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Residential Knox Box &
Premise Alert Program


The residential Knox Box program is designed for residents who have any type of condition which would prevent them from answering their door.

Residential Knox Boxes are secured key boxes designed to provide responding firefighters and paramedics immediate access to entry keys for a residence. In the event of an emergency, in which a resident cannot come to the door, the Knox Box system allows firefighters and paramedics to gain access to your home without having to wait for a key holder to arrive from another location or without forcing or breaking a door or window.

For more information, contact or visit our business office at Station 1 at 847-639-2121, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., or, submit a request form.

Illinois Premise Alert Program Protects Special Needs Residents

Under the Illinois Premise Alert Program, residents with special needs are requested to provide information to local public safety agencies to allow first responders to deal with emergency situations in an appropriate manner involving special needs individuals.

Information provided to the Cary Fire Protection District is stored in a database and kept confidential to be used only by police, fire and emergency medical personnel responding to specified locations. This data will alert first responders to handle each specific emergency.

Residents will not receive any type of preferential treatment by providing information to public safety agencies and first responders will not be held liable for duties relating to the reporting of the special needs individuals.

For more information, please contact our business office at Station 1:

Phone: 847-639-2121

The business office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.

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