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

The West Grove Fire Company encourages the purchase and installation of a Knox-Box system for 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.
  • Depend on the highest lock box security technology available with attack resistant, 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 you ask?

During the early morning hours your building alarm system transmits a signal to your alarm monitoring company, who in-turn contact
Chester County 911 and the West Grove Fire Company is immediately dispatched to your alarmed location. West Grove Fire Company arrives a short time later and conducts an initial size-up of your location. Officers on the scene determine that an entry is warranted. If a Knox-Box system is in place a signal is transmitted to the box and it opens and the key inside is used to unlock your protected location. A brief interior inspection is conducted and no problems found. Firefighters simply lock up the building when leaving and return the entry key to the Knox-Box. Fire department officers then radio county control that no fire was found, and then leave the scene doing no damage. If the Knox-Box system was not in place windows may be broken or doors forced. This causes owners to repair the damage and for a time this location will not be as secure as it might otherwise be. You can see that with just one use the Knox-Box system could pay for its self in dollars and peace of mind. The Knox-Box system could also be utilized if someone at your protected location has a medical emergency and EMS is required. This system would allow immediate access to those who may need rapid emergency medical intervention.

Additional information on the Knox-Box system please go to their website at
http://www.knoxbox.com or if you would like a fire officer from the West Grove Fire Company to contact you send us a note: Knoxbox@wgfc.org

For additional fire protection information please contact one of our Fire Officers at West Grove Fire Company. 


2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 42 216
Feb 60 191
Mar 70 209
Apr 70 169
May 54 175
Jun 46 161
Jul 70 239
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 412 1360

Fire Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 40
London Britain 22
London Grove 44
New London 56
Penn 131
West Grove 30
Mutual Aid 89
Total 412

EMS Run Statistics By Township
Franklin 100
London Britain 73
London Grove 135
Londonderry 76
New London 152
Penn 621
West Grove 86
Mutual Aid 117
Total 1360

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2016 708 2313
2015 560 2208
2014 619 2244
2013 577 2095
2012 577 1957
2011 534 2035
2010 588 1782
2009 507 1669
2008 529 1624
2007 584 1624
2006 554 1412

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