Every day, the City of Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department responds to various occupancies for many different types of emergencies. On occasion, the person within the occupancy that called for help is not able to ensure that the front door (or any door, for that matter) is open to allow the fire department access. In these emergency situations, the fire department must force entry into the occupancy, whether a business or a residence, to gain access to the inside. While this is a common occurrence for residential occupancies, the fire department often runs into this problem at multi-family occupancies and businesses. Our lockbox program was enacted to prevent these problems.
By having a lockbox on your commercial, industrial, or multi-family property, you ensure that the fire department (and only the fire department) has access to your occupancy 24 hours a day. These boxes are very secure and only the fire department has a key to open these boxes. By having a lockbox, you can help the fire department avoid unnecessary damage to your occupancy. Rather than having to force entry, the fire department can simply use the key stored within the lockbox to enter your occupancy. For emergencies that do not involve a working fire, this solution serves as a very inexpensive insurance policy. Prices range from approximately $115 to $200 for one lockbox, depending on what model is purchased.
For more information, please contact the City of Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department's Deputy Fire Chief at 486-2094. We can send you an order form and ensure that your lockbox information is contained on our pre-fire plan of your structure.