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.