About Pierce County Fire District #13
Pierce County Fire District 13 serves the communities of Browns Point and Dash Point in Pierce County, Washington. Located Northeast of Tacoma and Southwest of Federal Way, District 13 covers around five square miles of land and extends half way into Commencement Bay.
There are two fire stations within the district, one in Browns Point and one in Dash Point. Our headquarters station is staffed twenty-four hours a day seven days a week by our volunteers. We have around 40 volunteer personnel and three full-time paid staff, who are a combination of Washington State EMTs and certified firefighters. District 13 has several different types of apparatus capable of responding to almost any emergency incident possible in the area. We have two fire engines, one aid car, one command truck, two battalion units, one rescue truck with trailer, one rescue boat, one support car, and one brush truck.
Our call volume varies with around 77% EMS calls, 6.6% fire calls, 3% motor vehicle accidents and 8.8% rescue/other/service/mutual aid calls. We run mutual aid calls with Tacoma Fire, South King Fire & Rescue, and Riverside Fire Department (PCFD #14) and also use the services of Olympic Ambulance and Airlift Northwest.