Purpose of the Program
The Knox Box Program was instituted to help minimize property damage to business properties during an emergency while also helping business owners in maintaining a secure facility.
The Knox Box is located outside of all area businesses and holds an emergency key to the building. Only the Fire Department can open the Knox Box to allow firefighters access to the building during an emergency. The Knox Box Program is coordinated in the following manner: on new construction and/or major renovations, the Knox Box application will be obtained and submitted through the West Norriton Township Fire Marshal’s Office. When the Knox Box is received by the applicant, please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 610-631-0450 to obtain mounting location and instructions.
Contact Knox Box Company
The Knox Company is a third party vendor supplying key boxes for Fire Department access after hours to businesses in the township. This is required by the IBC International Building code and NFPA. For more information regarding these boxes visit the Knox Box Company.
Updating the Knox Box
Any business who has changed locks to their building should contact the Fire Marshal’s Office to ensure that the proper keys are in the Knox Box. If the lock cylinder on an existing business Knox Box has not been changed since 2005, please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 610-631-0450.