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Virginia Fire & Ambulance

Knox Box

The Knox Box System is a protected key entry system managed through the Virginia Fire Department, which allows our fire and EMS personal to access businesses and multifamily dwelling units throughout the city in the event of a fire or medical emergency. This program requires us to inspect the box, verify the key and update business and key holder information annually. The advantage of having a Knox Box as a business is that potential damage to the door and doorframe can be avoided if the fire department can simply use a secured key to gain entry. In the case of multifamily dwelling units, it can literally mean the difference between life and death as crews will not waste precious seconds forcing the exterior doors open. Both Virginia and Mountain Iron have city ordinances requiring Knox Boxes.


For more information on where to obtain a Knox Box visit www.knoxbox.com