Recent Calls
Tue. Jun 13th 2017
The early afternoon of June 13, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on Winter Street in the West End of Hagerstown. The Washington County ECC received calls reporting smo...
Mon. Jun 12th 2017
On the morning of June 12, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted, along with crews from the Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company and Community Rescue Service for a reported Apartment Building Fire ...
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
Hagerstown stations were alerted to Box Alarm 3-4-7 for an apartment fire at 809 Salem Ave. at 09:33 hrs. Engine 4 (Western Enterprise) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported smoke coming from t...
Mon. Nov 21st 2016
An individual leaving Meritus Medical Center contacted 9-1-1 advising a building was on fire near Yale Drive. Box Alarm 10-3 was immediately dispatched at 02:50 hrs. bringing multiple departments on ...
Sun. Nov 6th 2016
Hagerstown fire stations and the Funkstown Vol. Fire Company were alerted for Box Alarm 4-8-5 for a structure fire in the 600 block of Knightsbridge Drive at 22:49 hours. The Washington County ECC wa...
Knox Box Information

Knox Box Program

Offering Peace of Mind for the Community and Firefighters

The goal of the First Hagerstown Hose Company is to provide the best and most up-to-date service to the people in our fire protection area.  In contrast, maintaining keys to alarmed buildings / residences has become unmanageable and could cause a delay when responding to emergency situations.


In order to access buildings quickly, minimize forced entry damage, and protect firefighters from injury, the Hagerstown Fire Department has adopted the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System.  Currently. more than seven thousand fire departments and the communities they protect enjoy the benefits of this proven system.


Knox-Boxes are constructed of 1/4" solid steel with a 1/2" steel door and reinforced locking mechanism.  They are UL listed against physical attack and Medeco security lock is patented and UL listed for drill, pick and pull resistance.


The master key to open the Knox-Box is held ONLY by the Hagerstown Fire Department.  This high security key is strictly controlled and is produced ONLY by the Medeco factory under direction from an authorized fire official's signature. Each time the key is accessed by a fire department member, their name, reason for access, and related info is recorded and maintained by the Hagerstown Fire Department.


Knox-Boxes are specified by the Hagerstown Fire Department but are purchased directly from the Knox Company.  Once installed near the entrance to your property, the Hagerstown Fire Department locks your building entrance key inside the Knox-Box so that it is available onsite for future emergencies.


Please visit the Knox Website directly to make a purchase - please indicate the Hagerstown Fire Department as your fire department when making your purchase.   


To better assist you with your purchase, please click on the link below.  By clicking on the link, you will find information provided by the Hagerstown Fire Department. This information includes step-by-step instructions on how to order directly from the Knox Company website, and provide you with information on the different types of Knox-Boxes that are preferred by our department .

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