About the Program]
[Frequently Asked Questions]
[How to Participate]
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
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
constructed of ¼" solid steel with a ½" 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 onsite for future emergencies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1.) What is a KNOX BOX system?
high-security box system, designed to give
firefighters and emergency services immediate
access to locked buildings, elevators, and other
install a KNOX BOX?
Installation of a KNOX BOX on your property will
not only allow firefighters faster access in
case of an emergency, but will also prevent
expensive forcible entry should emergency
services be required while the premises are
unoccupied. Costly front doors and entry ways
needn't be harmed if entry keys are available
3.) How does
the KNOX BOX system work?
Following your purchase of a KNOX BOX from the
factory, you will mount it securely on the
exterior of your building; attractive
recessed-mount models are available. All
necessary access keys will be locked inside by a
representative of the fire department; only the
fire department's master key can open the box.
The KNOX BOX gives the fire department a simple
alternative to expensive, time-consuming
forcible entry. The generous interior capacity
allows you to store everything emergency
personnel may require--keys, floor plans,
electronic entry cards, and more--in complete
security until needed.
secure is a KNOX BOX system?
Security has always been a KNOX strong point.
Designed for maximum protection, each virtually
indestructible box features a special
high-security Medeco lock and key. This Medeco
restricted locking system guards against
unauthorized key duplication. Keys aren't even
available to locksmiths or lock
distributors--only The KNOX Company can supply
The Knox Box system offers maximum security
at every step. The department has an exclusive
key code. All Knox Box stations in that city are
keyed alike--and only the fire department has
5.) Who can authorize a KNOX BOX system?
control is maintained by allowing only fire
departments to authorize the purchase of each
Knox Box. This is achieved by using a special
authorization form which you can obtain only
from your fire department. Each Knox Box is
shipped without keys, locked in an open position
and ready for mounting.
6.) How is a
KNOX BOX installed?
Each KNOX BOX is shipped with complete mounting
instructions; however, your fire department will
assist you in choosing a proper location for
mounting. After installation is completed, the
fire department will conduct an inspection of
the installation and lock building keys inside
the box. As soon as building keys are locked
inside the box, it is ready to provide immediate
access to emergency personnel-- 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
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How to participate
purchased directly from the Knox
Company. Please download the
pre-completed application from our
website and fax or mail it directly to
Boxes must be installed in an approved
location 8' vertical feet from the
ground to prevent children from
attempting to tamper with the box.
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