Residential KnoxBox Program

Firefighter uses residential KnoxBox to open front door of home.


When San Diego County Fire is called upon to help during emergencies, our mission is clear. We reach those in need, as quickly and safely as possible.

Sometimes, we must overcome barriers. Locked doors are among those barriers, when residents cannot reach them due to their conditions.

Our Residential KnoxBox Program is designed to give residents a back-up plan to be accessible during crisis.

Qualifying residents will receive a lock box at no cost. Inside, a spare house key can be stored for access by County Fire during emergencies. County Fire will install the box. 

Residents who live in Deer Springs Fire Protection District, Ramona Municipal Water District, or San Diego County Fire's service area and identify with at least one of the following:

  • 62 years of age or older
  • Have a disability
  • Needs assistance with one or more Major Life Activity

Fill out an Online Application


Fill out an  Application Form (pdf) and return to the Community Risk Reduction Division by email or sending it by US mail to:

San Diego County Fire Community Risk Reduction    5510 Overland Ave, Suite 250  San Diego, CA 92123




(858) 974-5744

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