Important Update on Coronavirus and our Response
PARTIAL AND TOTAL BURN BANS IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SERVED BY PCFD#23
Good Morning!
Thursday, September 23, 2021
THIS MORNING: Low clouds, 55°F
FORECAST FOR ASHFORD, WA:
Thursday Morning: Low clouds. Cool. Temperature 55°F (Feels like 55°F). Relative Humidity 91%. 1% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 68°F (Feels like 68°F). Relative Humidity 57%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Thursday Evening: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 57°F (Feels like 57°F). Relative Humidity 82%. 0% chance of precipitation. Northeast winds at 4 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Cool. Temperature 48°F (Feels like 47°F). Relative Humidity 89%. 0% chance of precipitation. Southeast winds at 4 mph.
Friday Morning: Mostly sunny. Cool. Temperature 47°F (Feels like 46°F). Relative Humidity 94%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 4 mph.
Friday Afternoon: Mostly sunny. Mild. Temperature 77°F (Feels like 78°F). Relative Humidity 43%. 0% chance of precipitation. North winds at 6 mph.
Forecast Updated: 9/23/2021 11:00 AM
2021 RESPONSES
Calls To Date:
TYPE 2021 AVG DIFF
Total: 310 191 +62%
EMS: 226 (73%) 138 (72%) +64%
Fire: 59 (19%) 36 (19%) +64%
Other: 25 (8%) 16 (8%) +56%
Total in 2020: 356 (0.98 calls/day)
So far in 2021, we've had an average of 1.28 calls per day
As of Tuesday, August 31, 2021
BURN PERMITS
Online Burn Permit Application
FIRE DANGER
Pierce County
MODERATE
Updated 09/23/2021
Lewis County
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
HIGH
Updated 09/23/2021
BURN BANS
Pierce County
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/21/2021 08:00 AM
Lewis County
Burn ban on for land clearing and yard debris outdoor burning. Recreational campfires and solid fuel BBQ type fires are now allowed.
Effective 09/22/2021 08:00 AM
DNR Pierce County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 12:01 AM
DNR Lewis County
TOTAL BURN BAN ON

Absolutely no burning of any kind. Ban includes charcoal briquettes, all recreational fires and campfires (even in DNR campgrounds).
Effective 07/02/2021 12:01 AM
Gifford Pinchot NF/USFS
No Burn Ban
Effective 09/20/2021 05:00 PM
Air Quality
No Burn Ban
Effective 12/29/2020 03:08 PM
More Info: (360) 569-2752
Updated: 09/22/2021 09:42 AM by SRB
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Pierce 23 Fire and Rescue is always looking for committed volunteers who wish to serve their community as a trained first responder. Being a volunteer firefighter is an exciting job that comes with lots of satisfaction, camaraderie and experience. Volunteer personnel respond to calls for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all kinds of weather and conditions. We are looking for people who have demonstrated skills and characteristics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Courage, dedication, assertiveness, and above all, a desire to help others in need.
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Fire department training

Roles for volunteers include emergency response personnel (Firefighters/EMT's) as well as support personnel. Men and women age 18 and older who are in good physical condition and have the desire to serve as firefighters are eligible to apply for emergency response positions. Anyone age 18 or over may apply for and serve in support positions. All applicants must pass a background check and physical exam, provided by the department upon acceptance.

Volunteers with Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue do not need any prior fire or emergency service experience. Volunteers will attend weekly drills and other training classes (such as EMT training and Firefighter academy, driver/operator, water rescue, as well as other advanced training), and will be provided with all necessary equipment by the department.

Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue does not have paid or career positions available.

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If you would like to join our team, please contact us here, or stop by our Headquarters Station. We look forward to hearing from you!