The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company (WVFC) would like to remind businesses and homeowners, and anyone else involved with building or facility access, that a device exists which allows first responders quick access to your property in times of an emergency, without damaging doors, locks, or windows. This is done using a system called a Rapid Entry System by Kidde.
In an emergency, a Rapid Entry System can help eliminate barriers, reduce injuries, and minimize property damage. In compliance with International Fire Code, these police/fire department lock boxes are mounted securely near building doors, gates, and other entrances. If an alarm sounds, emergency personnel have immediate access to the facility.
If you are a resident or business in Fauquier County looking for a key entry lock box, Rapid Entry System Lock Boxes by Kidde are available to purchase online at lockbox.shopkidde.com.
How To Order:
As of 9/23/2023, the online storefront at the Kidde website is not functional.
To order, please contact the email address published on their page.
If the store becomes functional again, follow the instructions below by visiting the link above.
- Click on “Create an Account” at the top and complete the online registration.
- Sign in to your account and search for “Fauquier” in the Find Your Fire Department field.
- Select the department “Fauquier Co Fire Rescue ES” and click Submit.
- From there you will be able to complete your order and checkout. The box will be shipped directly to you for you to install at your house/business.
- Once it is installed and set, contact us and we will come out to lock it.
This lock box has been used for years now in our service district and proves itself time and time again by allowing our personnel a way into your building in EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY, and without damaging any structural elements. If owners or property managers purchase and install this very secure box, it will allow quick, easy, and safe ingress for us to check for possible emergency situations.
To date, there are well over one hundred of these boxes installed within the town and county. It is the “official” designated lock box vendor for our system. Only public safety officials in the fire department and local law enforcement have keys to access the lock box, which are accounted for on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the building owner (or designee) to provide us with applicable facility keys which then are placed and secured into the lock box by us, and used ONLY for EMERGENCIES.
We hope you will take the time to review the Rapid Entry Lock Box Program on Kidde’s website and take advantage of this very minor investment which provides ease of access for emergency personnel. In an emergency, seconds count. This will help reduce reaction times when mechanical forcible entry may be needed by enabling crews to simply use the key(s) provided to us by the building owner. Please contact the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief at any time should you have questions.