Residential Knox Box

Residential Knox Box Loaner Program
Residential Knox Boxes are secured key boxes designed to provide responding firefighters and paramedics immediate access to entry keys for a residence. The Residential Knox Boxes are made of heavy duty steel and are installed over the top of a resident’s entry door. The McHenry Township Fire Protection District has the only key to open the Knox Box to retrieve the entry key.   

Benefits
The Knox Box system allows firefighters and paramedics to gain access to your home without having to wait for a key holder to arrive from another location or without forcing or breaking a door or window.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District Residential Knox Box Loaner Program is available to McHenry Township Fire Protection District residents who anticipate frequent medical calls and may also be unable to answer the door.

Terms
The program has been designed for short-term use of approximately 6 months. The Knox Box remains the property of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and shall be returned when the Knox Box is no longer needed.  If a medical condition or situation is determined to be long-term, lasting more than 6 months, then a Residential Knox Box may be purchased from the Knox Company through the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.

Request a Box
To request a loaner Residential Knox Box, please contact the McHenry Township Fire Protection District at 815-385-0075 and the Fire Prevention Bureau will coordinate the request. A loaner Knox Box form will be provided to the applicant and once the form is completed, the request will be evaluated.

The residence where the Knox Box is located will be visited by Fire Prevention Bureau personnel to determine the best location for the Knox Box.  A Premise Alert Form will also be filled out and forwarded to the McHenry County Enhanced 911 Emergency Telephone System to be entered into the computer aided dispatch system.