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Fire Safety

Knox Boxes

What happens if there is an emergency in your business or facility and no one is available to allow responders access? Rescue Hose Company partnered with Knox Box systems to provide an alternative.

The Knox Box is a rapid entry system developed for property owners and emergency responders. With many available styles and applications, this SECURE enclosure is permanently mounted at the building entrance, gate post, or location of your choosing. When responders arrive, a key- that is unique to that department and mounted in the apparatus- is removed to open the Knox Box. A set of owner-provided keys is then used to gain immediate entry and check for problems, alarm activation cause, or any other reason for the response. This accessibility helps to reduce the damage caused by delayed investigation or forced entry as well as providing peace of mind!

Contact us to arrange a review of the different systems or to get the Department-specific application form.      


House Signs


In an emergency, time is critical. Available in vertical and horizontal orientation, we offer reflective street signs to help us locate your residence or business when you need help. Contact the Station to make arrangements to help US- help YOU in an emergency.


Smoke Alarms

In a fire, SECONDS COUNT. Half of all home fire deaths result from incidents reported between 11 pm and 7 am- when most occupants are asleep. Smoke alarms can alert people to a fire BEFORE it spreads, allowing everyone a chance to get out before it spreads.

According to research (NFPA), working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire by HALF. Three out five fire deaths occurred in homes with either no smoke alarms or no WORKING smoke alarms.

-Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home- including basement.

-Interconnect smoke alarms throughout, so when one sounds- they all sound.

-Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.

-Replace smoke alarms when they are ten years old- or sooner if they don't respond properly.  

-Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.

-If the alarm goes off, GET OUTSIDE and STAY OUTSIDE. Go to your meeting spot, call 9-1-1 and wait for the Fire Department to arrive.

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