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The last token in a Firebase database location is considered its key. For example, "fred" is the key for the /users/fred/ node. Calling key() on any DataSnapshot will return the key for the location that generated it. However, calling key() on the root URL of a database will return null.

var fredRef = new Firebase("");
fredRef.on("value", function(fredSnapshot) {
  var key = fredSnapshot.key();
  // key === "fred"

  var childKey = fredSnapshot.child("name/last").key();
  // childKey === "last"
var rootRef = new Firebase("");
rootRef.on("value", function(rootSnapshot) {
  var key = rootSnapshot.key();
  // key === null

  var childKey = rootSnapshot.child("samplechat/users/fred").key();
  // childKey === "fred"