Antrim Fire Department Knox Box Program
If you own a property in Antrim, are not always available to answer a call for a fire alarm at your property and do not have someone in the area that has a key to provide the Antrim Fire Department with access to your property. Please consider installing a Knox Box.
The Antrim Fire Department is part of the “Knox Box” program for emergency building access. A Knox Box is a secure key box containing building keys affixed to the outside of a business or home. If a fire alarm is received or there is a report of other emergency when the building us unoccupied, the fire department utilizes special fire department key, that will open the Knox Box containing the building keys. This eliminates the need to break down doors or windows to enter the building or presume there is no fire when nothing is visible from the outside. The ability to thoroughly inspect a building will enable the responders to locate other problems such as electrical hazards, heating problems and gas and water leaks set off an alarm and could lead to costly other problems if not identified. The Knox Box system is only used to enter a building in the event of a fire department emergency response to an alarm activation or report of an emergency at the location. The fire department key is secured in special Knox Box on the truck that can only be opened by authorized personnel and all openings of the box are electronically recorded.
Information on the Knox Box system is available on the company’s website www.knoxbox.com, For residential and small business use the Knox Residential 1650 Series surface mount box is used. Other models are available for larger businesses where multiple access keys may be needed, for new construction and other special requirements. Knox Boxes keyed to the Antrim Fire Department system can be ordered on line from the Knox Box company Knoxbox.com or the new Knox Home Box website for residential boxes and the Antrim Fire Department will be notified of your order and install the box when it is received. If you have questions, please contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org
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