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Knox Box Program

Knox-Box Fire Department Emergency Access to your home or business

The Town of Killington requires the purchase and installation of a Knox-Box system for all of its residents and business owners. This system provides a reliable and rapid method of accessing your residence or business to firefighters during an emergency when owners are unavailable to respond to an activated fire-related alarm. 
Reasons to install a Knox-Box unlocking system:

  • Eliminates needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.

  • Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay of waiting for building keys.

  • Reduce liability for lost keys.

  • Protect inventory, equipment, and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.

  • Satisfy local fire codes and emergency access ordinances.

  • Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at odd hours.

  • Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended.

  • The fire department holds the only key to the Knox-Box at your location.

  • Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.

  • Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, relatively low cost investment.

  • Depending on the highest lock box security technology available with attack resistance and UL-tested reliability.

  • Over the past 25 years, Knox-Box has been the chosen solution in 7,500 communities nationwide communities just like ours!

How does it work? 

Upon an alarm, your building alarm system transmits a signal to the alarm monitoring company. The monitoring company contacts Killington Fire and Rescue Services, which is immediately dispatched to your alarmed location. Upon arrival fire department personnel will conduct an initial size-up of your location. Firefighters on the scene will determine if an entry is warranted. Firefighters will use their secure key to open your Knox-Box and retrieve any keys and information such as alarm codes. After entering your structure, a brief interior inspection is conducted. If no problems are found, firefighters simply lock up the building when leaving and return the entry key to the Knox Box. Fire department personnel will then radio Vermont State Dispatch that no fire was found. They will leave the scene having done no damage.


If the Knox-Box system was not in place, firefighters would have to potentially break windows or force doors to gain access to the building.  This damage will then have to be fixed by the owner at their expense. You can see that with just one use, the Knox-Box system could pay for itself in dollars and peace of mind. The Knox-Box system can also be utilized in the event of a medical emergency and EMS need to gain access.

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