Rapid Access: Gainesville Fire Department
Around 10 years ago, Gainesville, Georgia adopted the International Fire Code for their community. This code grants the department the authority to require businesses to have a key box for emergency access. After adopting the code, Gainesville decided to implement the key box provision in their jurisdiction. After exploring their different options, they settled on the Knox System as the key box for their community.
Gainesville has experienced many benefits from implementing the Knox System. They’ve been able to “eliminate waiting for a business owner” and been able to access minor problems much earlier. In the past, “if we couldn’t see the smoke after doing the preliminary walk around, we couldn’t tell they had a problem,” said Fire Marshal Jerome Yarbrough. Now with a Knox-Box they’re able to gain access without having to wait and resolve these smaller incidents before they grow.
Knox® KeySecure® unit installed in apparatus