Knox HomeBox

The Elmhurst Fire Department has begun a residential Knox HomeBox program available to residents with special needs.  A Knox HomeBox is a rapid-entry system designed to provide secure emergency access to a home or property to those living alone or with a history or medical or mobility issues.  

When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox HomeBox allows the Fire Department to gain immediate access to the home without forced entry damage or delay.  The boxes are a metal box with a door hanger attached and are meant to be placed over the top of the resident’s front entry door.  Inside the box, a key to the residence is securely placed for access by the Elmhurst Fire Department only.  For information on obtaining a Knox HomeBox, please call 630.530.3090Knox HomeBox