Quilcene Fire Rescue Residential Key Box Program
QUILCENE, WA – Quilcene Fire Rescue (QFR) has established a free residential loaner key box program for the residents of Jefferson County Fire District #2 (Quilcene, Dabob, Coyle).
The objectives of the program are to expedite emergency responders reaching a patient and to minimize or eliminate damage to property by forcible entry. The key box is a secure steel box which residents can place the key to their home for rapid access by fire department crews. The Key Box is then placed over the top of the front door, no other installation is needed. Only on-duty Quilcene Fire Rescue personnel have the master key used to access the key box.
The Residential Loaner key box is available as a one-year loan subject to renewal, if necessary. We do require a security deposit of $50.00 which will be returned to the resident when the box is returned to the Fire District. Essentially, the program is free to residents with the small refundable deposit. The Residential Loaner Key Box remains the property of Quilcene Fire Rescue and is to be returned to the Fire District when the condition of the individual no longer warrants the use of the box.
Quilcene Fire Chief Larry Karp said “it’s unfortunate, but sometimes we get called by an elderly or injured resident who can’t unlock the door so our crews can begin treating them. We are then forced to either wait an extended length of time for a family member to arrive or we must force entry and potentially damage a door or window. These unfortunate situations can be avoided if the resident or their family put up a key box to allow the fire district access to assist when needed”.
The department has a limited supply of residential lock boxes available for this program. So, if you, or someone you know needs a key box, give us a call at 360-765-3333 or stop into the administrative offices at 61 Herbert Street to get set up.
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