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2020 Incidents
January 18
February 22
March 8
April 17
May 19
June 12
July 23
August 24
September 24

2019 Incidents
January 21
February 19
March 9
April 38
May 21
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July 20
August 20
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2018 Incidents
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July 20
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September 25
October 28
November 23
December 19
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Welcome to the Key West Fire/EMS Department 


The Key West Fire Department Board of Directors has reopened membership for property owners in the area. Please read the news post from February 3, 2020 for more details and application information. Please note that this is a membership for property owners in our district to stay informed of department news. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an emergency responder on our department please see the Recruitment Page.


Front row L to R - Conner Troy, Luke Bradley, Matt Fetzer, Todd Latham, Chris Tigges, Tyler Brietbach

Middle Row L To R - Mike Small, Sara Ness, Ben Pancratz, Kate Arnold, Sam Bradley, Taylor Brietbach, Bob Reed

Back row L to R - Pat Leonard, Zach Arnold, Cory Lawler, Mark Obrien, Steve Kafer, Tim Hoffman, Carl Denlinger, Taylor Stair

Not Pictured: Nick Arnold, Chuck Blasen, Dennis Bradley, Craig Enke, Rhonda Healy, Dan White, Chris Welu

Key West Fire Fighters want you to check your smoke alarms and detectors!

Check out important information to share with your family and friends to keep

everyone safe on our Fire Prevention page.

September 2020 Update

Member Kate Arnold, September 14

Here are some updates from the months of August and September 2020.
-Our new boat is in service and has been used on a few calls.
-Our new recruits Christian Bradley and Jon Marks joined us tonight for their first official meeting and maintenance night.
-Thank you to Mark O'Brien for setting up our new computers in the meeting room. These were a necessary update to keep our system more secure.
-The ... (Full Story)

No Caption 2020 Key West Fun Days Cancelled

Member Kate Arnold, July 06

During our regular business meeting this week it was decided that there will NOT be a KWFD Fun Days Parade or Activities this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We hope you are all staying safe and doing what is best for you and your family.
We look forward to hosting it again in August 2021!... (Full Story & Photos)

Still looking for new recruits!

Member Dan White, February 03

In January we held interviews for 2 spots that we have open for new recruits. We would like to do another round of interviews soon for our two remaining spots!

Are you interested in volunteering at our fire department? Maybe you know someone who is interested in serving their community? Either way, we are looking to fill some empty spots on our roster with new dedicated individuals. If you or someone ... (Full Story)

Key West Community Fire Department Board of Directors Reopens Membership

Chief Chris Tigges, February 03

Here is a little history on the membership of the KWFD:
When the Key West Community Fire Department was first organized to serve the community of Key West in 1953, the fire department relied on property owners in the fire response district to purchase memberships to help fund it. Originally, businesses were charged a $75.00 initial fee, farms and residences were charged a $50.00 fee, and everyone ... (Full Story)

Training and Information about Hospice of Dubuque

Member Kate Arnold, October 28

This evening we had the pleasure of learning about Hospice from Diane Fasselius the Community Education Specialist for Hospice of Dubuque. There are several important ideas that we can take away from her visit!
-There is great wisdom in planning ahead. Why are we so hesitant to plan for the last phase of our life, we plan everything else? Have your wishes in writing, and talk with your family members ... (Full Story)


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