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Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 16, known as The Key Peninsula Fire Department was incorporated in 1952. The District is a combination fire department providing fire protection, rescue, emergency medical services, and prevention services to the communities located on the Key Peninsula.

The Key Peninsula is located west of Gig Harbor and is made up of 65 square miles and offers wonderful forested parks and scenic views as well as agricultural and maritime history.

There are more than 70 miles of shore line that wrap around the peninsula. The geography of the Key Peninsula and the distribution of population density make it challenging to provide firefighting and medical aid coverage. The Peninsula is approximately 16 miles long and is just under 2 miles wide at it's narrowest point.

Mission Statement
Key Peninsula Fire Department is a team of professionals working proactively to meet present needs and future challenges with pride, integrity and enthusiasm.

We serve the health, welfare and safety needs of our community by providing fire and injury prevention, fire suppression, rescue, community education and emergency medical aid.

We pledge to be strong financial managers and responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us by the community.

Vision Statement
We will serve our community with professionalism by promoting individual responsibility, a continuous learning environment, and the practice of respect for ourselves and others. We are committed to timely and effective communication, comprehensive and progressive training, and innovative risk taking.

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This heat map of the Key Peninsula indicates the District's concentration of EMS calls from 2023.

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