Emergency Response Key Box

Emergency Response Key Box

key lock box In a medical or fire emergency, it is necessary for Genoa Township Fire Department personnel to gain immediate entry into homes to provide life-saving services.  To avoid the need for emergency responders to force entry, residents are urged to purchase a locked key box through the Township's designated vendor, Roper Lock Box, LLC.

Genoa Township Fire Department has partnered with the Roper Lock Box, LLC to give emergency responders the access they need without the security risks of hiding a key outside.  The Roper Over-The-Door Key Box is installed simply without the need for tools. A key to the property is secured inside the box accessible only to emergency responders.

Lock boxes may be purchased by residents online from the Roper Lock Box, LLC for $27.95 plus shipping. When purchasing, take care to enter code: “GENOA” to ensure receipt of a box that is accessible to local emergency responders.  After the box arrives, call the Fire Department at 614-568-2040 to arrange for a key to the property to be secured inside.  As an alternative, there may be lock boxes available for sale directly from the Genoa Township Fire Department. Call to check availability of current inventory. 

Questions may be directed to the Fire Marshal at 614-568-2040.

Why install a lock box?

  • Caller cannot physically get to the door to allow emergency responders to enter. 
  • A monitored fire alarm system is activated while the property owner is away.
  • The property is inadvertently locked with the keys inside.