Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
Good Morning!
Saturday, January 28, 2023
THIS MORNING: Passing showers, 42°F
Saturday Morning: Passing showers. Overcast. Chilly. Temperature 42°F (Feels like 40°F). Relative Humidity 87%. 32% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.05 in possible. North winds at 4 mph.
Saturday Afternoon: Passing showers. Cloudy. Chilly. Temperature 41°F (Feels like 37°F). Relative Humidity 79%. 26% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.06 in possible. North winds at 7 mph.
Saturday Evening: Scattered clouds. Cold. Temperature 31°F (Feels like 26°F). Relative Humidity 69%. 4% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 6 mph.
Saturday Night: Passing showers. Clear. Cold. Temperature 22°F (Feels like 16°F). Relative Humidity 78%. 21% chance of precipitation. New rainfall of 0.01 in possible. Southeast winds at 5 mph.
Sunday Morning: Sunny. Cold. Temperature 19°F (Feels like 19°F). Relative Humidity 74%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 3 mph.
Sunday Afternoon: Sunny. Chilly. Temperature 35°F (Feels like 30°F). Relative Humidity 38%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northwest winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 1/28/2023 10:00 AM
Calls To Date:
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
Online Burn Permit Application
Pierce County
Updated 01/28/2023
Lewis County
Updated 01/28/2023
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
Updated 01/28/2023
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 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

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


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.