East Meadow

East Meadow Fire Department

Knox Box Rapid Entry System

The KNOX-BOX® solution is a secure rapid entry program specifically developed for fire departments. With one master key, the East Meadow Fire Department has the ability to gain access to commercial and residential properties located throughout the East Meadow Fire District. More than 6,000 departments nationwide use Knox key boxes and vaults, Haz-Mat cabinets, key switches, and padlocks.

High-Security Boxes

Business property owners in the East Meadow Fire District can store their entrance keys in these high-security key boxes mounted near their building entrances. Each KNOX-BOX® purchased by the property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled only by the East Meadow Fire Department.

Reduces Responses Times & Property Damage

With the Knox System, there is no delay in waiting for a property owner to unlock the door in the middle of the night, and no need to force the door open to gain entry.

The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time and property damage.

Many times the damage to a door can exceed the cost of a box, having paid itself off in a single Fire Department response.

Ordering a Knox-Box

When ordering and installing a KNOX-BOX®, you will need a registration form from the East Meadow Fire District. This will enable you to make the purchase through Knox. The first step is to E Mail Fire Inspector James Kane at [email protected] or call

516-542-0578 Ext 636, so that we can work with you on getting the correct box, earmark an appropriate location for your installation, and arrange for your keys to be securely locked into the box once you have installed it at your building. To learn more about the Knox system for your business or home, visit the Knox Box System Website.

Fire Inspection Contact Information

Board of Fire Commissioners

District Building
197 East Meadow Avenue
East Meadow, New York 11554 (Map It)
516-542-0578 EXT. 636
Fax: 516-542-0593
Email: [email protected]

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