The goal of the Dixon City Fire Department 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 is causing delays when responding to emergencies.

In order to access buildings quickly, minimize forced entry damage, and protect firefighters from injury, the Dixon City 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 ¼” solid steel with a ½” 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 Dixon City 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.

Knox-Boxes are specified by the Dixon City 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.

How do I order a Knox Box?

  • Contact the Dixon City Fire Department at 815-288-3323
  • Ask them for an Authorization/Order Form
  • Complete all of the information requested on the form
  • Obtain an authorized signature from the fire department chief
  • Send your order with payment to the Knox Company

Contact Information
If you have any further questions feel free to call the Knox Company at 800-552-5669 or you can visit the Knox website at

Otherwise, please call our fire department at 815-288-3323 to obtain an order form and installation instructions.