Knox Box Program

In order to provide a faster and more secure service to our community, the Orono Fire Department has adopted the Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System.

The Knox-Box® rapid entry system is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments.
Knox Box
When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox® products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by the Orono Fire Department.

Knox-Boxes are constructed of quarter inch solid steel with a half-inch steel door and reinforced locking mechanism. They are UL listed against physical attack and the Medeco security lock is patented and UL listed for drill, pick and pull resistance. Knox-Boxes are specified by the Orono Fire Department but are purchased directly from the Knox Company. Once installed near the entrance to your property, the fire company locks your building entrance key inside the Knox-Box so that it is available onsite for future emergencies.

If you have any further questions feel free to call the Knox Company at 800-552-5669 or you can visit the Knox website. Otherwise, please contact Fire Marshal Henry Vaughan at 207-866-4000 to obtain an order form and installation instructions.