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New Requirements Approved For Businesses To Provide ‘Key Lock Box’ and ‘Pre-Plan Information’

September 1, 2016

Hampden Township Commissioners approved two new Ordinances to assist the Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Company in providing better response to emergency situations at commercial establishments.

The ‘Key Lock Box Ordinance’ requires all businesses within the Township to have a key lock box installed on the exterior portion of the building which is accessible to the Fire Company. The key lock box shall contain keys to all locked doors in the facility and provide three emergency contact phone numbers for representatives from the business. This requirement will provide for a faster and safer response to emergency calls at commercial establishments.

Residential property owners may, at their sole option, install a key lock box at their home which will prove useful to

1-17-17 Kitchen Fire: 5271 Deerfield Avenue

January 19, 2017

Box 30-07 toned Engine Companies 30,37,31,28, Truck 30, Rescue 27,30, and RIT 33 at 1419 hours to 5271 Deerfield Avenue for a kitchen fire. Chief 2-30 on location with a 2 story residential heavy fire side A on the first floor. Engine 1-30 stretched. 2 lines were stretched on the initial fire attack. Bulk of fire knocked down in 15 minutes with extensive overhaul checking for extension. Engine Companies 12,22, and Rescue 31 special called to the scene for manpower. All occupants out prior to FD arrival.

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