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 boat, 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.



Free checks | appointments highly recommended

To schedule a free blood pressure check in your home or at one of our two stations please call us. We will be happy to assist you and your doctor in the monitoring of your blood pressure. If you ring the doorbell and we don’t answer the door we are likely out on an emergency call or in a training class. We recommend calling us to schedule an appointment.

Why should you know your blood pressure? Blood pressure is not a single set of numbers that always stay the same. Rather, your blood pressure falls within a range. Blood pressure of less than 120 over 80 is considered to be normal. Check with your physician to find out what is too high or too low for you.


Cost: $0-15 | depends on certficaiton requirements

Pierce County Fire District 13 conducts free community “Hands Only CPR and AED” and CPR/AED & First Aid courses for $15. These courses consist of instruction on CPR and AED use. Participants will have the opportunity to practice those skills on a manikin and an AED trainer. Course run-times may vary; please contact our department to schedule a class.

Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot in the class. Contact PCFD13 directly to schedule an appointment or RSVP. Email us at publicinfo@piercefire13.org


Cost: $15

In an emergency, police, fire and rescue workers depend on house numbers to find YOU as quickly as possible. Finding your home - especially at night - can be challenging if address numbers are unreadable, hidden, unlighted or have missing numbers and may delay emergency responders from getting to you as quickly as possible.

Are your house numbers visible from the street? Are they set on a background of contrasting color? If your house is hidden from the street, are your numbers attached to a visible fence, mailbox or gate? Is your mobile home identified with your house number? If you live on a corner, does your house number face the street named in your address?

If you answered 'no' to any of these questions please contact us to schedule a consultation. 


Visit www.vialoflife.com for more information

  1. Fill out the Vial of Life form

    a. Fill out the form at the Browns Point Fire Station OR Complete the form online at https://www.vialoflife.com/print-free-vial-kits/  

      b. Make blank copies of this form to keep your information current or maintain and             store your updated information online with us.

2. Place the decal on front of a plastic baggie--Place the form you filled out in the plastic baggie, you may also consider placing the following items in the baggie: copy of EKG, living will or equivalent, DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), recent picture of yourself

3. Place the baggie on refrigerator door-- Securely tape plastic baggie on the front of your refrigerator door. Place the decal on your refrigerator – this could be on the front or side of the refrigerator, whichever is easiest for EMS personnel to see and access.

4. Place the second decal on front door--Place the decal on the front door so it can easily be seen by anyone responding to an emergency.


Schedule your school group visit!

School groups of any age are welcome to visit our Browns Point and Dash Point fire stations. Please contact us to schedule your next field trip! We also welcome stay-at-home families to come visit us!


Contact us to schedule an appointment

This new program is designed for individuals who have been released by the hospital from an injury or illness. Contact us for more details.


Have an extinguisher in your home | Know how to use it!

Keeping fire extinguishers in and around your house near open heat sources such as: stove, fireplace, BBQ, etc. We offer limited training upon request for those that want to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. Contact us for more details & to schedule a learning session. 


Ride along with fire or aid!

If you would like to schedule a ride-along, please review the requirements and request procedure below:


1. You must be at least 16 years old.


2. Write a letter of request and include the following:

    a.  A business reason why you would like to go on a ride-along.
    b.  Date or date(s) that you would like to schedule the ride-along. (at least 2 weeks out from the date you send the letter)
    c.  Whether you want to ride with an aid crew or a fire crew.  (You may specify a particular station or unit that you would like to ride with but it is not required.)    
    d.  Contact phone number and email address.      


3. If your request is accepted and a Ride-Along is scheduled, you will be required to sign a Pierce County Fire District 13 Ride Along Request & Liability Waiver.


4. You are not eligible for a ride-along if you are currently in the Pierce County Fire District 13 application or pre-employment screening process.

Send your request letter to:

                                            Jim Wassall

                                            Fire Chief
                                            Pierce County Fire District 13
                                            4815 WA TAU GA AVE NE

                                            Tacoma, WA 98422


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