East Brandywine Fire Company
East Brandywine Fire Company

2023 Incidents
Fire Medical Total
Jan 26 27 53
Feb 19 30 49
Mar 34 27 61
Apr 42 29 71
May 35 29 64
Jun 38 24 62
Jul 45 45 90
Aug 32 43 75
Total 271 254 525

Previous Years Incidents
Fire Medical Total
2022 417 286 701
2021 367 224 591
2020 353 256 608
2019 360 554 914
2018 350 550 900
2017 330 484 814
2016 356 402 758
2015 373 376 749
2014 426 430 856
2013 366 451 817
2012 380 431 811
2011 362 445 807
2010 300 422 722
Total 4740 5311 10048

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Knox Box Program

As a property owner have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if there was a fire or medical emergency at your property but all of the doors were locked? How would the fire department or emergency medical personnel gain access to your building? Without a key readily available it may be necessary to force entry resulting in costly damage to doors and windows and delaying access to the emergency. While the endKnox Box In Use result may justify the means, forcible entry is a last-resort and can be avoided. In order to provide a faster and more secure service to our community, East Brandywine Fire Company has adopted the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System.

The Knox-Box Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and fire departments. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box allows immediate entry into the building without forced entry damage or delay. Property owners store entrance keys, access cards and/or floor plans in high-security Knox-Boxes mounted near building entrances. Once the incident has concluded the department re-secures the property and returns the entrance key to the Knox-Box. Each Knox-Box is purchased by a property owner and is keyed to a single master key controlled by East Brandywine Fire Company.

A Knox-Box eliminates the need for forced entry in the case of an emergency, thus avoiding costly and time-consuming efforts to gain access into the building. Here are just a few reasons for a Knox-Box:

* Eliminate needless, costly forced entry damage that may not be covered by your insurance deductible.

* Assure immediate building entry by firefighters without delay or waiting for building keys.

* Protect inventory, equipment and supplies from unnecessary water damage caused by delayed sprinkler shut-off.

* Save time and aggravation by not having to drive to your building at 2:00 am for a false alarm.

* Feel secure about emergency coverage when your building is left unattended. The fire department holds the only key to the Knox-Box.

* Maintain building security after a fire alarm investigation by simply re-locking the undamaged door.

Consider installing a Knox-Box if any of the following apply:

  • You or a family member have limited mobility
  • You or a family member suffer from a medical illness or disability
  • Your property has a monitored alarm system (ADT, Xfinity, etc.)
  • Your building is an apartment building or a house that has been divided into separate living units

If you have questions or would like to purchase a Knox Box® for your business or home please contact scottpiersol@ebrandywine.org.

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