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Fire Department Program Enables First Responders to Immediately Access Senior Residences in Emergency Situations

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Fire Department Program Enables First Responders to Immediately Access Senior Residences in Emergency Situations

The West Chicago Fire Protection District offers a Key Box Program for seniors using the Knox Box Residential System that allows first responders to immediately access a residence during an emergency situation.

The Knox Box Residential System is utilized by fire and law enforcement agencies throughout the country to provide first responders with immediate access to secure buildings and residences through the basic installation of a specific lock box with an access key available to attending first responders. By having the system installed, first responders can gain access to a residence without using forced entry methods, minimizing property damage and potential injuries, and providing rapid access to a person in need of assistance. For more information about Residential Knox Boxes, visit https://www.knoxbox.com/Products/Residential-KnoxBoxes.

Senior residents are encouraged to take advantage of this Program by purchasing a Knox Box. Additionally, as part of the Program, the District maintains a limited number of boxes available for loan to eligible low-income senior residents.

For more information on purchasing a box or the Box Loan Program eligibility requirements, please contact the West Chicago Fire Protection District at (630) 231-2123.


El Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de West Chicago ofrece un programa Key Box para personas mayores que utilizan el sistema residencial Knox Box que permite a los socorristas acceder inmediatamente a una residencia durante una situación de emergencia.

El sistema residencial Knox Box es utilizado por agencias de bomberos y de aplicación de la ley en todo el país para brindar a los socorristas acceso inmediato a edificios y residencias seguros mediante la instalación básica de una caja de seguridad específica con una llave de acceso disponible para los socorristas. Al instalar el sistema, los socorristas pueden acceder a una residencia sin utilizar métodos de entrada forzada, minimizando los daños a la propiedad y las posibles lesiones, y proporcionando un acceso rápido a una persona que necesita asistencia. Para obtener más información sobre las cajas Knox residenciales, visite https://www.knoxbox.com/Products/Residential-KnoxBoxes.

Se anima a los residentes mayores a aprovechar este programa comprando una Knox Box. Además, como parte del Programa, el Distrito mantiene una cantidad limitada de cajas disponibles para préstamo a residentes mayores de bajos ingresos elegibles.

Para obtener más información sobre la compra de una caja o los requisitos de elegibilidad del Programa de Préstamo de Cajas, comuníquese con el Distrito de Protección contra Incendios de West Chicago al (630) 231-2123.

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