Knox Box Program
Knox Boxes are externally-mounted keysafes which provide the fire department and other emergency services providers with a non-destructive means of entry into local businesses and buildings.
The "Knox Key" allows fire department personnel to open the Knox Box and retrieve the keys stored inside, eliminating the need to forcibly remove windows or doors to gain access during an emergency.
Kirwan Heights Fire Department and Collier Township highly require the use of Knox Boxes on all commercial structures. When installing a Knox Box, be sure to:
We understand the concerns about potential security risks, and have taken a number of measures to protect your business from unauthorized access. The Knox Keys are secured in our fire apparatus to guard against unauthorized use, and keys are only used when immediate access is required, and no keyholder is nearby. You may view a PDF copy of Standard Operating Guideline 1-06 (Knox Box Use) by clicking on the link.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: