The Mayfield Heights Fire Department is proud to announce the implementation of our Residential Lock Box Program. The goal of this program is to assist Firefighters and Paramedics in gaining rapid entry into your home in the event of an emergency, saving time and property by eliminating the need for forced entry.
What is a Lock Box?
A residential lock box is a heavy, metal, safe-like box that is mounted on the door jamb of your home. A key to your house is secured inside the box and access to the box can only be obtained by a master key created specifically for the Mayfield Heights Fire Department. This master key remains secured on Fire Department apparatus and is only accessible to Mayfield Heights Fire Safety Personnel.
In the event of an emergency in which you are unable to open the door for First Responders, the Fire Department can use their master key to open the lock box and access your house key to gain entry into your home. Having a lock box can add lifesaving minutes during an emergency and can save property damage that forcibly gaining entry may cause.
Purchasing a Lock Box
If you are the owner of a single family home in Mayfield Heights, you may purchase a Residential Lock Box for $30 through the Mayfield Heights Fire Department. A Fire Official will schedule an appointment to come to your home and install the box for you.
Please call Laura at the Mayfield Heights Fire Dept. at 440 442-2626 ext. 295 for details.