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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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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