Smoke Detector Placement Program
The Smoke Detector Placement Program is designed for residents in the jurisdiction of Phenix City Fire / Rescue service. A smoke detector can be installed in single-family dwellings that are not rental property. Once Fire / Rescue is aware of a home without a smoke detector and meets the guidelines of this program, they can install a battery-operated smoke detector (or detectors) in the appropriate locations and in a professional manner.
The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders. First responders across North America use the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System to prevent costly entry damage while protecting property and lives. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, Knox® products allow immediate entry into buildings and property without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners can store entrance keys, access cards, and floor plans in high-security Knox-Box key boxes mounted near building entrances. Each Knox-Box purchased by a property owner is keyed to a single master key controlled by Phenix City Fire / Rescue.
In addition to key boxes and vaults, Knox padlocks and key switches operate with the same master key. There are so many gated communities today that fire and police departments are delayed when responding to emergency calls. Increased property damage and even total loss is a threat when property is not accessible.
The Knox Rapid Entry System was developed to save property and lives, and that’s why Phenix City participates in the program. If you would like to learn more about Knox products and how they can help protect your home or business, visit their website.
Requests can be made through the Fire Marshal’s Office for scheduled programs / classes such as:
- Community Events
- Fire Extinguisher Use
- Fire Station Tours
- Home Safety Surveys
- School Education Classes