Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Afternoon!
Saturday, January 28, 2023
THIS AFTERNOON: Passing showers, 42°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Saturday Afternoon: Passing showers. Cloudy. Chilly. Temperature 42°F (Feels like 38°F). Relative Humidity 80%. 27% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.09 in possible. North winds at 6 mph.
Saturday Evening: Scattered clouds. Cold. Temperature 31°F (Feels like 26°F). Relative Humidity 69%. 5% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Saturday Night: Passing showers. Clear. Cold. Temperature 22°F (Feels like 17°F). Relative Humidity 77%. 16% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.01 in possible. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Sunday Morning: Sunny. Cold. Temperature 25°F (Feels like 25°F). Relative Humidity 60%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 2 mph.
Sunday Afternoon: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 35°F (Feels like 30°F). Relative Humidity 38%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 6 mph.
Sunday Evening: Clear. Cold. Temperature 22°F (Feels like 17°F). Relative Humidity 64%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Forecast Updated: 1/28/2023 12:00 PM
2022 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2022 AVG DIFF
Total: 372 290 +28%
EMS: 267 (72%) 208 (72%) +28%
Fire: 86 (23%) 56 (19%) +54%
Other: 19 (5%) 25 (9%) -24%
Total in 2021: 472 (1.30 calls/day)
So far in 2022, we've had an average of 1.02 calls per day
As of Saturday, December 31, 2022
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
LOW
Updated 01/28/2023
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 01/28/2023
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
LOW
Updated 01/28/2023
BURN BANS
Pierce County
Effective Monday, August 5, 2022 at 08:00 AM.
Effective 10/24/2022 08:01 AM
Lewis County
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 15, 2022, To obtain an Open Burning Application and Permit, you may apply on-line at https://burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov/ or in person at the Lewis County Fire Marshal’s office.
Effective 10/25/2022 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
Effective October 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM. Rule burning and permit burning are allowed. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
Effective October 25, 2022 at 12:01 AM. Rule burning and permit burning are allowed. Campfires are allowed in approved, designated campgrounds only.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No fire restrictions are in effect.
Effective 10/25/2022 12:01 AM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 10/26/2022 12:30 PM by mm
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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 II
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
Deborah Chaney
F854
Emergency Medical Technician
Tucker Curtis
F857
Firefighter Trainee
Emergency Medical Technician
Rachel Fuller
F856
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 (9.5%) Support: 1 (4.8%)
Emergency Medical Responder: 0 (0.0%) Firefighter Trainee: 7 (33.3%)
Emergency Medical Technician: 18 (85.7%) Firefighter: 4 (19.0%)
Medic: 1 (4.8%) Firefighter I: 0 (0.0%)
  Firefighter II: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer I: 0 (0.0%)
Fire Officer II: 6 (28.6%)