Knox Box Program
In order to allow Firefighters rapid entry to properties, the CDAFD uses a designated key box system known as a Knox Box. If you are unsure if your property needs a Knox Box please contact Craig Etherton or Bobby Gonder at the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department Administration building. 769-2245. Some properties that usually require a Knox Box according to Idaho Fire Code are:
-Commercial buildings that use, store, or manufacture hazardous materials
-Buildings equipped with fire sprinkler systems and/or fire alarm systems that are monitored by an outside Central Station
-Other properties that where fire department access will be delayed as determined by the fire code official.
CDAFD recommends the 3200 series, available on www.knoxbox.com. The 3200 series is available in both a lift off, and hinged door model. The lift off door is the most popular model and comes in a wall mount and recess mounted model. Prices range from $199 to $279. The next most popular choice is the 3200 hinged door series, with prices ranging from $239 to $279. Also available in both surface mounted and recess mounted models.
Question on knox box placement, contact the CDA Fire Prevention Department 208-769-2245.