Health and Safety

pierce-co-sheriffAnderson Island is an exceptionally safe place to live. The area receives an “A” rating (Washington state as a whole only receives a B-) from, with an astounding 88% lower incidence in violent crime compared to the national average, and 72-90% lower rates of property crimes compared to the national average. Law enforcement is provided by the Pierce County Sheriff Department.

anderson-island-logoAnderson Island Fire and Rescue (Pierce County Fire District 27) protects homes and residents through a paid staff of three and 28 highly-trained volunteers, including approximately 9 EMT’s. The district is equipped with two fire engines, two tankers, two ambulances and two fire and rescue boats.  In the event of a medical emergency, the department can rapidly transport individuals to the mainland by fire boat or via Airlift Northwest (helicopter). CHI Franciscan Health’s St. Claire Hospital is a mere 5.9 miles from the Steilacoom ferry landing.