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 7:00 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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OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES

Here are some other services that we offer our citizens and general public.

Classes

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First-Aid/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes are offered by the fire department. Classes are 8 hours in length. The students are taught CPR, First Aid and AED for adults, children and infants. Cards are issued upon successful completion of the course and are valid for two years. Material is taught to the American Heart Association's (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) standards. For more details, or to arrange a class time, please contact the fire station at (360) 569-2752.

Smoke Detectors

Pierce County Fire District 23 suggests replacing batteries in all your detectors once a year. It is also recommended to write the month and year on your batteries so you will know when it is time to replace them. Many people replace them at the end of daylight savings time in October. If your house does not have any smoke detectors, contact the fire department at (360) 569-2752 and a firefighter will install a free smoke detector for your house. There are a lmited number available which will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weather Radios

The residences of the Upper Nisqually Valley have received a supply of weather radios (Digital Desktop Weather Radio Alert from Radio Shack). These weather radios are designed to provide advanced warning of severe weather conditions and provide flood and weather information continuously around the clock. It also provides an all-hazards warning which is especially important for those of us living around Mount Rainier. The system is tested every Wednesday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

In the event of an emergency, natural or man-made, the radio will sound an alarm. Once the alarm has sounded, you turn the radio to the receiving station and follow the instructions. Be sure to listen to the entire message to make sure it pertains to our area - the radios may pick up warning signals for other regions.

Address Signs

Having your address clearly posted is important when emergency vehicles are trying to locate your home. The fire department can make a green reflective address sign with white numbers and letters to post on your property. The cost is $15 per sign. If you would like an address sign, please call the office at (360) 569-2752 to place your order.

Meeting Rooms

The public is welcome to use the meeting room in either the Elbe or Ashford fire stations for non-alcoholc events. There are no charges for their use. You are asked to leave them clean and not enter the truck bays. The rooms are NOT available for overnight use. If you would like to use one of the rooms, please contact Nancy Adams at (360) 569-2601 for reservations.