The Knox Box is to assist the elderly, people with disabilities or anyone else interested in allowing the Fire Department to have access to their homes in the event the home's occupant cannot answer the door. This prevents any delays or the potentially knocking out windows or breaking doors.
The box is placed over the door facing the outside, and has a locked safe compartment that holds the key to the residence. Only the Fire Department has the ability to access the keys within the Knox Box.
For More Information
For more information visit the Knox Box website or contact the Sterling Fire Department at 815-632-6680.