Knox-Box Program

The goal of the Hermitage Fire Department is to provide the best and most up-to-date service to the people in our fire protection area. In contrast, maintaining keys to alarmed buildings/residences has become unmanageable and is causing delays when responding to emergencies.

In order to access buildings quickly, minimize forced entry damage, and protect firefighters from injury, the Hermitage Fire Department has adopted the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System. Currently, more than seven thousand fire departments and the communities they protect enjoy the benefits of this proven system.

Knox-Boxes are constructed of ¼” solid steel with a ½” steel door and reinforced locking mechanism. They are UL listed against physical attack and Medeco security lock is patented and UL listed for drill, pick and pull resistance.

The master key to open the Knox-Box is held ONLY by the Hermitage Fire Department. This high security key is strictly controlled and is produced ONLY by the Medeco factory under direction from an authorized fire official’s signature.

Knox-Boxes are specified by the Hermitage 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 or would like to obtain an order form, please call the Hermitage Fire Department at (724) 342-0669 and speak with the Fire Marshal. Alternately, please visit to find more information about this innovative product.

The Hermitage Fire Department recommends the following Knox-Box products:

Industrial/Government Buildings:
Knox-Box 3200 Series Hinged Door

Knox-Box 1650 Series Hinged Door

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