Residential Knox-Box Loan Program

What is a Knox-Box? Well, a Knox-Box is a rapid entry system which allows secure emergency access for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box product allows for immediate entry into buildings and properties without forced entry damage or delay.

The residential Knox-Boxes purchased for this program is designed to be installed overtop a resident’s front entry door. When installed, an extra key for the front door (provided by the resident) is inserted into the Knox-Box. The Fire Department will then secure the Knox-Box with a unique key. Only the Beavercreek Township Fire Department has this key, and it is securely located in the Department’s fire and medical apparatus. If an emergency arises, the responding crews are notified of the presence of the Knox-Box and are then provided permission to use the key.

The program is also designed to allow Fire Department personnel to access residents that are not exposed to fire safety messages in the community. As Fire Department personnel interact with the participants in the program, the personnel can promote general fire safety education including; Home Fire Safety Checklists, Smoke Detector installation and operation, Carbon Monoxide monitoring, etc.

The program will be open to all residents of the City of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township. However, due to the limited quantities of Knox-Boxes provided by the grant (50), priority will be given to the senior citizens of the community and those persons with special needs. All Knox-Boxes purchased for the loan program are property of the Beavercreek Township Fire Department. As residents participating in the program no longer need the Knox-Box, Fire Department personnel will retrieve them and place them back into inventory (for future distribution).

If you are interested in information on the Residential Knox-Box Loan Program or information on purchasing your own Residential Knox-Box, please contact Krissi at the Beavercreek Senior Center 937-426-6166 or Randy Grogean at the Beavercreek Township Fire Department 937-426-1627 or email at BFD-PreventionBureau@beavercreektownship.org.