such as propane, are OK as they can be instantly switched off.
Effective 08/08/2022 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 08/08/2022 07:08 PM by SRB
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PCFD #23 MEMBERS

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
Claudia Frey
Joe Koehler
Caleb Young
Nancy Adams (Administrative Support Assistant)

Volunteer Members

NAME RADIO # FIRE RATING MEDICAL RATING
Jasmine Beebe
F867
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
Tucker Curtis
F857
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Rachel Fuller
F856
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Ignacio Garcia
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Christian Gidlof
F869
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Dillon Greiwe
F864
Firefighter
First Aid/CPR
David Koehler
F874
Firefighter
Emergency Medical Technician
Joseph LeMoine
F865
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Beth McQueen
F872
Paramedic
Drew O'Brien
F868
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
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: 2 (8.7%) Support: 1 (4.3%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 9 (39.1%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 20 (87.0%) Firefighter: 4 (17.4%)
Medic: 1 (4.3%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 1 (4.3%)
Fire Officer II: 5 (21.7%)