As a property owner have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if there was a fire or medical emergency at your property but all of the doors were locked? How would the fire department or emergency medical personnel gain access to your building? Without a key readily available it may be necessary to force entry resulting in costly damage to doors and windows and delaying access to the emergency. While the end result may justify the means, forcible entry is a last-resort and can be avoided. In order to provide a faster and more secure service to our community, East Petersburg Fire Company has adopted the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System.
The Knox-Box Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box allows immediate entry into the building without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and/or floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Once the incident has concluded the department re-secures the property and returns the entrance key to the Knox-Box. Each Knox-Box is purchased by a property owner and is keyed to a single master key controlled by the East Petersburg Fire Company.
A Knox-Box eliminates the need for forced entry in the case of an emergency, thus avoiding costly and time-consuming efforts to gain access into the building. Here are just a few reasons for a Knox-Box:
Step by Step Procedure
Step 1- Go to www.knoxbox.com
Step 2 - Click on Products/Place order
Step 3 - In the Department/City box type in East Petersburg.
Step 4 - In the State/ Province drop down box click on Pennsylvania then hit click on the search departments box.
Step 5 – The next screen will bring up East Petersburg Fire Company and click on the Green “OK” button which will put you in the online ordering system for East Petersburg Fire Company
Step 6 – This will now allow you to choose a Knox Box for your facility and add it to your shopping cart. ( The East Petersburg Fire Company Recommends the 3200 series Knox boxes unless you have multiple keys or items that you feel needs to be in the Knox Box)
Step 7 - Once your order is placed the East Petersburg Fire Company will be notified that you have placed an order for a Know Box .
Step 8 - Please contact the East Petersburg Fire Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-569-5035 for recommended mounting locations and locking of the keys yo the facility in the Knox Box.
Thank You for purchasing and installing a Knox Box at your facility. In doing so, the East Petersburg Fire Company can gain entry into your facility during an emergency in a timely manner and in a damage free manner, there by minimizing loss to your facility.
Yours In Fire Safety,
East Petersburg Fire Company #1