With the aim of making a difference in the lives of those we serve and also assisting during responses to some of our most at-risk citizens, Poudre Fire Authority has launched a new program for private residences within Poudre Fire Authority’s 235-square-mile response area.
The new Knox HomeBox program is designed to allow firefighters to more quickly gain access to a private home in the event of an emergency.
Knox HomeBoxes are small, heavy-duty and locked boxes that can be affixed to a standard residential door. Only firefighters can get into the boxes to access a key to the home, which prevents potential damage to the door upon entry.
To be part of the program, residents may order any model Knox HomeBox at www.knoxhomebox.com/overview. Order information will automatically go to Poudre Fire Authority to register the HomeBox in our system to ensure firefighters have access.
Poudre Fire Authority is also loaning a certain number of Knox HomeBoxes to those who have an immediate need; for those who need financial assistance, the loan deposit can be waived.
Who’s best served by this program?
• Older adults.
• Those with an ongoing condition who have previously needed help from emergency responders.
• People recovering from surgery.
Those with questions may call Theresa Reifinger at 970-416-2891 or send an email to email@example.com.