Residential KnoxBox Program

Why? Give firefighters emergency access to your home,

If there is a fire or other emergency at your home, a locked door can slow down firefighters or paramedics. They may need to break the door to get in. County Fire can give  qualified residents a lock box with a key that firefighters can use to enter your home. 

The box is called a KnoxBox. It is free. County Fire will install the box.   

Who qualifies?

• You must live in San Diego County Fire service area or Deer Springs Fire Protection District. (use the map below to see if you are in the service area)

• One of these must be true:

    o You are 62 or older.

    o You have a disability. 

    o You need help with one or more Major Life Activity (MLA). This includes caring for yourself, eating, using your hands.  See qualifying disabilities and definition of Major Life Activity  

See qualifying disabilities and definition of Major Life Activity.

How to Apply:

Apply online


Fill out an Application Form (English)   La Aplicación (en Espanol)

Email the form:

Mail the form:

San Diego County Fire Protection District/Community Risk Reduction
5560 Overland Ave, Suite 400  
San Diego, CA 92123

Call us: (858) 974-5744

Once we approve your application, we will contact you to schedule a time to install the KnoxBox.

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