Knox Box Information
About the Program
For years the fire company maintained a keychain with the keys to many businesses and residences throughout our first due territory. The purpose was to reduce the cost of damage to a business or residence owner when we received a call for service that required us to enter the building or residence. Maintaining this key ring to alarmed buildings and residences became increasingly unmanageable due too its size and the number of keys that we had to carry on the apparatus. The company officers evaluated the benefit of the program and decided it was a program we would like to continue but another way to accomplish it had to be found.
The company looked at several alternatives and finally decided upon the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System due to its outstanding security features. The program has been well received throughout the community and continues to expand on a daily basis.
Knox-Boxes are constructed of ¼-inch solid steel with a ½-inch steel door and reinforced locking mechanism. They are UL listed against physical attack and the Medeco security lock is patented and UL listed for drill, pick and pull resistance.
Knox-Boxes are purchased directly from the Knox Company with the assistance of the fire company. Once installed near the entrance to your property, the fire company locks your building entrance key inside the Knox-Box so that it is available on-site for future emergencies.
How to Participate
Knox-Boxes may be purchased directly from the Knox Company. Please download the pre-completed application from our website and fax or mail it directly to Knox.
Boxes must be installed in an approved location 8 vertical feet from the ground to prevent children from attempting to tamper with the box.