Knox Box

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 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 the local responding department.

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.

If you would like to learn more about Knox products, or to place a request, click this link http://www.knoxbox.com and follow the instructions below.  For a smaller residential Knox Box that accommodates 1-2 keys, click here for the Knox HomeBox.  

 Orders can also be placed by using the standard order form which can be picked up at Station 85 located at 665 East Brown Deer Road, Bayside, WI. An order form can be mailed to you by calling Donna Flint at (414)357-0113 Ext 1101. If you have questions regarding the commercial or residential Knox program please email Battalion Chief John Maydak at jmaydak@nsfire.org.


The online ordering system is easy to use and the fastest way to receive your order.

Click this link and follow the instructions below which walk you through the ordering process. 

Enter "North Shore Fire Dept" in the box "Department Name or City" then click the icon "Search Departments."

Click to select North Shore Fire Dept / 4401 W River Ln:

You will be taken to the e-Approval page, click the green box to proceed. You will then follow the remainder of the e-Approval process to complete your order. Once the order is complete, you will receive confirmation within minutes of your submittal.

If you have additional questions about completing an online order please call Donna Flint at (414)357-0113 Ext 1102