Community connects

Have you ever wondered what projects the fire department is working on or what a Safe Sitter class looks like?

In an effort to encourage communication with and provide education to Key Peninsula residents, the board of fire commissioners has developed a new presentation series called “Community Connects.” There will be presentations from the fire department during the fire commissioner board meetings at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The first in the series was “Meet Your Paramedic” with Robert Bosch. Other scheduled presentations will include:

April 11: Suicide Prevention presented by Volunteer Battalion Chief Anne Nesbit

May 9:  Emergency Preparedness. Lt. Rusty Wilder presented by Pierce County sheriff commander for the peninsula

Other topics in the works are a CPR demonstration, the Safe Sitter program and safe driving tips. The board is also soliciting input from KP citizens on topics.

What do you want to know?

More news:

The fire department’s Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) has room for interested KP residents. The next topics for the panel to tackle include a review of the Future Planning document and the annual budget. See the district’s website for information or stop by the office for further information on joining this team (

The Key Peninsula Fire Facebook page showcases weekly updates from the fire chief, including recent activities and upcoming events. Over 2,600 people currently follow the fire district’s page.

Our two new water tenders are due to arrive in May. Be on the lookout for the new apparatus.

As always, all are welcome to attend any fire commissioners board meeting. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Key Center Fire Station at 5 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sheila Ward Niven chairs the KP fire commission.