Fire District Purchases New Equipment in Washington State


The Pierce County Fire District #23 Fire & Rescue announced the purchase of two  new Stryker power cots and loading systems for two of their four ambulances.  The purchase will help reduce and hopefully prevent injuries to their firefighters and EMTs.

This will also enable their patients to be more comfortable and safer as they are being transported to the hospital.

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Credit | Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue (Facebook)

To see this new equipment in action, the public and residents are invited for their Annual Open House on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 1000 hours to 1600 hours (10-4).  It will be held at the Ashford Fire Station located at 29815 SR 706, Ashford, WA 98328.

Additionally, the Air Care air ambulance will be arriving to the Open House at 1100 hours or 11 am.

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Courtesy | Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue

The equipment was purchased with the assistance of their Fire Commissioners.

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Credit | Pierce 23 Fire & Rescue (Facebook)

This is a great family event for those who live in the area or are fire buffs, like ourselves.


The Fire Department serves the southern portion of Pierce County considered to be the Upper Nisqually Valley to areas that include Ashford, Elbe and Alder, Washington.  It is home to 2,500 residents and travelers who pass to and from the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park.

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The Department has four different stations and 25 active volunteers that staff them, as well as one paid Chief.   They provide services to those in a 67-square mile that includes Route 7 and State Route 706, which can be busy due to high volume of traffic from those who work/play/live in the area.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2215 PDT on 8/15/2019

Bellevue [WA] Fire Department to Kick off Fire Prevention Week Ablaze with Demos

Bellevue, WA |  Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) to begin in the City of Bellevue afire with lots of great demos powered by the BFD Firefighters on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Bellevue (WA) Fire Ladder 3 at a small structure fire.

Bellevue (WA) Fire Ladder 3 at a small structure fire.

All nine Stations will be open to the Public from 1000 – 1600 Hours.

It’s a great time for families to bring kids and those who wish to see the apparatus firefighters use to fight fires and get to know those who protect them and their property.

Bellevue Fire's Battalion 1.

Bellevue Fire’s Battalion 1.

During Fire Prevention Week, Firefighters will visit area schools and reading at the Library. This is great for kids to get them engaged in various aspects of the fire service and hang with those cool firefighters.  We all know Firefighters LOVE Kids!

All are invited to attend the Open House on Saturday, October 4th and it’s a perfect time to see Firefighters in action, doing what they love.

(c) 2014 The NW Fire Blog / Photography by L.R. Swenson