Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Thursday, January 21, 2021
NWS FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
OVERNIGHT: Rain likely before 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: 1/21/2021 12:00 AM
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 01/21/2021
Lewis County
LOW
Updated 01/21/2021
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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Pierce 23 Fire and Rescue typically responds to approximately 280 calls for service per year. 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, Eatonville Fire Department, Mineral Fire Department, and Mount Rainier National Park.

Our members make themselves available to respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by either responding from home/work or by working standby shifts at the stations. We respond to calls including structural fires, medical emergencies, vehicle collisions, water rescues, technical rescues, wildland fires, and other citizen assistance.

This page presents information about our call volume since 2004.

Total Calls Since 2004
Calls by Type Since 2004
Call Details by Year since 2004
YEAR TYPE J F M A M J J A S O N D TOTAL %
2020 TOTAL 21 17 24 15 25 43 51 47 44 15 21 33 356 -
EMS 15 15 20 13 19 30 38 35 25 8 10 18 246 69.1
FIRE 4 0 4 1 5 9 12 9 15 7 7 12 85 23.9
OTHER 2 2 0 1 1 4 1 3 4 0 4 3 25 7.0
2019 TOTAL 13 29 21 25 32 45 53 38 26 20 24 16 342 -
EMS 7 16 14 19 28 31 38 22 21 10 15 14 235 68.7
FIRE 6 11 6 5 4 14 12 13 5 8 7 2 93 27.2
OTHER 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 14 4.1
2018 TOTAL 17 19 10 24 27 22 40 33 37 12 20 19 280 -
EMS 13 11 7 22 18 19 33 26 26 10 15 12 212 75.7
FIRE 3 7 3 2 9 2 6 7 10 1 5 4 59 21.1
OTHER 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 9 3.2
2017 TOTAL 23 21 21 21 17 22 40 32 39 25 23 30 314 -
EMS 20 13 20 17 13 19 30 23 27 14 15 25 236 75.2
FIRE 2 7 0 3 4 2 8 9 11 9 6 4 65 20.7
OTHER 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 1 13 4.1
2016 TOTAL 13 17 30 17 24 44 34 33 30 28 22 29 321 -
EMS 12 14 19 14 19 34 23 22 27 20 18 24 246 76.6
FIRE 1 3 8 3 3 8 4 8 3 6 2 3 52 16.2
OTHER 0 0 3 0 2 2 7 3 0 2 2 2 23 7.2
2015 TOTAL 14 11 22 18 20 36 48 49 19 33 18 12 300 -
EMS 10 10 17 15 16 23 24 25 13 23 14 8 198 66.0
FIRE 3 1 5 3 4 13 20 17 6 6 3 1 82 27.3
OTHER 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 4 1 3 20 6.7
2014 TOTAL 11 10 21 22 21 28 35 30 39 14 26 20 277 -
EMS 8 8 17 20 18 21 30 19 31 13 18 14 217 78.3
FIRE 1 1 3 2 0 4 4 10 7 1 5 4 42 15.2
OTHER 2 1 1 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 3 2 18 6.5
2013 TOTAL 17 20 18 7 23 21 31 34 34 24 18 14 261 -
EMS 8 15 14 6 16 18 23 27 25 19 14 12 197 75.5
FIRE 5 5 3 0 3 1 7 3 3 5 3 2 40 15.3
OTHER 4 0 1 1 4 2 1 4 6 0 1 0 24 9.2
2012 TOTAL 34 17 11 10 20 16 44 39 28 19 21 23 282 -
EMS 23 9 7 7 15 11 31 28 20 13 13 20 197 69.9
FIRE 8 4 3 1 4 4 6 5 4 3 7 1 50 17.7
OTHER 3 4 1 2 1 1 7 6 4 3 1 2 35 12.4
2011 TOTAL 25 19 19 17 16 26 30 23 31 16 12 15 249 -
EMS 21 11 15 12 12 21 21 17 22 11 7 8 178 71.5
FIRE 3 7 0 4 1 4 4 2 8 3 2 4 42 16.9
OTHER 1 1 3 1 3 1 5 4 1 2 3 3 28 11.2
2010 TOTAL 15 18 19 13 16 20 42 40 22 15 21 20 261 -
EMS 13 12 14 7 13 18 32 25 16 11 13 12 186 71.3
FIRE 1 6 2 2 2 1 5 11 5 2 2 1 40 15.3
OTHER 1 0 3 4 1 1 5 4 1 2 6 7 35 13.4
2009 TOTAL 30 12 29 20 20 27 51 24 32 20 14 22 301 -
EMS 20 9 13 18 17 17 39 20 27 12 12 13 217 72.1
FIRE 3 3 6 1 1 7 10 3 3 5 2 5 49 16.3
OTHER 7 0 10 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 0 4 35 11.6
2008 TOTAL 15 12 16 15 25 29 26 34 25 27 20 20 264 -
EMS 6 8 12 14 17 24 19 26 19 23 16 13 197 74.6
FIRE 2 3 2 0 6 4 5 4 1 0 3 5 35 13.3
OTHER 7 1 2 1 2 1 2 4 5 4 1 2 32 12.1
2007 TOTAL 22 23 15 15 10 23 28 22 24 14 11 25 232 -
EMS 12 18 11 12 9 18 16 18 21 13 6 13 167 72.0
FIRE 4 3 2 2 1 3 7 3 3 1 3 5 37 15.9
OTHER 6 2 2 1 0 2 5 1 0 0 2 7 28 12.1
2006 TOTAL 17 21 11 17 19 12 38 27 24 18 16 17 237 -
EMS 10 16 7 13 13 9 31 19 14 11 8 9 160 67.5
FIRE 2 3 3 4 3 1 6 7 9 4 2 3 47 19.8
OTHER 5 2 1 0 3 2 1 1 1 3 6 5 30 12.7
2005 TOTAL 10 20 21 11 14 17 34 30 32 13 20 16 238 -
EMS 8 15 15 9 12 10 18 22 24 10 11 9 163 68.5
FIRE 2 4 4 2 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 6 38 16.0
OTHER 0 1 2 0 0 6 13 6 4 0 4 1 37 15.5
2004 TOTAL 11 16 8 17 17 18 44 31 18 20 13 14 227 -
EMS 7 12 8 12 13 16 26 16 13 16 8 8 155 68.3
FIRE 4 4 0 4 3 2 17 8 4 3 4 4 57 25.1
OTHER 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 1 1 1 2 15 6.6
YEAR TYPE J F M A M J J A S O N D TOTAL %
AVERAGE TOTAL 18 18 19 17 20 26 39 33 30 20 19 20 279 -
EMS 13 12 14 14 16 20 28 23 22 14 13 14 203 72.8
FIRE 3 4 3 2 3 5 8 7 6 4 4 4 53 19.0
OTHER 2 1 2 1 1 2 4 3 2 2 2 3 25 9.0
MAXIMUM TOTAL 34 29 30 25 32 45 53 49 44 33 26 33 356 -
MINIMUM TOTAL 10 10 8 7 10 12 26 22 18 12 11 12 227 -

EMS calls refer to all aid (basic life support) and medic (advanced life support) calls, motor vehicle accidents with personal injury, and patient assists.

FIRE calls refer to all structure and vehicle fires, wildland and brush fires, non-injury motor vehicle accidents, and burn complaints.

OTHER calls refer to all citizen assist calls and lock-outs.