Knox-Box Program

The goal of the Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City 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 have 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 Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City 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 Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City. 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 Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City 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 at Otherwise, please e-mail the Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City Knox Box Representative at or call the firehouse at 410-885-5951 to obtain an order form and installation instructions.


Ten reasons to install a Knox Box system on your home or business.

  1. Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.
  2. Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.
  3. Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.
  4. Satisfy any local fire codes and emergency access ordinances that may be in place.
  5. Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your establishment at 2:00am for a false alarm.
  6. Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building/residence is left unattended. The Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City holds the only key to the Knox-Box.
  7. Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.
  8. Protect your property from thousands of dollars in damage with this one-time, low cost investment.
  9. Depend on the highest lock box security available with attack resistant, UL tested reliability.
  10. Over the last 27 years Knox-Box has been the chosen solution in 7,000 communities nationwide
    – communities just like ours!


Participating in the Knox System is simple and so is ordering:

Contact Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City and select the appropriate Knox device in consultation with Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 of Chesapeake City and obtain an approval signature from an assigned fire company representative.

Complete the authorization/Order form and pay particular attention to the following sections: ordered by, ship to, and installation address.

Total the cost for the items ordered and attach a check made payable to Knox company. Mail completed form and check to:

            The Knox Company
            17672 Armstrong Avenue
            Irvine, CA 92614

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