Pierce County Fire District 13 serves the communities of Browns Point and Dash Point in Pierce County, Washington. Located Northeast of Tacoma and Southeast of Federal Way, District 13 covers around five square miles of land and extends half way into Commencement Bay.
We have two stations, 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 two 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, two battalion units, one rescue truck with trailer and two jet skis, one support car, and one brush truck.
Our call volume varies with around 77% EMS calls, 6.6% fire call, 3% motor vehicle accidents and 8.8% rescue/other/service calls. We run mutual aid calls with Tacoma Fire, South King Fire & Rescue, and Riverside Fire Department and also use the services of American Medical Response, Falck, and Airlift Northwest.