Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
TOTAL BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SERVED BY PCFD#23
Good Morning!
Saturday, September 19, 2020
NWS FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
OVERNIGHT: Areas of smoke and showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Low around 50, with temperatures rising to around 52 overnight. West northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
SATURDAY: Rain showers likely and areas of smoke before 11am, then rain showers and patchy fog. Mostly cloudy. High near 59, with temperatures falling to around 56 in the afternoon. North northwest wind 1 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain showers likely before 11pm, then patchy fog and a slight chance of rain showers between 11pm and 5am. Mostly cloudy. Low around 48, with temperatures rising to around 50 overnight. West southwest wind around 3 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
SUNDAY: Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 1 to 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 9/18/2020 7:54 PM | Last Retrieved: 9/19/2020 2:00 AM
2020 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2020 AVG DIFF
Total: 243 191 +27%
EMS: 186 (77%) 139 (73%) +34%
Fire: 46 (19%) 36 (19%) +28%
Other: 11 (5%) 16 (8%) -31%
Total in 2019: 342 (0.94 calls/day)
So far in 2020, we've had an average of 1.00 calls per day
As of Monday, August 31, 2020
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
HIGH
Updated 09/19/2020
Lewis County
VERY HIGH / EXTREME
Updated 09/19/2020
BURN BANS
Pierce County
ALL outdoor burning including recreational and cooking fires (except a gas grill) during this Red Flag event is prohibited until the Red Flag event is over as determined by the National Weather Service
Effective 07/30/2020 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Effective 2:00 p.m. September 8, 2020, the Lewis County Fire Marshal will modify and upgrade burn restrictions to prohibit all outdoor burning. Recreational campfires are NOT allowed at this time.
Effective 09/08/2020 02:00 PM
DNR Pierce County
Outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns are banned on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection through September 30, 2020
Effective 07/28/2020 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
Outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns are banned on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection through September 30, 2020
Effective 07/28/2020 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
Effective Sept 9, 2020: Closure Order 06-03-00-20-06 temporarily prohibits the building, maintaining, or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including charcoal fire or pellet fire in GPNF.
Effective 09/09/2020 12:00 PM
Air Quality
No burn ban
Effective 08/23/2018 01:00 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 09/09/2020 04:23 PM by SRB
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RESPONSE DETAILS

Pierce 23 Fire and Rescue typically responds to about 260 or so calls a 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 in the last few years.

Total Calls Since 2006
Calls by Type Since 2006
Call Details by Year since 2006
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 - - - - 243 -
EMS 15 15 20 13 19 30 38 36 - - - - 186 76.5
FIRE 4 2 4 1 5 9 12 9 - - - - 46 18.9
OTHER 2 0 0 1 1 4 1 2 - - - - 11 4.5
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
YEAR TYPE J F M A M J J A S O N D TOTAL %
AVERAGE TOTAL 19 18 19 17 21 28 39 34 29 20 19 20 283 -
EMS 13 12 14 14 16 21 29 24 22 15 13 14 207 73.1
FIRE 3 4 3 2 3 5 8 7 6 4 4 3 52 18.4
OTHER 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 25 8.8
MAXIMUM TOTAL 34 29 30 25 32 45 53 49 39 33 26 30 342 -
MINIMUM TOTAL 11 10 10 7 10 12 26 22 19 12 11 12 232 -

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.