Knox Box

Dear Property Owner:


The goal of the Callao Volunteer Fire Department is to provide the best and most up-to-date service to the people in our fire protection district.  In contrast, maintaining keys to alarmed buildings has become unmanageable and is causing delays when responding to emergencies.


In order to access buildings quickly, minimize forced entry damage and protect firefighters from injury, the Callao Volunteer Fire Department has recently adopted the KNOX-BOX® Rapid Entry System.  Currently, more than 9,000 fire departments and the communities they protect enjoy the benefits of this proven system.


Knox-Boxes are constructed of ¼” solid steel with a ½” steel door and reinforced locking mechanism.  They are UL listed against physical attack and the 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 Callao Volunteer Fire Department and Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office.  This high security key is strictly controlled and is produced only by the Medeco factory under direction from an authorized fire official’s signature.


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


Please review the enclosed brochure and feel free to call the Knox Company at 800-552-5669 if you have any questions.  You can also visit the Knox web site at  Otherwise, please call Chris Neale at 804-529-5685 to obtain an order form and installation instructions.





Thomas C. Neale, Captain

Callao Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

Chris Neale | General